Argentina Population 2017

44,290,033

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 2017Source: 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.

About Argentina

Official NameArgentine Republic
Languages SpokenSpanish, Guaraní
BordersBOL, BRA, CHL, PRY, URY
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-34-64
Currencies UsedARS

Argentina Population Density

Name Population
General Levalle5,492
Monte Buey5,497
Sastre5,521
Margarita Belen5,547
Balnearia5,585
General Conesa5,595
Devoto5,597
Huerta Grande5,630
Chanar Ladeado5,639
Tilcara5,640
Despenaderos5,645
Comandante Fontana5,655
Perugorria5,685
Gaiman5,753
Ingeniero Jacobacci5,785
Macia5,806
Paso de la Patria5,818
Concepcion del Bermejo5,830
Villa Ojo de Agua5,832
Capiovi5,860
Villa General Belgrano5,888
Panambi5,970
Suncho Corral6,087
Mocoreta6,088
San Julian6,143
Puerto Libertad6,143
Larroque6,200
Rada Tilly6,208
Gobernador Roca6,315
Capayan6,358
Senillosa6,394
Trevelin6,395
Fray Luis Beltran6,401
Salsipuedes6,411
Los Altos6,421
Adelia Maria6,434
Berrotaran6,446
San Jose6,452
Ingeniero Luis A. Huergo6,483
Victorica6,565
Los Frentones6,610
Rio Turbio6,650
Yacimiento Rio Turbio6,650
Alba Posse6,652
Trancas6,658
La Toma6,663
San Benito6,771
Santa Rosa de Rio Primero6,788
General Fernandez Oro6,813
Avia Terai6,821
Mina Clavero6,855
Icano6,857
Cruz Alta6,862
San Agustin de Valle Fertil6,864
Monte Cristo6,914
Monte Maiz6,920
Arias6,928
Veinticinco de Mayo6,962
Sierra Grande6,978
Intendente Alvear6,990
Malabrigo7,026
La Cocha7,066
Villa Maria Grande7,101
Villa del Totoral7,110
Laguna Larga7,137
Realico7,151
La Cumbre7,235
Sampacho7,238
Villa de Soto7,303
San Miguel7,396
Concepcion de la Sierra7,398
Justiniano Posse7,406
Hermoso Campo7,435
Villa La Angostura7,526
Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Caa Cati7,573
Nueve de Julio7,652
Yuto7,732
Huillapima7,779
Lamarque7,819
Itati7,902
Alvear7,917
Simoca7,939
Bovril7,977
Urdinarrain7,992
El Calafate8,000
Fiambala8,061
Coronel Moldes8,104
Calingasta8,176
Pampa del Infierno8,176
Brinkmann8,237
Garuhape8,259
Sarmiento8,292
Santa Rosa8,330
Canals8,343
El Galpon8,357
Colonia Aurora8,407
Puerto Vilelas8,455
Chicoana8,468
Taco Pozo8,470
Puerto Piray8,557
La Cruz8,591
Apolinario Saravia8,595
General Ramirez8,614
Malvinas Argentinas8,628
Huinca Renanco8,637
Ibarreta8,687
Viale8,939
Vicuna Mackenna8,994
Mburucuya9,012
Santa Sylvina9,040
Clodomira9,043
Capilla del Monte9,085
Coronel Du Graty9,140
Las Lajitas9,151
Campo Viera9,228
Las Heras9,303
Villa Canas9,328
Villa Elisa9,334
Malagueno9,364
Abra Pampa9,425
Santa Rosa de Calamuchita9,504
Totoras9,587
Justo Daract9,680
Puerto Tirol9,767
El Carril9,780
Choele Choel9,791
Eduardo Castex9,861
Corral de Bustos9,882
Leones9,971
La Leonesa10,067
Campo Ramon10,088
San Martin10,140
Calchaqui10,221
Puerto Deseado10,237
El Quebrachal10,243
General Cabrera10,351
Las Lomitas10,354
Ingeniero Guillermo N. Juarez10,357
Armstrong10,388
San Carlos Centro10,465
Corzuela10,470
Hernando10,486
Almafuerte10,534
Junin de los Andes10,592
Campo Largo10,743
El Trebol10,871
Bernardo de Irigoyen10,889
Quimili10,959
Candelaria11,039
San Bernardo11,101
San Jose de Feliciano11,137
Merlo11,159
San Clemente del Tuyu11,174
Las Parejas11,317
Humahuaca11,369
La Carlota11,490
Pampa del Indio11,588
San Salvador11,626
Oliva11,629
Coronel Dorrego11,644
Chos Malal11,721
Cafayate11,785
Las Toscas11,811
Veinticinco de Mayo11,928
Villa Berthet12,029
Campo Grande12,040
Presidencia de la Plaza12,231
Laguna Paiva12,250
Plaza Huincul12,273
Roldan12,468
Pilar12,488
General Acha12,536
Oncativo12,660
Colonia Wanda12,779
El Colorado12,780
Las Rosas12,793
Recreo12,798
Ceres13,063
Chamical13,383
Fraile Pintado13,682
Arauco13,720
Federacion13,789
Rosario del Tala13,807
Tostado14,000
Santa Lucia14,056
Andalgala14,068
Recreo14,204
San Cristobal14,286
Fray Luis A. Beltran14,390
Tinogasta14,509
Dos de Mayo14,544
Las Varillas14,649
Funes14,750
La Quiaca14,751
Pico Truncado14,985
Clorinda15,000
La Punta15,000
La Falda15,112
Bella Vista15,126
Morteros15,129
Catriel15,169
San Luis del Palmar15,347
Unquillo15,369
El Bolson15,537
Puerto Esperanza15,579
San Javier15,606
Carcarana15,619
General Pinedo15,741
Embalse15,900
Federal16,333
Rio Ceballos16,632
Villa Nueva16,841
San Jorge16,873
San Antonio Oeste16,966
Coronda16,975
Puerto Rico17,491
Rio Segundo18,155
Firmat18,294
Crespo18,296
Saladas18,349
Rufino18,361
Galvez18,374
Santa Elena18,410
Sunchales18,757
Cosquin19,070
Villa Paula de Sarmiento19,092
Villa Ocampo19,101
Pirane19,124
Joaquin V. Gonzalez19,185
Diamante19,545
El Soberbio19,571
Arroyito19,577
Vera19,797
General Enrique Mosconi19,811
Cinco Saltos19,819
Laboulaye19,908
Arroyo Seco20,008
Dean Funes20,164
Anatuya20,261
Albardon20,413
Aristobulo del Valle20,683
San Jose de Jachal21,018
Villa Allende21,683
San Justo21,809
Montecarlo22,229
Santo Tome22,634
Avellaneda23,077
Villa Gesell23,257
San Martin de los Andes23,519
San Pedro23,736
Monteros23,771
Embarcacion23,961
Marcos Juarez24,226
Perez24,436
Veinticinco de Mayo24,668
Monte Caseros24,671
La Paz24,716
Tres Isletas24,747
La Calera24,796
Jardin America24,905
Victoria25,139
Plottier25,186
Dolores25,190
Allen26,083
Rawson26,335
Esquina26,399
Fontana26,745
Jesus Maria26,825
Las Brenas26,955
Coronel Suarez27,000
Capitan Bermudez27,060
Charata27,813
Termas de Rio Hondo27,838
Villa Dolores28,009
Machagai28,070
Cruz del Eje28,166
Adrogue28,265
Esquel28,486
Gobernador Ingeniero Valentin Virasoro28,756
Garupa28,814
Centenario28,956
Mercedes30,649
Chajari30,655
Famailla30,951
Tigre31,106
Villa Regina31,209
Zapala31,534
General Jose de San Martin31,758
Casilda32,002
Villaguay32,027
Puerto Iguazu32,038
Quitilipi32,083
Granadero Baigorria32,427
Aguilares32,494
Gualeguay33,120
Pontevedra33,515
Caucete33,609
Villa Santa Rita34,000
Chacabuco34,587
Nueve de Julio34,718
Bell Ville35,105
Esperanza35,885
Canada de Gomez36,000
Caleta Olivia36,077
Curuzu Cuatia36,390
Castelli36,588
San Vicente38,247
Alderetes38,466
Retiro38,635
Alta Gracia40,384
Pocito40,969
Lincoln41,808
Chilecito42,248
Villa Angela43,511
Santa Lucia43,565
Paso de los Libres43,805
Villa Constitucion44,271
San Isidro45,190
Tres Arroyos47,136
Cutral-Co47,380
San Lorenzo47,626
Palpala48,199
Tafi Viejo48,459
Viedma48,940
Libertador General San Martin49,267
Yerba Buena50,783
Barranqueras50,823
Mercedes52,949
Rio Tercero53,389
Azul53,941
Puerto Eldorado54,189
Chivilcoy54,514
Obera56,528
Colegiales57,000
General Pico57,029
Punta Alta57,209
Ushuaia58,028
San Pedro58,430
San Francisco59,062
Santo Tome59,072
Tartagal60,819
Puerto Madryn64,555
Concepcion del Uruguay67,895
Villa Carlos Paz69,451
Goya70,245
Venado Tuerto72,340
General Roca73,212
Chimbas73,829
San Ramon de la Nueva Oran74,059
Gobernador Galvez74,650
Cipolletti75,078
Gualeguaychu78,676
Necochea80,478
Campana81,612
Lujan81,749
Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena81,879
San Martin82,549
Junin85,007
Rio Gallegos85,700
Olavarria86,320
Pergamino87,652
Rafaela88,713
Zarate88,781
Reconquista90,184
Villa Maria92,453
Trelew93,442
San Carlos de Bariloche95,394
Villa Mercedes96,781
Tandil104,325
San Rafael109,163
Santa Rosa111,424
Villa Lugano114,000
San Nicolas de los Arroyos127,742
Comodoro Rivadavia140,850
Concordia145,210
Rio Cuarto153,757
La Rioja162,620
San Luis183,982
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca188,812
Formosa221,383
Neuquen242,092
Parana262,295
Bahia Blanca276,546
San Salvador de Jujuy305,891
Moron319,934
Posadas323,739
Corrientes339,067
Santiago del Estero354,692
Resistencia387,158
San Juan447,048
Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz489,505
Salta512,686
Quilmes518,788
Mar del Plata553,935
La Plata694,167
San Miguel de Tucuman781,023
Mendoza876,884
Rosario1,173,533
Cordoba1,428,214
Buenos Aires13,076,300

Argentina Population Clock

What is the population of Argentina (as of September 13, 2017)?44,290,033
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)44272125
Births Per Day411
Deaths Per Day182
Net Migrations Per Day 13
Net Change Per Day 242
Population Change Since January 1st61,710

Argentina Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 16.966 births/thousand108
Crude Death Rate 7.523 deaths/thousand98
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.108 people/thousand67
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.817 years64
Male Life Expectancy 73.057 years76
Female Life Expectancy 80.5 years56
Total Fertility Rate 2.277 children/woman95
Net Reproduction Rate 1.09 surviving daughters/woman89
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.04 males per female146
Infant Mortality Rate 11.926 deaths/1,000 live births113
Under Five Mortality 13.957 deaths/thousand116
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.331 years141
Rate of Natural Increase 9.338 120
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.018 %80
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.085 %82
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.915 %83
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.45 %74
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.287 %77
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.59 %74
Crude Suicide Rate 10.8 suicides/thousand60
Median Age (Total) 31.5 years99
Median Age (Female) 32.7 years92
Median Age (Male) 30.3 years100

Argentina Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201744,272,12548.944%51.056%162010.94%32
201543,416,75548.932%51.068%152000.99%32
201041,222,87548.913%51.087%151961.04%31
200539,145,49148.917%51.083%141941.05%30
200037,057,45348.928%51.072%131941.11%31
199534,994,81848.987%51.013%121921.21%31
199032,729,74049.029%50.971%111911.41%31
198530,388,78149.161%50.839%111881.53%30
198028,105,88949.316%50.684%101891.54%29
197526,066,97549.886%50.114%91871.56%28
197023,973,06250.148%49.852%81871.63%28
196522,283,38950.459%49.541%81861.45%28
196020,619,07550.783%49.217%71851.61%28
195518,929,35051.077%48.923%61851.81%28
195017,150,33551.468%48.532%61822.06%27

Argentina Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202045,516,88048.965%51.035%162020.89%32
202547,499,80749.005%50.995%172030.8%33
203049,364,72149.047%50.953%182030.72%33
203551,099,39749.093%50.907%182050.65%33
204052,698,53449.151%50.849%192050.57%33
204554,152,53549.225%50.775%192050.5%36
205055,444,77549.307%50.693%202040.43%36
205556,555,73149.388%50.612%202040.35%36
206057,470,39349.46%50.54%212030.27%37
206558,164,35749.516%50.484%212040.19%40
207058,646,26449.562%50.438%212040.13%42
207558,946,41349.602%50.398%212050.07%42
208059,100,27549.64%50.36%212040.03%43
208559,127,47349.665%50.335%21204-0.01%43
209059,041,84249.684%50.316%21202-0.05%43
209558,853,94349.692%50.308%21202-0.08%44
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations