Mexico Population 2017

129,249,388

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. It retains that rank with an estimated 129.16 million million people in 2017. 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 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 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 129.16 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 2018Source: 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
Mexico City12,294,193
Iztapalapa1,820,888
Ecatepec1,806,226
Guadalajara1,640,589
Puebla1,590,256
Ciudad Juarez1,512,354
Tijuana1,376,457
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl1,232,220
Gustavo A. Madero1,193,161
Gustavo A. Madero1,185,772
Monterrey1,122,874
Leon1,114,626
Zapopan987,516
Naucalpan de Juarez846,185
Chihuahua809,232
Alvaro Obregon727,034
Guadalupe724,921
Merida717,175
Tlalnepantla715,767
San Luis Potosi677,704
Culiacan675,000
Aguascalientes658,179
Acapulco de Juarez652,136
Coyoacan628,063
Santiago de Queretaro626,495
Saltillo621,250
Tlalpan607,545
Mexicali597,099
Hermosillo595,811
Morelia592,797
Veracruz568,313
Cancun542,043
Santa Maria Chimalhuacan525,389
Torreon524,066
Cuauhtemoc521,348
Ciudad Lopez Mateos521,034
Toluca505,881
Reynosa498,654
Tlaquepaque493,646
Tuxtla Gutierrez481,128
Cuautitlan Izcalli475,179
Victoria de Durango457,140
Heroica Matamoros449,815
Venustiano Carranza447,459
San Nicolas de los Garza443,273
Azcapotzalco425,298
Xalapa de Enriquez425,148
Xochimilco404,458
Tonala401,509
Iztacalco384,326
San Miguel Xico Viejo365,777
Villahermosa362,401
Benito Juarez355,017
Mazatlan354,717
Miguel Hidalgo353,534
Apodaca352,064
Ixtapaluca351,001
Nuevo Laredo349,550
Tlahuac344,106
Cuernavaca343,769
Irapuato339,554
Pachuca de Soto319,581
Coacalco313,405
Tampico309,003
General Escobedo308,206
Celaya305,901
Tampico297,284
Tepic280,592
Ciudad Victoria269,923
Oaxaca de Juarez262,566
Ciudad Obregon258,162
Ensenada256,565
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez255,015
Santa Catarina254,472
Los Reyes La Paz251,168
Colonia del Valle250,000
Nicolas Romero245,383
Ojo de Agua242,272
Tehuacan241,429
Uruapan237,308
Coatzacoalcos230,717
Magdalena Contreras228,927
Gomez Palacio228,577
Los Mochis214,601
Buenavista206,081
Campeche205,212
Tapachula197,961
Monclova195,764
Soledad Diez Gutierrez194,006
Ciudad Madero192,736
Puerto Vallarta187,134
Nogales185,882
Poza Rica de Hidalgo174,526
Cuajimalpa173,625
San Pablo de las Salinas173,557
Metepec172,982
La Paz171,485
Chilpancingo de los Bravos165,250
Chalco de Diaz Covarrubias163,996
Jiutepec162,427
Cholula151,667
Minatitlan150,895
Piedras Negras150,178
Cuautla Morelos146,178
Ciudad Acuna144,669
Ciudad del Carmen141,308
San Luis Rio Colorado139,254
Salamanca138,614
Chetumal134,412
Cordoba134,403
Tuxpan de Rodriguez Cano134,394
Garza Garcia130,646
Manzanillo130,035
San Cristobal de las Casas128,996
Colima127,235
Zamora124,916
Huixquilucan124,846
San Pedro Garza Garcia122,009
Naucalpan de Juarez121,470
Orizaba121,348
Navojoa120,000
Zacatecas118,562
San Juan del Rio118,173
Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez117,600
Milpa Alta115,895
Texcoco de Mora115,378
Iguala de la Independencia112,106
Manzanillo110,735
Ciudad Valles109,504
Fresnillo105,488
Matamoros104,024
Tantoyuca103,610
Heroica Guaymas103,449
Las Margaritas103,403
Ciudad Delicias102,969
Tulancingo102,383
Hidalgo del Parral101,768
Temapache101,558
Ciudad Guzman101,010
Playa del Carmen100,383
Martinez de la Torre100,377
Colonia Lindavista100,000
Apatzingan98,422
Guadalupe94,089
Tuxtepec92,121
Temixco91,059
Cuauhtemoc90,835
Hacienda Santa Fe86,935
Atlixco85,891
Rio Bravo85,481
Cardenas85,350
Cuautitlan84,737
Lagos de Moreno84,677
Tlaxcala de Xicohtencatl84,670
San Vicente Chicoloapan84,440
Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas84,001
Tepatitlan de Morelos83,694
Ocotlan81,527
San Andres Cholula80,118
Ciudad Mante79,981
Comitan79,944
Tecoman79,579
Heroica Zitacuaro78,950
Guanajuato78,364
Kanasin77,240
Amozoc de Mota77,106
San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida75,903
Fuentes del Valle74,087
San Miguel de Cozumel73,934
Chiautla73,696
Salina Cruz73,648
El Pueblito71,254
Teziutlan70,819
La Piedad Cavadas70,238
San Miguel de Allende69,811
San Mateo Atenco68,602
Guasave68,449
Agua Prieta68,446
Cadereyta67,994
Matehuala67,717
Miramar67,689
Juchitan de Zaragoza67,637
San Francisco del Rincon66,949
Rosarito66,020
Tultepec65,338
Silao65,195
Ciudad Frontera64,976
Ciudad Lerdo63,530
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan61,846
Teoloyucan61,376
San Salvador Tizatlalli61,367
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo61,308
Valle de Santiago60,528
Colonia Nativitas60,000
Guamuchil59,276
Dolores Hidalgo Cuna de la Independencia Nacional59,240
Sahuayo de Morelos58,513
Tecate58,300
Linares57,731
Cortazar56,360
Acambaro56,263
San Andres Tuxtla55,697
Ciudad Hidalgo54,993
Altamira54,954
San Miguel Zinacantepec54,220
Jardines de la Silla (Jardines)53,742
Taxco de Alarcon53,217
Heroica Caborca52,896
Vicente Guerrero52,591
Nuevo Casas Grandes51,356
Zumpango50,742
Zacapu50,112
Polanco50,000
San Luis de la Paz49,914
Huauchinango49,852
Uriangato49,745
Ciudad Sabinas49,199
Patzcuaro49,016
Rio Verde48,854
San Jose del Cabo48,518
Coatepec48,453
Chiautempan48,322
Papantla de Olarte47,958
Ciudad de Huajuapan de Leon47,844
Valle Hermoso47,831
San Luis de la Paz47,321
Progreso de Castro47,124
Acayucan46,990
Apizaco46,459
Huamantla45,903
San Juan de los Lagos45,671
San Buenaventura44,761
Tepotzotlan44,517
Arandas43,342
Jerez de Garcia Salinas43,064
Jesus Maria43,012
Izucar de Matamoros42,936
Cabo San Lucas42,601
Autlan de Navarro42,155
Tizimin41,993
Santiago Teyahualco41,757
Yautepec41,386
San Pedro41,165
Comalcalco40,992
Las Choapas40,304
Moroleon40,063
Huejutla de Reyes40,015
Ciudad Constitucion39,915
Valladolid39,663
Rio Blanco39,543
Guacamayas39,447
Tizayuca39,323
Empalme38,599
Zacatelco38,466
Ramos Arizpe38,258
Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas38,198
Ciudad Camargo37,743
Emiliano Zapata37,724
Montemorelos37,694
Xicotepec de Juarez37,424
Santo Domingo Tehuantepec37,389
Tlapa de Comonfort36,873
Colonia Santa Teresa36,845
San Jeronimo Cuatro Vientos36,778
Palenque36,669
Nueva Rosita36,642
Agua Dulce36,119
Santiago35,968
Ameca35,867
Coyotepec35,793
Ciudad Mendoza35,546
San Martin Azcatepec35,390
Panuco35,316
Fraccionamiento Real Palmas34,636
Melchor Ocampo34,489
La Barca34,449
Porticos de San Antonio34,234
Puerto Penasco33,875
San Isidro33,737
Tlapacoyan33,667
Penjamo33,509
Cintalapa de Figueroa33,464
Cananea33,433
Tepeji de Ocampo33,196
Salvatierra32,972
Tonala32,855
Melchor Muzquiz32,799
Victor Rosales32,721
Perote32,559
Ixmiquilpan32,474
Tuxpan32,462
Tenosique de Pino Suarez32,415
Parras de la Fuente32,253
Chiapa de Corzo32,182
Centro Familiar la Soledad32,159
Sabinas Hidalgo32,047
Amecameca de Juarez31,718
Zacatlan31,707
Ocozocoautla de Espinosa31,596
Nueva Italia de Ruiz31,424
San Jose Guadalupe Otzacatipan31,299
Jimenez31,054
Tala30,942
Miguel Aleman (La Doce)30,869
Coatzintla30,607
Huatabampo30,426
San Pablo Autopan30,417
Maravatio30,412
Macuspana30,409
Ticul30,282
Rio Grande29,841
Tequisquiapan29,799
Ciudad Fernandez29,671
Huatusco de Chicuellar29,387
Calpulalpan29,320
Huixtla29,257
Tesistan29,253
San Fernando29,171
Zapotlanejo29,055
Cosamaloapan de Carpio28,768
Ocosingo28,721
Ciudad Sahagun28,647
Uman28,472
Navolato28,457
Puruandiro28,350
Valle de Bravo28,280
Escuinapa de Hidalgo28,248
Escarcega28,159
Nuevo Mexico28,135
Sanctorum27,936
Tula de Allende27,677
Leyva Solano27,536
Atotonilco el Alto27,010
Garcia26,950
Actopan26,705
Malinaltepec26,613
Huimanguillo26,602
Rio de Teapa26,500
Las Pintitas26,500
Apan26,385
Juan Jose Rios26,380
Teapa26,331
Tecamachalco26,227
Santiago Papasquiaro26,121
San Felipe26,072
Villa Nanchital25,982
Abasolo25,821
Santiago Pinotepa Nacional25,669
Jiquilpan de Juarez25,620
Apaseo el Alto25,577
Tezontepec de Aldama25,511
Sayula25,312
Emiliano Zapata25,309
Tequila25,283
Tejupilco de Hidalgo25,036
Tepeaca24,956
Champoton24,809
Rincon de Romos24,683
Ocoyoacac24,647
San Bernardino Contla24,569
La Isla24,558
Moyotzingo24,555
Ciudad Altamirano24,533
San Antonio Tecomitl24,397
Tultitlan24,387
Catemaco24,257
Ajalpan24,218
Licenciado Benito Juarez (Campo Gobierno)24,185
Villagran24,155
Yurecuaro23,843
Paraiso23,830
Chilapa de Alvarez23,665
Ixtac Zoquitlan23,522
Magdalena de Kino23,359
Teotihuacan de Arista23,325
Misantla23,242
Jesus del Monte23,150
San Jeronimo Ixtepec23,150
Felipe Carrillo Puerto23,109
San Jorge Pueblo Nuevo23,107
San Lorenzo Acopilco23,037
Papalotla22,969
Arriaga22,820
Tecax22,806
San Miguel de Papasquiaro22,750
Manuel Ojinaga22,744
Alamo22,740
Tequixquiac22,676
Teocaltiche22,646
Apaseo el Grande22,636
Frontera22,621
Mixquiahuala de Juarez22,610
Allende22,609
El Salto22,550
Teotihuacan de Arista22,541
Jalostotitlan22,407
Acatzingo de Hidalgo22,386
Comonfort22,300
Hunucma22,288
Atlacomulco22,247

Mexico Population Clock

What is the population of Mexico (as of 11/15/2017)?129,249,388
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)129,163,276
Births Per Day1,271
Deaths Per Day346
Net Migrations Per Day -301
Net Change Per Day 624
Population Change Since January 1st199,056

Mexico Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 17.821 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 4.861 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.84 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.382 years
Male Life Expectancy 75.02 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.763 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.154 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.017 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 16.616 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 20.578 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.886 years
Rate of Natural Increase 12.785
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.058%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 6.648%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.42%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 12.816%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.019%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.59%
Median Age (Total) 28 years
Median Age (Female) 29.1 years
Median Age (Male) 26.9 years

Mexico Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017129,163,27649.79%50.21%661.29%
2015125,890,94949.79%50.21%641.42%
2010117,318,94149.77%50.23%601.58%
2005108,472,22849.73%50.27%551.29%
2000101,719,67349.65%50.35%521.58%
199594,045,57949.65%50.35%481.96%
199085,357,87449.73%50.27%431.99%
198577,360,70749.79%50.21%392.21%
198069,360,87149.87%50.13%352.65%
197560,872,39949.88%50.12%313.19%
197052,029,86149.87%50.13%263.12%
196544,623,04349.85%50.15%233.17%
196038,174,11249.82%50.18%193.20%
195532,605,17849.78%50.22%173.08%
195028,012,56149.73%50.27%140.00%

Mexico Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020133,870,02749.79%50.21%680.00%
2025141,131,50349.79%50.21%721.06%
2030147,540,12749.79%50.21%750.89%
2035153,060,60649.78%50.22%780.74%
2040157,689,66549.78%50.22%800.60%
2045161,436,23749.79%50.21%820.47%
2050164,279,30249.83%50.17%840.35%
2055166,206,14749.88%50.12%850.23%
2060167,182,20749.95%50.05%850.12%
2065167,249,64150.01%49.99%850.01%
2070166,496,00750.07%49.93%85-0.09%
2075165,059,41650.13%49.87%84-0.17%
2080163,097,66950.16%49.84%83-0.24%
2085160,659,83950.19%49.81%82-0.30%
2090157,825,85150.21%49.79%80-0.36%
2095154,729,39850.22%49.78%79-0.40%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer