Mexico Population 2016

Mexico’s population is really growing in leaps and it’s touted to soon overtake the population of Japan. When this happens, Mexico will be among the ten most populous countries in the world today. As of July 2012, the population was estimated to be 114,975,406, putting Mexico as the 11th most populous nation in the world. Today, it retains that rank with an estimated 123.8 million people. Because of this, Mexico also has the highest population for a Spanish speaking nation. The country’s population is on a steady, positive growth rate as a result of better medication, medicine, and vaccines, which reduce the chances of death and increases the chances of successful births.

Mexico covers an area of 1,972,550 square kilometers, making the country’s population density to be about 63 people per square kilometer. Its capital city, Federal District, Mexico City, has a population of 21.2 million people with 9 million of these people living within the city. This makes Mexico City to be the most populous metropolitan town in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico has over the years indicated positive population growth. However, over the past two years, the annual population growth has dropped to less than 1%. The country has witnessed 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.

Mexico Population 2014

The population of Mexico currently is 123.8 million. Females accounts 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 had 947,345 births last year, which translates to 2,768 births taking place each day. 240,677 deaths occurred last year, which is roughly 707 deaths in a single day. The population growth this year is 546,239, which is a 1,616 population growth each day. A baby is born in Mexico every 14.36 seconds which accounts for 250.7 babies born in one hour. Every 56.53 seconds, one person loses their life in Mexico which translates to 63.7 people dying every hour.

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 the year 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 76.3 years, ranking in as 46th in the World Life Expectancy ranking. The male life expectancy is 73.5 which is lower than the 79.3 for females. This is because of the good healthcare system in the country that guarantees a higher life expectancy. The 20th century ushered in a higher life expectancy. Life expectancy moved from under 30 years at the beginning of the century to 38 years by 1938. By 1950, it had gone up to 50, which was quite remarkable. The trend carried on as it hit 62 by 1970 – a sign that the Mexican health system was experiencing rapid improvements that guaranteed longer life. The total life expectancy had risen up to 72, which was quite impressive for a country that once had a life expectancy of less than 30. The life expectancy is set to rise but at a slower rate unlike in the past. The expected life expectancy is forecast to rise by 2.5 per decade.

Mexico Demographics

Mexico’s population makes it the highest populated Spanish speaking country and the second highest most populated country after Brazil. The country’s population has been on 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 in different age brackets: 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 Clock

What is the population of Mexico (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 31,669
Deaths Per Day 8,739
Net Migrations Per Day -1,506
Net Change Per Day 21,424
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Mexico Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.658 births/thousand 99th
Crude Death Rate 4.873 deaths/thousand 178th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.84 people/thousand 125th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.5 years 50th
Life Expectancy (Male) 75.15 years 49th
Life Expectancy (Female) 79.86 years 54th
Total Fertility Rate 2.139 children/woman 100th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.017 surviving daughters/woman 98th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 16.306 deaths/1,000 live births 91st
Under Five Mortality 20.203 deaths/thousand 91st
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.886 years 176th

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

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.

Mexico Population History

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2016 128,632,004 63,986,585 64,645,419 66 1.2291%
2015 127,017,224 63,181,447 63,835,777 65 1.2633%
2010 118,617,541 58,988,117 59,629,425 61 1.4627%
2005 109,747,906 54,534,553 55,213,353 56 1.4787%
2000 102,808,590 51,039,861 51,768,729 52 1.3823%
1995 94,426,946 46,885,817 47,541,129 48 1.8413%
1990 85,609,404 42,576,684 43,032,720 44 2.0096%
1985 77,322,643 38,498,124 38,824,519 39 2.0694%
1980 69,330,974 34,577,030 34,753,944 35 2.3094%
1975 60,872,399 30,360,604 30,511,795 31 2.8306%
1970 52,029,859 25,948,892 26,080,967 26 3.1959%
1965 44,623,041 22,243,616 22,379,425 22 3.0629%
1960 38,174,114 19,017,553 19,156,561 19 3.1459%
1955 32,605,178 16,230,383 16,374,795 16 3.1482%
1950 28,012,557 13,930,377 14,082,181 14 2.8976%

Mexico Population Projections

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2020 134,837,046 67,078,488 67,758,558 69 1.0923%
2025 141,923,538 70,601,442 71,322,096 73 0.9224%
2030 148,132,559 73,681,910 74,450,649 76 0.7596%
2035 153,404,171 76,302,453 77,101,718 78 0.6137%
2040 157,762,242 78,486,234 79,276,008 81 0.4823%
2045 161,212,809 80,256,508 80,956,301 82 0.3597%
2050 163,753,801 81,613,547 82,140,254 84 0.2439%
2055 165,390,149 82,556,241 82,833,908 85 0.1313%
2060 166,111,338 83,052,867 83,058,471 85 0.0214%
2065 165,942,475 83,102,062 82,840,413 85 -0.0811%
2070 164,968,657 82,742,690 82,225,967 84 -0.1681%
2075 163,336,034 82,038,844 81,297,190 84 -0.2445%
2080 161,118,591 81,005,386 80,113,205 82 -0.3162%
2085 158,386,335 79,677,299 78,709,036 81 -0.3778%
2090 155,265,995 78,138,284 77,127,711 79 -0.425%
2095 151,894,340 76,461,757 75,432,583 78 -0.4572%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations