Mexico Population 2017

130,268,991

Mexico covers an area of 1,972,550 square kilometers, making the country’s population density about 57 people per square kilometer. Its capital city, Federal District, Mexico City, has a population of 21.2 million people with 8.9 million of these people living within the city. This makes Mexico City the most populous metropolitan town in the Western Hemisphere. Over the years, Mexico has indicated positive population growth. However, over the past few years, the annual population growth has dropped to less than 1%. The country has witnessed a gradual increase in life expectancies. The life expectancy of women is higher than that of men by about 6 years. The fertility rate, noted as the number of children a woman has in her lifetime, has drastically dropped through the years to be at an all-time low for the country.

The population of Mexico currently is 121.7 million. Females account for 50.7% of the population, while males account for 49.3% of the total population. It is noted, though, that the majority of people migrate from Mexico to the United States to provide labor for the North American country. The country's birth rate for 2016 is 19.02 births/1,000 population. The death rate is 5.24 deaths/1,000 population.

Mexico Population History

Mexico has displayed a positive population growth over the past seven decades. The population has quadrupled between 1933 and 1980 and has had its ups in years like in 1950, where the growth was 4.6%, and in 1970, where it recorded 7.2%. However, it has had its downs as well, like in 1960 where the growth rate was only 0.4%. However, the growth rate over the past seven decades has translated to an average of 3% per annual growth rate. After 1980, the population growth displayed a steady decrease of less than 3% per year. This subsequently dropped to less than 2% in the late 1980s and 90s and reached an all-time low of 1% or below in 2004. Migration from Mexico and a decrease in the fertility rate of women has been blamed for the consecutive drops over the years.

Mexico Life Expectancy

Mexico has a total life expectancy of 75.4 years, coming in 66th in the World Life Expectancy ranking. The life expectancy for males is 72.6 years, which is significantly lower than the 78.0 average for females. Life expectancy moved from under 30 years at the beginning of the century to 38 years by 1938. By 1950, it had risen to 50. The trend carried on as the average hit 62 by 1970 – a sign that the Mexican health system was experiencing rapid improvements that contributed to longer life. The current average of 75. 4 is quite impressive for a country that once had a life expectancy of less than 30. The average is expected to continue to rise but at a slower rate than observed in the past. The estimated life expectancy is forecast to rise by 2.5 per decade.

Mexico Demographics

Mexico’s population makes it the highest populated Spanish speaking country. The country’s population has seen a steady growth in the twentieth century. In the past half a decade, the population growth has stalled, registering less than a 1% annual population growth rate. A total of 78.84% people in Mexico reside in urban areas leaving a mere 21.16% to live in the rural areas of Mexico. Roughly half of the population lives in one of Mexico’s 55 metropolitan towns. The percentage of people broken down into different age brackets is: 0-14 years is 27.8%; 15-24 years is 18.2%; 25-54 is 40.5%; 55-64% is 6.7%; while 65 years and over is 6.7 according to the 2012 estimation. In the first age bracket there are 16,329,415 males and 15,648,127 females. In the 15-24 age bracket, there are 10,552,581 males and 10,420,710 females. The 25-54 age bracket has 22,287,799 males and 24,321,919 females. Between 55-64, there are 3,545,046 males and 4,138,139 females. Women are more popular in three of the age brackets compared to men taking only two of them.

Mexico Population in 2017Source: Lidia Lopez

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

Mexico Population Growth

The population of Mexico is on the rise. However, statistics over the last five years indicate that the annual growth rate is really lower than 1%. This trend means that the population will rise slowly over the years. A higher birth rate compared to the death rate means that the population will increase over the years. Mexico’s population increase will be most likely to eclipse Japan’s total population in the coming years to take the tenth most populous place on earth. The population’s slow growth has been attributed to a number of factors. Most common is the fertility rate of Mexican women. Another major factor for slow growth is the high flow of human labor from Mexico to the United States. Mexico, however, still has a huge number of youth in their population. However, the reversed population growth noted in the recent year’s means that the population is set and will grow slowly although steadily in the future.

About Mexico

Official NameUnited Mexican States
Languages SpokenSpanish
BordersBLZ, GTM, USA
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude23-102
Currencies UsedMXN

Mexico Population Density

Name Population
Atlacomulco de Fabela22,247
Hunucma22,288
Comonfort22,300
Acatzingo22,386
Jalostotitlan22,407
Teotihuacan de Arista22,541
El Salto22,550
Allende22,609
Mixquiahuala de Juarez22,610
Frontera22,621
Apaseo el Grande22,636
Teocaltiche22,646
Tequixquiac22,676
Alamo22,740
Manuel Ojinaga22,744
San Miguel de Papasquiaro22,750
Tecax22,806
Arriaga22,820
Papalotla22,969
San Lorenzo Acopilco23,037
San Jorge Pueblo Nuevo23,107
Felipe Carrillo Puerto23,109
San Jeronimo Ixtepec23,150
Jesus del Monte23,150
Misantla23,242
Teotihuacan de Arista23,325
Magdalena de Kino23,359
Ixtaczoquitlan23,522
Chilapa de Alvarez23,665
Paraiso23,830
Yurecuaro23,843
Villagran24,155
Licenciado Benito Juarez (Campo Gobierno)24,185
Ajalpan24,218
Catemaco24,257
Tultitlan24,387
San Antonio Tecomitl24,397
Ciudad Altamirano24,533
Moyotzingo24,555
La Isla24,558
San Bernardino Contla24,569
Ocoyoacac24,647
Rincon de Romos24,683
Champoton24,809
Tepeaca24,956
Tejupilco de Hidalgo25,036
Tequila25,283
Emiliano Zapata25,309
Sayula25,312
Tezontepec de Aldama25,511
Apaseo el Alto25,577
Jiquilpan de Juarez25,620
Pinotepa25,669
Abasolo25,821
Villa Nanchital25,982
San Felipe26,072
Santiago Papasquiaro26,121
Tecamachalco26,227
Teapa26,331
Juan Jose Rios26,380
Apan26,385
Las Pintitas26,500
Rio de Teapa26,500
Huimanguillo26,602
Malinaltepec26,613
Actopan26,705
Garcia26,950
Atotonilco el Alto27,010
Leyva Solano27,536
Tula de Allende27,677
Sanctorum27,936
Nuevo Mexico28,135
Escarcega28,159
Escuinapa de Hidalgo28,248
Valle de Bravo28,280
Puruandiro28,350
Navolato28,457
Uman28,472
Ciudad Sahagun28,647
Ocosingo28,721
Cosamaloapan de Carpio28,768
Zapotlanejo29,055
San Fernando29,171
Tesistan29,253
Huixtla29,257
Calpulalpan29,320
Huatusco de Chicuellar29,387
Ciudad Fernandez29,671
Tequisquiapan29,799
Rio Grande29,841
Ticul30,282
Macuspana30,409
Maravatio de Ocampo30,412
San Pablo Autopan30,417
Huatabampo30,426
Coatzintla30,607
Miguel Aleman (La Doce)30,869
Tala30,942
Jimenez31,054
San Jose Guadalupe Otzacatipan31,299
Nueva Italia de Ruiz31,424
Ocozocoautla de Espinosa31,596
Zacatlan31,707
Amecameca31,718
Sabinas Hidalgo32,047
Centro Familiar la Soledad32,159
Chiapa de Corzo32,182
Parras de la Fuente32,253
Tenosique de Pino Suarez32,415
Tuxpan32,462
Ixmiquilpan32,474
Perote32,559
Victor Rosales32,721
Melchor Muzquiz32,799
Tonala32,855
Salvatierra32,972
Tepeji de Ocampo33,196
Cananea33,433
Cintalapa de Figueroa33,464
Penjamo33,509
Tlapacoyan33,667
San Isidro33,737
Puerto Penasco33,875
Porticos de San Antonio34,234
La Barca34,449
Melchor Ocampo34,489
Fraccionamiento Real Palmas34,636
Panuco35,316
San Martin Azcatepec35,390
Ciudad Mendoza35,546
Coyotepec35,793
Ameca35,867
Santiago35,968
Agua Dulce36,119
Nueva Rosita36,642
Palenque36,669
San Jeronimo Cuatro Vientos36,778
Colonia Santa Teresa36,845
Tlapa de Comonfort36,873
Santo Domingo Tehuantepec37,389
Xicotepec de Juarez37,424
Montemorelos37,694
Emiliano Zapata37,724
Ciudad Camargo37,743
Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas38,198
Ramos Arizpe38,258
Zacatelco38,466
Empalme38,599
Tizayuca39,323
Guacamayas39,447
Rio Blanco39,543
Valladolid39,663
Ciudad Constitucion39,915
Huejutla de Reyes40,015
Moroleon40,063
Las Choapas40,304
Comalcalco40,992
San Pedro41,165
Yautepec41,386
Santiago Teyahualco41,757
Tizimin41,993
Autlan de Navarro42,155
Cabo San Lucas42,601
Izucar de Matamoros42,936
Jesus Maria43,012
Jerez de Garcia Salinas43,064
Arandas43,342
Tepotzotlan44,517
San Buenaventura44,761
San Juan de los Lagos45,671
Huamantla45,903
Apizaco46,459
Acayucan46,990
Progreso47,124
San Luis de la Paz47,321
Valle Hermoso47,831
Ciudad de Huajuapan de Leon47,844
Papantla de Olarte47,958
Chiautempan48,322
Coatepec48,453
San Jose del Cabo48,518
Rio Verde48,854
Patzcuaro49,016
Ciudad Sabinas49,199
Uriangato49,745
Huauchinango49,852
San Luis de la Paz49,914
Polanco50,000
Zacapu50,112
Zumpango50,742
Nuevo Casas Grandes51,356
Villa Vicente Guerrero52,591
Heroica Caborca52,896
Taxco de Alarcon53,217
Jardines de la Silla (Jardines)53,742
San Miguel Zinacantepec54,220
Altamira54,954
Ciudad Hidalgo54,993
San Andres Tuxtla55,697
Acambaro56,263
Cortazar56,360
Linares57,731
Tecate58,300
Sahuayo de Morelos58,513
Dolores Hidalgo Cuna de la Independencia Nacional59,240
Guamuchil59,276
Colonia Nativitas60,000
Valle de Santiago60,528
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo61,308
San Salvador Tizatlalli61,367
Teoloyucan61,376
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan61,846
Ciudad Lerdo63,530
Ciudad Frontera64,976
Silao65,195
Tultepec65,338
Rosarito66,020
San Francisco del Rincon66,949
Juchitan de Zaragoza67,637
Miramar67,689
Matehuala67,717
Cadereyta67,994
Agua Prieta68,446
Guasave68,449
San Mateo Atenco68,602
San Miguel de Allende69,811
La Piedad70,238
Teziutlan70,819
El Pueblito71,254
Salina Cruz73,648
Chiautla73,696
San Miguel de Cozumel73,934
Fuentes del Valle74,087
San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida75,903
Amozoc de Mota77,106
Kanasin77,240
Guanajuato78,364
Heroica Zitacuaro78,950
Tecoman79,579
Comitan79,944
Ciudad Mante79,981
San Andres Cholula80,118
Ocotlan81,527
Tepatitlan de Morelos83,694
Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas84,001
San Vicente Chicoloapan84,440
Tlaxcala84,670
Lagos de Moreno84,677
Cuautitlan84,737
Cardenas85,350
Rio Bravo85,481
Atlixco85,891
Hacienda Santa Fe86,935
Cuauhtemoc90,835
Temixco91,059
Tuxtepec92,121
Guadalupe94,089
Apatzingan98,422
Colonia Lindavista100,000
Martinez de la Torre100,377
Playa del Carmen100,383
Ciudad Guzman101,010
Temapache101,558
Parral101,768
Tulancingo102,383
Ciudad Delicias102,969
Las Margaritas103,403
Heroica Guaymas103,449
Tantoyuca103,610
Matamoros104,024
Fresnillo105,488
Ciudad Valles109,504
Manzanillo110,735
Iguala de la Independencia112,106
Texcoco de Mora115,378
Milpa Alta115,895
Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez117,600
San Juan del Rio118,173
Zacatecas118,562
Navojoa120,000
Orizaba121,348
Naucalpan de Juarez121,470
San Pedro Garza Garcia122,009
Huixquilucan124,846
Zamora124,916
Colima127,235
San Cristobal de las Casas128,996
Manzanillo130,035
Garza Garcia130,646
Tuxpam de Rodriguez Cano134,394
Cordoba134,403
Chetumal134,412
Salamanca138,614
San Luis Rio Colorado139,254
Ciudad del Carmen141,308
Ciudad Acuna144,669
Cuautla146,178
Piedras Negras150,178
Minatitlan150,895
Cholula151,667
Jiutepec162,427
Chalco de Diaz Covarrubias163,996
Chilpancingo165,250
La Paz171,485
Metepec172,982
San Pablo de las Salinas173,557
Cuajimalpa173,625
Poza Rica de Hidalgo174,526
Nogales185,882
Puerto Vallarta187,134
Ciudad Madero192,736
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez194,006
Monclova195,764
Tapachula197,961
Campeche205,212
Buenavista206,081
Los Mochis214,601
Gomez Palacio228,577
Magdalena Contreras228,927
Coatzacoalcos230,717
Uruapan237,308
Tehuacan241,429
Ojo de Agua242,272
Nicolas Romero245,383
Colonia del Valle250,000
Los Reyes La Paz251,168
Santa Catarina254,472
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez255,015
Ensenada256,565
Ciudad Obregon258,162
Oaxaca262,566
Ciudad Victoria269,923
Tepic280,592
Tampico297,284
Celaya305,901
General Escobedo308,206
Tampico309,003
Coacalco313,405
Pachuca de Soto319,581
Irapuato339,554
Cuernavaca343,769
Tlahuac344,106
Nuevo Laredo349,550
Ixtapaluca351,001
Apodaca352,064
Miguel Hidalgo353,534
Mazatlan354,717
Benito Juarez355,017
Villahermosa362,401
San Miguel Xico Viejo365,777
Iztacalco384,326
Tonala401,509
Xochimilco404,458
Xalapa de Enriquez425,148
Azcapotzalco425,298
San Nicolas de los Garza443,273
Venustiano Carranza447,459
Heroica Matamoros449,815
Victoria de Durango457,140
Cuautitlan Izcalli475,179
Tuxtla481,128
Tlaquepaque493,646
Reynosa498,654
Toluca505,881
Ciudad Lopez Mateos521,034
Cuauhtemoc521,348
Torreon524,066
Santa Maria Chimalhuacan525,389
Cancun542,043
Veracruz568,313
Morelia592,797
Hermosillo595,811
Mexicali597,099
Tlalpan607,545
Saltillo621,250
Santiago de Queretaro626,495
Coyoacan628,063
Acapulco de Juarez652,136
Aguascalientes658,179
Culiacan675,000
San Luis Potosi677,704
Tlalnepantla715,767
Merida717,175
Guadalupe724,921
Alvaro Obregon727,034
Chihuahua809,232
Naucalpan de Juarez846,185
Zapopan987,516
Leon de los Aldama1,114,626
Monterrey1,122,874
Gustavo A. Madero1,185,772
Gustavo A. Madero1,193,161
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl1,232,220
Tijuana1,376,457
Ciudad Juarez1,512,354
Puebla1,590,256
Guadalajara1,640,589
Ecatepec1,806,226
Iztapalapa1,820,888
Mexico City12,294,193

Mexico Population Clock

What is the population of Mexico (as of September 13, 2017)?130,268,991
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)130222815
Births Per Day1,271
Deaths Per Day346
Net Migrations Per Day -301
Net Change Per Day 624
Population Change Since January 1st159,120

Mexico Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.821 births/thousand103
Crude Death Rate 4.861 deaths/thousand184
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.84 people/thousand120
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.382 years58
Male Life Expectancy 75.02 years56
Female Life Expectancy 79.763 years61
Total Fertility Rate 2.154 children/woman103
Net Reproduction Rate 1.017 surviving daughters/woman102
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 16.616 deaths/1,000 live births93
Under Five Mortality 20.578 deaths/thousand91
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.886 years185
Rate of Natural Increase 12.785 94
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.058 %97
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.648 %97
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.42 %90
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.816 %81
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.019 %74
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.59 %85
Crude Suicide Rate 4.1 suicides/thousand122
Median Age (Total) 28 years124
Median Age (Female) 29.1 years116
Median Age (Male) 26.9 years132

Mexico Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017130,222,81549.745%50.255%661431.2%10
2015127,017,22449.742%50.258%651421.26%10
2010118,617,54149.73%50.27%611421.46%11
2005109,747,90649.691%50.309%561421.48%11
2000102,808,59049.646%50.354%521401.38%11
199594,426,94649.653%50.347%481391.84%11
199085,609,40449.734%50.266%441382.01%11
198577,322,64349.789%50.211%391392.07%12
198069,330,97449.872%50.128%351372.31%12
197560,872,39949.876%50.124%311382.83%12
197052,029,85949.873%50.127%261403.2%14
196544,623,04149.848%50.152%221433.06%16
196038,174,11449.818%50.182%191453.15%16
195532,605,17849.779%50.221%161473.15%16
195028,012,55749.729%50.271%141472.9%17

Mexico Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020134,837,04649.748%50.252%691441.09%10
2025141,923,53849.746%50.254%731400.92%9
2030148,132,55949.741%50.259%761400.76%9
2035153,404,17149.739%50.261%781420.61%9
2040157,762,24249.75%50.25%811410.48%10
2045161,212,80949.783%50.217%821450.36%11
2050163,753,80149.839%50.161%841460.24%11
2055165,390,14949.916%50.084%851470.13%11
2060166,111,33849.998%50.002%851480.02%12
2065165,942,47550.079%49.921%85146-0.08%13
2070164,968,65750.157%49.843%84146-0.17%13
2075163,336,03450.227%49.773%84143-0.24%14
2080161,118,59150.277%49.723%82144-0.32%15
2085158,386,33550.306%49.694%81143-0.38%16
2090155,265,99550.325%49.675%79145-0.42%16
2095151,894,34050.339%49.661%78145-0.46%18
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations