Argentina Population 2017

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Argentina has an estimated population of 42.1 million. This is up from a population of 40.1 million confirmed during the 2010 census. As a very sizable country, it has a fairly low population density of just 14 people per square kilometer (37/square mile), which ranks 212th in the world.

The capital and largest city is Buenos Aires, an autonomous city that is the second-largest metro area in South America. Buenos Aires has a population of 3 million, with a metropolitan population of close to 13 million.

92% of Argentina's population live in cities, with the 10 largest metro areas accounting for nearly half of the population.

Argentina Demographics

Argentina is a very diverse country of immigrants. Argentines often call the country a "crisol de razas," or mix of races. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Argentina received more than 6.6 million immigrants, second only to the United States, which helped the country's population double every 20 years.

Most Argentines are descended from several European ethnic groups, with more than 55% having Italian origins. The second-most common ethnic origin is Spanish. About 17% have French origins, and about 8% are descended from German immigrants. Argentina today has a large Arab population, most of whom are from Syria and Lebanon.There are also about 180,000 Asian people, mostly of Chinese and Korean origins.

The Argentine government estimates there are 750,000 residents without official documents, many of whom immigrated from Paraguay, Peru, and Bolivia.

Argentina has a fairly high proportion of seniors over the age of 65, who account for almost 11% of the population. About 26% of the population is under 15, which is slightly lower than the world average.

In 2010, Argentina became the first Latin American country to allow nationwide same-sex marriage.

Argentina Population History

Historical census figures also make for some interesting reading and recent surveys show that there have been sustained and consistent population growths for the last few decades.

Back in 1869 however, it was shown that there were just 1,830,214 people living here. Confirmed figures were only recorded on a sporadic basis from then on and the next available results date from 1895. At this point, it was shown that the population of Argentina had grown by over 100% to a figure of 4,044,911.

Further censuses in the first half of the 20th century were just as erratic in terms of when they were carried out. By 1960, the country had settled into a pattern whereby the surveys were carried out every ten years. The 1960 census showed that numbers had grown to 20,013,793 and from this point, percentage growths have been very stable on a decade by decade basis.

Argentina Population in 2017 Source: Allan Aguilar

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Argentina Population Growth

Argentina has one of the lowest population growth rates in all of Latin America, although the population is growing very slowly at a rate of about 1% a year. By 2030, Argentina’s population could be approaching 47 million.

Argentina Population Density

About Argentina

Official Name Argentine Republic
Languages Spoken Guaraní, Spanish
Borders BOL, BRA, CHL, PRY, URY
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -34,-64
Currencies Used ARS

Argentina Population Clock

What is the population of Argentina (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 411
Deaths Per Day 182
Net Migrations Per Day 13
Net Change Per Day 242
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Argentina Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 16.966 births/thousand 108th
Crude Death Rate 7.523 deaths/thousand 98th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.108 people/thousand 67th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.817 years 64th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.057 years 76th
Life Expectancy (Female) 80.5 years 56th
Total Fertility Rate 2.277 children/woman 95th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.09 surviving daughters/woman 89th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.04 males per female 146th
Infant Mortality Rate 11.926 deaths/1,000 live births 113th
Under Five Mortality 13.957 deaths/thousand 116th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.331 years 141st
Rate of Natural Increase 9.338 120th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.018% 80th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.085% 82nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.915% 83rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.45% 80th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.287% 82nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.59% 83rd
Crude Suicide Rate 10.8 suicides/thousand 60th
Median Age (Total) 31.5 years 99th
Median Age (Female) 32.7 years 92nd
Median Age (Male) 30.3 years 100th

Argentina Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 44,272,125 48.944% 51.056% 16 201 0.94% 32
2015 43,416,755 48.932% 51.068% 15 200 0.99% 32
2010 41,222,875 48.913% 51.087% 15 196 1.04% 31
2005 39,145,491 48.917% 51.083% 14 194 1.05% 30
2000 37,057,453 48.928% 51.072% 13 194 1.11% 31
1995 34,994,818 48.987% 51.013% 12 192 1.21% 31
1990 32,729,740 49.029% 50.971% 11 191 1.41% 31
1985 30,388,781 49.161% 50.839% 11 188 1.53% 30
1980 28,105,889 49.316% 50.684% 10 189 1.54% 29
1975 26,066,975 49.886% 50.114% 9 187 1.56% 28
1970 23,973,062 50.148% 49.852% 8 187 1.63% 28
1965 22,283,389 50.459% 49.541% 8 186 1.45% 28
1960 20,619,075 50.783% 49.217% 7 185 1.61% 28
1955 18,929,350 51.077% 48.923% 6 185 1.81% 28
1950 17,150,335 51.468% 48.532% 6 182 2.06% 27

Argentina Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 45,516,880 48.965% 51.035% 16 202 0.89% 32
2025 47,499,807 49.005% 50.995% 17 203 0.8% 33
2030 49,364,721 49.047% 50.953% 18 203 0.72% 33
2035 51,099,397 49.093% 50.907% 18 205 0.65% 33
2040 52,698,534 49.151% 50.849% 19 205 0.57% 33
2045 54,152,535 49.225% 50.775% 19 205 0.5% 36
2050 55,444,775 49.307% 50.693% 20 204 0.43% 36
2055 56,555,731 49.388% 50.612% 20 204 0.35% 36
2060 57,470,393 49.46% 50.54% 21 203 0.27% 37
2065 58,164,357 49.516% 50.484% 21 204 0.19% 40
2070 58,646,264 49.562% 50.438% 21 204 0.13% 42
2075 58,946,413 49.602% 50.398% 21 205 0.07% 42
2080 59,100,275 49.64% 50.36% 21 204 0.03% 43
2085 59,127,473 49.665% 50.335% 21 204 -0.01% 43
2090 59,041,842 49.684% 50.316% 21 202 -0.05% 43
2095 58,853,943 49.692% 50.308% 21 202 -0.08% 44
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations