South America Population

Population now

433,768,217
Male:213,871,520(49.30 %)
Female:219,895,828(50.70 %)
Births in 2020:406,574
Deaths in 2020:175,257

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:72.79 years
Female:79.57 years
Total:76.18 years
Median Age:31.01 years
Birth Rate:14.94
Death Rate:6.44
Growth Rate:1.32 %
Fertility Rate:1.91

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
  • Life expectancy
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

South America Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
1960149M74M74M12.11%40.0412.875.7756.0654.1658.0718.4751.75%8.40
1961153M76M76M12.16%39.8112.605.7656.4954.5558.5618.3752.61%8.63
1962157M78M79M12.20%39.5112.345.7356.9254.9259.0418.2653.49%8.86
1963161M81M81M12.24%39.1212.085.7057.3455.2859.5318.1654.36%9.11
1964166M83M83M12.27%38.6411.815.6357.7455.6260.0018.0955.23%9.35
1965170M85M85M12.30%38.0611.555.5558.1555.9760.4718.0756.03%9.60
1966175M87M87M12.32%37.4011.285.4558.5656.3160.9518.0256.83%9.86
1967179M89M90M12.33%36.6811.005.3358.9856.6661.4418.0257.62%10.11
1968184M92M92M12.35%35.9410.735.2159.3957.0061.9318.0658.42%10.37
1969188M94M94M12.37%35.2010.465.0859.8157.3662.4218.1359.20%10.62
1970193M96M97M12.38%34.5010.204.9560.2357.7062.9118.2260.00%10.88
1971197M99M99M12.40%33.899.964.8260.6458.0563.3818.3260.79%11.14
1972202M101M101M12.43%33.379.734.7161.0358.3963.8318.4461.58%11.40
1973207M103M104M12.46%32.969.534.6161.4058.7264.2418.5762.34%11.66
1974211M105M106M12.49%32.649.364.5161.7559.0564.6218.7263.09%11.93
1975216M108M108M0.992.52%32.409.204.4362.0859.3664.9918.8663.84%12.20
1976221M110M111M0.992.56%32.229.054.3662.4159.6665.3418.9964.59%12.48
1977226M113M113M0.992.60%32.048.914.2862.7459.9665.7019.1265.34%12.76
1978231M115M116M0.992.63%31.838.774.2163.0860.2766.0719.2566.09%13.05
1979236M118M119M0.992.66%31.588.624.1363.4260.5766.4519.4066.84%13.35
1980242M120M121M0.992.69%31.258.474.0563.7760.8866.8419.5867.58%13.65
1981247M123M124M0.992.71%30.858.313.9564.1261.1967.2519.7168.31%13.95
1982253M126M127M0.992.72%30.398.163.8564.4761.4967.6419.8969.02%14.26
1983258M128M130M0.992.73%29.878.013.7564.8161.7868.0420.0869.71%14.58
1984264M131M133M0.992.73%29.327.873.6665.1462.0668.4120.2770.39%14.89
1985269M134M135M0.992.72%28.747.733.5665.4662.3468.7820.4771.05%15.21
1986275M137M138M0.992.70%28.157.603.4665.7762.6169.1420.6671.70%15.52
1987280M139M141M0.992.68%27.547.483.3766.0862.8769.4920.8672.34%15.83
1988286M142M144M0.992.66%26.947.363.2766.3963.1369.8521.0672.97%16.14
1989291M145M147M0.992.64%26.367.253.1966.7163.4070.2121.2773.59%16.45
1990297M147M149M0.992.61%25.807.143.1167.0363.6870.5821.4974.20%16.76
1991302M150M152M0.992.59%25.267.033.0467.3863.9870.9621.7074.78%17.06
1992308M153M155M0.982.58%24.766.912.9767.7464.3171.3621.9275.34%17.36
1993313M155M158M0.982.57%24.286.802.9068.1364.6671.7622.1475.89%17.66
1994318M158M160M0.982.56%23.816.692.8568.5365.0472.1722.3776.43%17.96
1995323M160M163M0.982.56%23.366.572.7968.9465.4472.5922.6176.96%18.26
1996329M163M166M0.982.54%22.926.472.7369.3665.8473.0222.8577.48%18.55
1997334M165M168M0.982.53%22.486.362.6769.7866.2573.4323.0978.02%18.85
1998339M168M171M0.982.51%22.036.272.6270.1966.6673.8423.3278.56%19.14
1999344M170M174M0.982.49%21.586.192.5670.5967.0574.2423.5779.09%19.43
2000349M173M176M0.982.44%21.116.132.5070.9767.4274.6223.8479.61%19.71
2001354M175M179M0.982.40%20.656.082.4471.3267.7774.9824.1379.96%19.99
2002359M178M181M0.982.34%20.196.042.3971.6668.1075.3224.4680.26%20.27
2003364M180M184M0.982.28%19.736.022.3471.9868.4275.6424.8080.54%20.54
2004369M182M186M0.982.22%19.306.002.2972.2968.7375.9525.1580.82%20.80
2005373M185M189M0.982.15%18.885.992.2472.5969.0476.2425.4981.10%21.06
2006378M187M191M0.982.09%18.505.992.2072.8869.3276.5125.8481.37%21.32
2007382M189M193M0.982.03%18.165.992.1673.1669.6176.7826.2081.63%21.57
2008386M191M195M0.981.97%17.846.002.1373.4369.9077.0426.5681.89%21.81
2009391M193M198M0.981.92%17.576.012.1073.7170.1877.2926.9282.13%22.06
2010395M195M200M0.981.88%17.316.022.0873.9770.4677.5427.2982.37%22.30
2011399M197M202M0.981.83%17.086.042.0674.2370.7377.7827.6582.61%22.54
2012404M199M204M0.981.78%16.856.072.0474.4870.9978.0228.0182.84%22.78
2013408M201M206M0.981.73%16.626.092.0374.7271.2478.2428.3883.07%23.02
2014412M203M209M0.971.67%16.396.142.0174.9471.4878.4528.7583.29%23.26
2015416M205M211M0.971.62%16.156.171.9975.1671.7078.6529.1383.51%23.49
2016420M207M213M0.971.55%15.916.231.9775.3771.9378.8429.5083.72%23.72
2017424M209M215M0.971.50%15.676.281.9675.5772.1479.0229.8783.94%23.94
2018428M211M217M0.971.44%15.426.331.9475.7772.3679.2030.2584.15%24.16
2019432M213M219M0.971.38%15.186.381.9275.9772.5779.3930.6384.35%24.37
2020435M215M221M0.971.32%14.946.441.9176.1872.7979.5731.0184.56%24.58

South America Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
2021439M216M223M0.971.26%14.726.501.9076.3773.0179.7531.3884.77%24.78
2022442M218M224M0.971.21%14.506.571.8876.5773.2279.9231.7484.97%24.97
2023446M220M226M0.971.15%14.286.631.8776.7773.4480.1032.1185.17%25.16
2024449M221M228M0.971.10%14.076.701.8676.9773.6680.2732.4885.37%25.35
2025452M223M229M0.971.05%13.856.761.8577.1673.8780.4432.8585.57%25.53
2026455M224M231M0.971.00%13.676.841.8477.3574.0980.6133.2185.77%25.70
2027458M226M233M0.970.95%13.496.921.8377.5574.3080.7733.5785.96%25.87
2028461M227M234M0.970.90%13.316.991.8277.7374.5280.9333.9386.16%26.04
2029464M228M236M0.970.86%13.137.071.8177.9374.7381.1034.3086.35%26.19
2030467M230M237M0.970.81%12.957.151.8078.1174.9581.2634.6786.55%26.35
2031469M231M238M0.970.77%12.807.241.8078.3075.1681.4235.0286.74%26.49
2032472M232M240M0.970.73%12.657.331.7978.4975.3881.5735.3786.93%26.63
2033474M233M241M0.970.68%12.507.421.7978.6875.5981.7335.7387.12%26.77
2034476M234M242M0.970.64%12.357.521.7878.8675.8181.8836.0887.30%26.90
2035479M235M243M0.970.60%12.207.611.7879.0576.0282.0336.4487.49%27.02
2036481M236M244M0.970.57%12.087.711.7779.2376.2482.1836.7787.68%27.14
2037483M237M245M0.970.53%11.967.811.7779.4176.4582.3337.1087.86%27.25
2038485M238M246M0.970.49%11.847.921.7679.6076.6782.4837.4388.04%27.35
2039486M239M247M0.970.46%11.728.021.7679.7776.8882.6237.7788.23%27.46
2040488M240M248M0.970.43%11.608.131.7679.9677.0982.7738.1188.41%27.55
2041490M241M249M0.970.40%11.508.241.7580.1477.3182.9138.4288.59%27.64
2042491M241M250M0.970.37%11.408.341.7580.3177.5283.0538.7388.76%27.72
2043492M242M250M0.970.34%11.308.461.7580.4977.7383.1939.0488.94%27.80
2044494M243M251M0.970.31%11.208.561.7580.6777.9483.3339.3489.12%27.87
2045495M243M252M0.970.28%11.108.671.7580.8578.1683.4739.6589.29%27.94
2046496M244M252M0.970.26%11.028.781.7581.0378.3783.6139.9289.46%28.00
2047497M244M253M0.970.23%10.938.891.7481.1978.5883.7440.1989.63%28.06
2048498M245M253M0.970.21%10.859.001.7581.3778.7983.8840.4689.79%28.11
2049499M245M254M0.970.18%10.779.111.7581.5479.0084.0240.7489.96%28.15
2050499M246M254M0.970.16%10.689.211.7481.7279.2184.1541.0290.12%28.19

Highest City Population in South America (mid 2020)

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RankCityCountryPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Sao PauloBrazil21,957,78710,021,295
2Buenos AiresArgentina15,111,82813,076,300
3Rio de JaneiroBrazil13,421,4806,023,699
4BogotaColombia10,891,4837,674,366
5LimaPeru10,647,7007,737,002
6SantiagoChile6,748,3054,837,295
7Belo HorizonteBrazil6,059,6542,373,224
8BrasiliaBrazil4,608,1762,207,718
9Porto AlegreBrazil4,127,4351,372,741
10RecifeBrazil4,105,6971,478,098
11FortalezaBrazil4,052,5662,400,000
12MedellinColombia3,985,6531,999,979
13SalvadorBrazil3,820,7402,711,840
14CuritibaBrazil3,657,2621,718,421
15AsuncionParaguay3,311,7841,482,200
16CampinasBrazil3,281,4361,031,554
17GuayaquilEcuador2,973,1321,952,029
18CaracasVenezuela2,937,6962,939,000
19CaliColombia2,769,8272,392,877
20GoianiaBrazil2,663,0451,171,195
21BelemBrazil2,322,69615,550
22BarranquillaColombia2,261,2621,380,425
23ManausBrazil2,241,8711,598,210
24MaracaiboVenezuela2,241,0442,225,000
25VitoriaBrazil2,060,349312,656
26ValenciaVenezuela1,899,1311,385,083
27Baixada SantistaBrazil1,883,740411,403
28QuitoEcuador1,862,6961,399,814
29La PazBolivia1,848,001812,799
30MontevideoUruguay1,748,9571,270,737
31Santa CruzBolivia1,697,3491,364,389
32CordobaArgentina1,566,7831,428,214
33RosarioArgentina1,522,4351,173,533
34Sao LuisBrazil1,480,348917,237
35NatalBrazil1,443,957763,043
36Joao PessoaBrazil1,371,479650,883
37BucaramangaColombia1,323,174571,820
38MaceioBrazil1,316,913954,991
39CochabambaBolivia1,289,653900,414
40JoinvilleBrazil1,296,044461,304
41FlorianopolisBrazil1,229,870412,724
42BarquisimetoVenezuela1,208,348809,490
43MaracayVenezuela1,197,3481,203,000
44MendozaArgentina1,164,305876,884
45CartagenaColombia1,059,522952,024
46TeresinaBrazil1,016,652744,512
47AracajuBrazil1,001,174490,175
48San Miguel de TucumanArgentina979,479781,023
49ValparaisoChile980,087282,448
50CucutaColombia928,652721,398

Map of South America

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Asia4562M
Africa1329M
Europe738M
South America435M