Argentina Population 2017

44,304,437

Argentina is located in southeastern South America, where it's bordered by Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, the South Atlantic Ocean, and the Drake Passage. Argentina has an estimated 2017 population of 44.27 million, which makes it the 32nd most populous country in the world.

Argentina has an estimated population of 44.27 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 2018Source: 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 SpokenGuaraní, Spanish
BordersBOL, BRA, CHL, PRY, URY
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-34-64
Currencies UsedARS

Argentina Population Density

Name Population
Buenos Aires13,076,300
Cordoba1,428,214
Rosario1,173,533
Mendoza876,884
San Miguel de Tucuman781,023
La Plata694,167
Mar del Plata553,935
Quilmes518,788
Salta512,686
Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz489,505
San Juan447,048
Resistencia387,158
Santiago del Estero354,692
Corrientes339,067
Posadas323,739
Moron319,934
San Salvador de Jujuy305,891
Bahia Blanca276,546
Parana262,295
Neuquen242,092
Formosa221,383
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca188,812
San Luis183,982
La Rioja162,620
Rio Cuarto153,757
Concordia145,210
Comodoro Rivadavia140,850
San Nicolas de los Arroyos127,742
Villa Lugano114,000
Santa Rosa111,424
San Rafael109,163
Tandil104,325
Villa Mercedes96,781
San Carlos de Bariloche95,394
Trelew93,442
Villa Maria92,453
Reconquista90,184
Zarate88,781
Rafaela88,713
Pergamino87,652
Olavarria86,320
Rio Gallegos85,700
Junin85,007
San Martin82,549
Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena81,879
Lujan81,749
Campana81,612
Necochea80,478
Gualeguaychu78,676
Cipolletti75,078
Gobernador Galvez74,650
San Ramon de la Nueva Oran74,059
Chimbas73,829
General Roca73,212
Venado Tuerto72,340
Goya70,245
Villa Carlos Paz69,451
Concepcion del Uruguay67,895
Puerto Madryn64,555
Tartagal60,819
Santo Tome59,072
San Francisco59,062
San Pedro58,430
Ushuaia58,028
Punta Alta57,209
General Pico57,029
Colegiales57,000
Obera56,528
Chivilcoy54,514
Puerto Eldorado54,189
Azul53,941
Rio Tercero53,389
Mercedes52,949
Barranqueras50,823
Yerba Buena50,783
Libertador General San Martin49,267
Viedma48,940
Tafi Viejo48,459
Palpala48,199
San Lorenzo47,626
Cutral-Co47,380
Tres Arroyos47,136
San Isidro45,190
Villa Constitucion44,271
Paso de los Libres43,805
Santa Lucia43,565
Villa Angela43,511
Chilecito42,248
Lincoln41,808
Pocito40,969
Alta Gracia40,384
Retiro38,635
Alderetes38,466
San Vicente38,247
Castelli36,588
Curuzu Cuatia36,390
Caleta Olivia36,077
Canada de Gomez36,000
Esperanza35,885
Bell Ville35,105
Nueve de Julio34,718
Chacabuco34,587
Villa Santa Rita34,000
Caucete33,609
Pontevedra33,515
Gualeguay33,120
Aguilares32,494
Granadero Baigorria32,427
Quitilipi32,083
Puerto Iguazu32,038
Villaguay32,027
Casilda32,002
General Jose de San Martin31,758
Zapala31,534
Villa Regina31,209
Tigre31,106
Famailla30,951
Chajari30,655
Mercedes30,649
Centenario28,956
Garupa28,814
Gobernador Ingeniero Valentin Virasoro28,756
Esquel28,486
Adrogue28,265
Cruz del Eje28,166
Machagai28,070
Villa Dolores28,009
Termas de Rio Hondo27,838
Charata27,813
Capitan Bermudez27,060
Coronel Suarez27,000
Las Brenas26,955
Jesus Maria26,825
Fontana26,745
Esquina26,399
Rawson26,335
Allen26,083
Dolores25,190
Plottier25,186
Victoria25,139
Jardin America24,905
La Calera24,796
Tres Isletas24,747
La Paz24,716
Monte Caseros24,671
Veinticinco de Mayo24,668
Perez24,436
Marcos Juarez24,226
Embarcacion23,961
Monteros23,771
San Pedro23,736
San Martin de los Andes23,519
Villa Gesell23,257
Avellaneda23,077
Santo Tome22,634
Montecarlo22,229
San Justo21,809
Villa Allende21,683
San Jose de Jachal21,018
Aristobulo del Valle20,683
Albardon20,413
Anatuya20,261
Dean Funes20,164
Arroyo Seco20,008
Laboulaye19,908
Cinco Saltos19,819
General Enrique Mosconi19,811
Vera19,797
Arroyito19,577
El Soberbio19,571
Diamante19,545
Joaquin V. Gonzalez19,185
Pirane19,124
Villa Ocampo19,101
Villa Paula de Sarmiento19,092
Cosquin19,070
Sunchales18,757
Santa Elena18,410
Galvez18,374
Rufino18,361
Saladas18,349
Crespo18,296
Firmat18,294
Rio Segundo18,155
Puerto Rico17,491
Coronda16,975
San Antonio Oeste16,966
San Jorge16,873
Villa Nueva16,841
Rio Ceballos16,632
Federal16,333
Embalse15,900
General Pinedo15,741
Carcarana15,619
San Javier15,606
Puerto Esperanza15,579
El Bolson15,537
Unquillo15,369
San Luis del Palmar15,347
Catriel15,169
Morteros15,129
Bella Vista15,126
La Falda15,112
Clorinda15,000
La Punta15,000
Pico Truncado14,985
La Quiaca14,751
Funes14,750
Las Varillas14,649
Dos de Mayo14,544
Tinogasta14,509
Fray Luis A. Beltran14,390
San Cristobal14,286
Recreo14,204
Andalgala14,068
Santa Lucia14,056
Tostado14,000
Rosario del Tala13,807
Federacion13,789
Arauco13,720
Fraile Pintado13,682
Chamical13,383
Ceres13,063
Recreo12,798
Las Rosas12,793
El Colorado12,780
Colonia Wanda12,779
Oncativo12,660
General Acha12,536
Pilar12,488
Roldan12,468
Plaza Huincul12,273
Laguna Paiva12,250
Presidencia de la Plaza12,231
Campo Grande12,040
Villa Berthet12,029
Veinticinco de Mayo11,928
Las Toscas11,811
Cafayate11,785
Chos Malal11,721
Coronel Dorrego11,644
Oliva11,629
San Salvador11,626
Pampa del Indio11,588
La Carlota11,490
Humahuaca11,369
Las Parejas11,317
San Clemente del Tuyu11,174
Merlo11,159
San Jose de Feliciano11,137
San Bernardo11,101
Candelaria11,039
Quimili10,959
Bernardo de Irigoyen10,889
El Trebol10,871
Campo Largo10,743
Junin de los Andes10,592
Almafuerte10,534
Hernando10,486
Corzuela10,470
San Carlos Centro10,465
Armstrong10,388
Ingeniero Guillermo N. Juarez10,357
Las Lomitas10,354
General Cabrera10,351
El Quebrachal10,243
Puerto Deseado10,237
Calchaqui10,221
San Martin10,140
Campo Ramon10,088
La Leonesa10,067
Leones9,971
Corral de Bustos9,882
Eduardo Castex9,861
Choele Choel9,791
El Carril9,780
Puerto Tirol9,767
Justo Daract9,680
Totoras9,587
Santa Rosa de Calamuchita9,504
Abra Pampa9,425
Malagueno9,364
Villa Elisa9,334
Villa Canas9,328
Las Heras9,303
Campo Viera9,228
Las Lajitas9,151
Coronel Du Graty9,140
Capilla del Monte9,085
Clodomira9,043
Santa Sylvina9,040
Mburucuya9,012
Vicuna Mackenna8,994
Viale8,939
Ibarreta8,687
Huinca Renanco8,637
Malvinas Argentinas8,628
General Ramirez8,614
Apolinario Saravia8,595
La Cruz8,591
Puerto Piray8,557
Taco Pozo8,470
Chicoana8,468
Puerto Vilelas8,455
Colonia Aurora8,407
El Galpon8,357
Canals8,343
Santa Rosa8,330
Sarmiento8,292
Garuhape8,259
Brinkmann8,237
Pampa del Infierno8,176
Calingasta8,176
Coronel Moldes8,104
Fiambala8,061
El Calafate8,000
Urdinarrain7,992
Bovril7,977
Simoca7,939
Alvear7,917
Itati7,902
Lamarque7,819
Huillapima7,779
Yuto7,732
Nueve de Julio7,652
Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Caa Cati7,573
Villa La Angostura7,526
Hermoso Campo7,435
Justiniano Posse7,406
Concepcion de la Sierra7,398
San Miguel7,396
Villa de Soto7,303
Sampacho7,238
La Cumbre7,235
Realico7,151
Laguna Larga7,137
Villa del Totoral7,110
Villa Maria Grande7,101
La Cocha7,066
Malabrigo7,026
Intendente Alvear6,990
Sierra Grande6,978
Veinticinco de Mayo6,962
Arias6,928
Monte Maiz6,920
Monte Cristo6,914
San Agustin de Valle Fertil6,864
Cruz Alta6,862
Icano6,857
Mina Clavero6,855
Avia Terai6,821
General Fernandez Oro6,813
Santa Rosa de Rio Primero6,788
San Benito6,771
La Toma6,663
Trancas6,658
Alba Posse6,652
Yacimiento Rio Turbio6,650
Rio Turbio6,650
Los Frentones6,610
Victorica6,565
Ingeniero Luis A. Huergo6,483
San Jose6,452
Berrotaran6,446
Adelia Maria6,434
Los Altos6,421
Salsipuedes6,411
Fray Luis Beltran6,401
Trevelin6,395
Senillosa6,394
Capayan6,358
Gobernador Roca6,315
Rada Tilly6,208
Larroque6,200
Puerto Libertad6,143
San Julian6,143
Mocoreta6,088
Suncho Corral6,087
Panambi5,970
Villa General Belgrano5,888
Capiovi5,860
Villa Ojo de Agua5,832
Concepcion del Bermejo5,830
Paso de la Patria5,818
Macia5,806
Ingeniero Jacobacci5,785
Gaiman5,753
Perugorria5,685
Comandante Fontana5,655
Despenaderos5,645
Tilcara5,640
Chanar Ladeado5,639
Huerta Grande5,630
Devoto5,597
General Conesa5,595
Balnearia5,585
Margarita Belen5,547
Sastre5,521
Monte Buey5,497
Laborde5,492

Argentina Population Clock

What is the population of Argentina (as of 11/15/2017)?44,304,437
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)44,271,041
Births Per Day411
Deaths Per Day182
Net Migrations Per Day 13
Net Change Per Day 242
Population Change Since January 1st77,198

Argentina Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 16.966 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.523 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.108 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.817 years
Male Life Expectancy 73.057 years
Female Life Expectancy 80.5 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.277 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.09 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.04 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 11.926 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 13.957 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.331 years
Rate of Natural Increase 9.338
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.018%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.085%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.915%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.45%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.287%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.59%
Median Age (Total) 31.5 years
Median Age (Female) 32.7 years
Median Age (Male) 30.3 years

Argentina Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201744,271,04148.94%51.06%160.98%
201543,417,76548.93%51.07%161.04%
201041,223,88948.91%51.09%151.04%
200539,145,48848.92%51.08%141.10%
200037,057,45248.93%51.07%131.15%
199534,994,81448.99%51.01%131.35%
199032,729,73949.03%50.97%121.50%
198530,388,78349.16%50.84%111.57%
198028,105,88849.32%50.68%101.52%
197526,066,97549.89%50.11%91.69%
197023,973,05850.15%49.85%91.47%
196522,283,39050.46%49.54%81.56%
196020,619,07550.78%49.22%71.72%
195518,929,34651.08%48.92%71.99%
195017,150,33651.47%48.53%60.00%

Argentina Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202045,510,39948.96%51.04%160.00%
202547,479,80049.00%51.00%170.85%
203049,323,30649.03%50.97%180.76%
203551,027,80749.07%50.93%180.68%
204052,585,64349.12%50.88%190.60%
204553,988,55349.18%50.82%190.53%
205055,228,90249.25%50.75%200.46%
205556,286,31749.32%50.68%200.38%
206057,142,44149.39%50.61%210.30%
206557,787,52349.44%50.56%210.22%
207058,221,09349.49%50.51%210.15%
207558,468,08949.54%50.46%210.08%
208058,560,77849.57%50.43%210.03%
208558,526,22149.59%50.41%21-0.01%
209058,370,26049.61%50.39%21-0.05%
209558,105,96249.61%50.39%21-0.09%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer