Bolivia Population 2016

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Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The area was originally part of the Inca Empire before colonization. Bolivia has a very multiethnic population estimated at 11 million, up from 2014's estimate of 10,918,674. This makes Bolivia the 82nd most populous country in the world, despite its low population density.

Bolivia's population has grown rapidly from 8.2 million in 2001 to just over 11 million. Its population has also tripled in the last 50 years. Today, almost 64% of the country's population lives in urban areas, with 70% of the people concentrated in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

Bolivia ranks 28th in terms of area but it has one of the lowest population densities in the world with only 9 people per square kilometer (23/square mile), which ranks 221st in the world. The largest city in Bolivia is Santa Cruz de la Sierra. This autonomous city has a population of 1.45 million and a density of 2,700/square kilometer (7,000/square mile). The metro population is 2.1 million. The capital is Sucre with a population of 300,000.

Bolivia Demographics

Bolivia has a very diverse population with more than three dozen native groups, the largest of which is the Quechuas at 2.5 million, followed by the Aymaras (2 million), the Chiquitano (180,000) and the Guarani (125,000). The full Amerindian population is 55%, with 30% mestizo and 15% white. Indigenous people account for 60% of Bolivia's population, including the Andean and Aymaras. Many mestizos in Bolivia assume the mestizo identity while also identifying with indigenous cultures.

Bolivia  Population in 2016 Source: Micah MacAllen from Travel Bums, Latin America

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

Bolivia Population Growth

Bolivia is a quickly growing country and its population is projected to grow to 11.6 million by 2020.

Bolivia Population Density

About Bolivia

Official Name Plurinational State of Bolivia
Languages Spoken Aymara, Quechua, Spanish, Guaraní
Borders ARG, BRA, CHL, PRY, PER
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude -17,-65
Currencies Used BOB, BOV

Bolivia Population Clock

What is the population of Bolivia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 139
Deaths Per Day 44
Net Migrations Per Day -27
Net Change Per Day 68
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Bolivia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 23.31 births/thousand 69th
Crude Death Rate 7.305 deaths/thousand 102nd
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.898 people/thousand 123rd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 69.107 years 139th
Life Expectancy (Male) 66.676 years 136th
Life Expectancy (Female) 71.656 years 137th
Total Fertility Rate 2.882 children/woman 68th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.263 surviving daughters/woman 66th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 37.271 deaths/1,000 live births 53rd
Under Five Mortality 63.101 deaths/thousand 41st
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.319 years 142nd
Rate of Natural Increase 15.689 69th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 12.628% 154th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 14.58% 157th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 10.597% 152nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 23.894% 154th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 27.233% 157th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 20.425% 152nd
Crude Suicide Rate 11.7 suicides/thousand 53rd
Median Age (Total) 24 years 151st
Median Age (Female) 24.7 years 151st
Median Age (Male) 23.3 years 154th

Bolivia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 10,888,402 50.071% 49.929% 10 211 1.5% 84
2015 10,724,705 50.078% 49.922% 9 211 1.51% 84
2010 9,918,245 50.114% 49.886% 9 209 1.6% 85
2005 9,125,405 50.134% 49.866% 8 209 1.72% 86
2000 8,339,511 50.14% 49.86% 7 210 1.86% 87
1995 7,566,715 50.141% 49.859% 6 212 1.97% 89
1990 6,856,246 50.13% 49.87% 6 208 1.97% 89
1985 6,211,549 50.079% 49.921% 5 210 2.01% 89
1980 5,589,571 50% 50% 5 207 2.16% 89
1975 5,009,259 49.904% 50.096% 4 209 2.18% 88
1970 4,505,774 49.792% 50.208% 4 205 2.08% 89
1965 4,070,590 49.666% 50.334% 3 208 2% 89
1960 3,693,450 49.537% 50.463% 3 205 1.91% 88
1955 3,365,363 49.423% 50.577% 3 197 1.81% 87
1950 3,089,649 49.322% 50.678% 2 204 1.63% 88

Bolivia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 11,548,296 50.041% 49.959% 10 211 1.42% 82
2025 12,370,382 50.001% 49.999% 11 211 1.31% 80
2030 13,176,722 49.961% 50.039% 12 211 1.19% 80
2035 13,952,486 49.92% 50.08% 12 211 1.07% 80
2040 14,679,116 49.882% 50.118% 13 210 0.94% 80
2045 15,351,643 49.851% 50.149% 14 210 0.83% 80
2050 15,962,964 49.826% 50.174% 14 210 0.71% 79
2055 16,506,776 49.807% 50.193% 15 210 0.61% 80
2060 16,977,718 49.802% 50.198% 15 210 0.5% 80
2065 17,367,014 49.809% 50.191% 16 210 0.39% 80
2070 17,675,855 49.833% 50.167% 16 211 0.3% 78
2075 17,906,970 49.881% 50.119% 16 211 0.21% 78
2080 18,065,738 49.952% 50.048% 16 211 0.13% 77
2085 18,161,000 50.048% 49.952% 16 211 0.07% 78
2090 18,199,183 50.162% 49.838% 16 211 0% 78
2095 18,181,471 50.278% 49.722% 16 212 -0.05% 79
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations