Population of Cities in Mexico (2018)

11
Over 1 Million
129
100,000 to 1 Million
673
10,000 to 100,000
  • Mexico City
  • Iztapalapa
  • Ecatepec
  • Guadalajara
  • Puebla
  • Ciudad Juarez
  • Tijuana
  • Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
  • Gustavo Adolfo Madero
  • Monterrey
  • Leon de los Aldama
  • Zapopan
  • Naucalpan de Juarez
  • Chihuahua
  • Alvaro Obregon
  • Guadalupe
  • Merida
  • Tlalnepantla
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Culiacan
  • Aguascalientes
  • Acapulco de Juarez
  • Coyoacan
  • Santiago de Queretaro
  • Saltillo
  • Tlalpan
  • Mexicali
  • Hermosillo
  • Morelia
  • Veracruz
  • Cancun
  • Santa Maria Chimalhuacan
  • Torreon
  • Cuauhtemoc
  • Adolfo Lopez Mateos
  • Toluca
  • Reynosa
  • Tlaquepaque
  • Tuxtla
  • Cuautitlan Izcalli
  • Victoria de Durango
  • Heroica Matamoros
  • Venustiano Carranza
  • San Nicolas de los Garza
  • Azcapotzalco
  • Xalapa de Enriquez
  • Xochimilco
  • Tonala
  • Iztacalco
  • San Miguel Xico Viejo

As the world's 14th largest country by area, it's no surprise that Mexico also has the population to match, boasting one of the largest populations in the world. Mexico's cities are spread among its 31 states and one federal district. The largest city, Mexico City, contributes over 12 million people to the country's total population. In addition to Mexico City, there are also 11 other cities that have populations that exceed one million. Over 100 cities have populations that exceed 100,000, while an additional 674 cities have populations that fall between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.

Mexico is one of the fastest developing countries in the world, and that is evidenced not only by its most populous cities but also by the overall declines in rural populations that have been recorded over the years. In the 1960s, almost half of the Mexican population lived in rural areas. However, in 2015, this number shrunk to just 21%, showing that many of Mexico's native residents, in addition to immigrants coming to the country from Central America, Latin America and other reions of the world, are heading toward the developed cities for employment and educational opportunities not found in the more remote areas of the country. The population increases in many of Mexico's already crowded cities has been cause for concern as continued growth could lead to a strain on the country's resources and infrastructure.

Mexico has 11 cities with more than a million people, 129 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 673 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Mexico is Mexico City, with a population of 12,294,193 people.

Mexico City

This global alpha city is one of the most important financial centers in North and South America.

12,294,193

Iztapalapa

Mexico's most populous borough is over 90% urbanized.

1,820,888

Ecatepec

This city celebrates its patron saint, San Cristobal, every July.

1,806,226

Guadalajara

This city is a leader in population, GDP and urban area.

1,640,589

Puebla

Many students from around the country come to Puebla to study at its prestigious institutions.

1,590,256

Ciudad Juarez

'The City of the Future' has surpassed other North American cities in new real estate space.

1,512,354

Tijuana

Tijuana is a nationwide center for politics, art, culture and education.

1,376,457

Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl

This city only began development in the 20th century and is now one of Mexico's most populous urban areas

1,232,220

Gustavo Adolfo Madero

This Mexico City borough provides easy access to all of western and northern Mexico.

1,193,161

Monterrey

This cosmopolitan Beta World City has a long history and rich culture.

1,122,874

Name 2018 Population Location
Mexico City12,294,193Map
Iztapalapa1,820,888Map
Ecatepec1,806,226Map
Guadalajara1,640,589Map
Puebla1,590,256Map
Ciudad Juarez1,512,354Map
Tijuana1,376,457Map
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl1,232,220Map
Gustavo Adolfo Madero1,193,161Map
Monterrey1,122,874Map
Leon de los Aldama1,114,626Map
Zapopan987,516Map
Naucalpan de Juarez846,185Map
Chihuahua809,232Map
Alvaro Obregon727,034Map
Guadalupe724,921Map
Merida717,175Map
Tlalnepantla715,767Map
San Luis Potosi677,704Map
Culiacan675,000Map
Aguascalientes658,179Map
Acapulco de Juarez652,136Map
Coyoacan628,063Map
Santiago de Queretaro626,495Map
Saltillo621,250Map
Tlalpan607,545Map
Mexicali597,099Map
Hermosillo595,811Map
Morelia592,797Map
Veracruz568,313Map
Cancun542,043Map
Santa Maria Chimalhuacan525,389Map
Torreon524,066Map
Cuauhtemoc521,348Map
Adolfo Lopez Mateos521,034Map
Toluca505,881Map
Reynosa498,654Map
Tlaquepaque493,646Map
Tuxtla481,128Map
Cuautitlan Izcalli475,179Map
Victoria de Durango457,140Map
Heroica Matamoros449,815Map
Venustiano Carranza447,459Map
San Nicolas de los Garza443,273Map
Azcapotzalco425,298Map
Xalapa de Enriquez425,148Map
Xochimilco404,458Map
Tonala401,509Map
Iztacalco384,326Map
San Miguel Xico Viejo365,777Map
Villahermosa362,401Map
Benito Juarez355,017Map
Mazatlan354,717Map
Miguel Hidalgo353,534Map
Ciudad Apodaca352,064Map
Ixtapaluca351,001Map
Nuevo Laredo349,550Map
Tlahuac344,106Map
Cuernavaca343,769Map
Irapuato339,554Map
Pachuca de Soto319,581Map
Coacalco313,405Map
Tampico309,003Map
Ciudad General Escobedo308,206Map
Celaya305,901Map
Tepic280,592Map
Ciudad Victoria269,923Map
Oaxaca262,566Map
Ciudad Obregon258,162Map
Ensenada256,565Map
Santa Catarina254,472Map
Los Reyes Acaquilpan251,168Map
Colonia del Valle250,000Map
Nicolas Romero245,383Map
Ojo de Agua242,272Map
Tehuacan241,429Map
Uruapan237,308Map
Coatzacoalcos230,717Map
Magdalena Contreras228,927Map
Gomez Palacio228,577Map
Los Mochis214,601Map
Buenavista206,081Map
Campeche205,212Map
Tapachula197,961Map
Monclova195,764Map
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez194,006Map
Ciudad Madero192,736Map
Puerto Vallarta187,134Map
Nogales185,882Map
Ciudad Valles176,935Map
Poza Rica de Hidalgo174,526Map
Delegacion Cuajimalpa de Morelos173,625Map
San Pablo de las Salinas173,557Map
Metepec172,982Map
La Paz171,485Map
Chilpancingo165,250Map
Chalco163,996Map
Jiutepec162,427Map
Cholula151,667Map
Minatitlan150,895Map
Piedras Negras150,178Map
Cuautla146,178Map
Ciudad Acuna144,669Map
Ciudad del Carmen141,308Map
San Luis Rio Colorado139,254Map
Salamanca138,614Map
Chetumal134,412Map
Cordoba134,403Map
Tuxpam de Rodriguez Cano134,394Map
San Pedro Garza Garcia130,646Map
Manzanillo130,035Map
San Cristobal de las Casas128,996Map
Colima127,235Map
Zamora124,916Map
Huixquilucan124,846Map
San Pedro Garza Garcia122,009Map
Naucalpan de Juarez121,470Map
Orizaba121,348Map
Navojoa120,000Map
Zacatecas118,562Map
San Juan del Rio118,173Map
Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez117,600Map
Milpa Alta115,895Map
Texcoco115,378Map
Iguala de la Independencia112,106Map
El Salto111,436Map
Manzanillo110,735Map
Ciudad Valles109,504Map
Fresnillo105,488Map
Matamoros104,024Map
Tantoyuca103,610Map
Heroica Guaymas103,449Map
Las Margaritas103,403Map
Ciudad Delicias102,969Map
Tulancingo102,383Map
Parral101,768Map
Temapache101,558Map
Ciudad Guzman101,010Map
Playa del Carmen100,383Map
Martinez de la Torre100,377Map
Colonia Lindavista100,000Map
Apatzingan98,422Map
Guadalupe94,089Map
Tuxtepec92,121Map
Temixco91,059Map
Cuauhtemoc90,835Map
Hacienda Santa Fe86,935Map
Atlixco85,891Map
Ciudad Rio Bravo85,481Map
Cardenas85,350Map
Cuautitlan84,737Map
Lagos de Moreno84,677Map
Tlaxcala84,670Map
Chicoloapan84,440Map
Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas84,001Map
Tepatitlan de Morelos83,694Map
Ocotlan81,527Map
San Andres Cholula80,118Map
Ciudad Mante79,981Map
Comitan79,944Map
Tecoman79,579Map
Heroica Zitacuaro78,950Map
Guanajuato78,364Map
Agua Prieta77,254Map
Kanasin77,240Map
Amozoc de Mota77,106Map
San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida75,903Map
Fuentes del Valle74,087Map
Cozumel73,934Map
Chiautla73,696Map
Salina Cruz73,648Map
El Pueblito71,254Map
Teziutlan70,819Map
La Piedad70,238Map
San Miguel de Allende69,811Map
San Mateo Atenco68,602Map
Guasave68,449Map
Cadereyta67,994Map
Matehuala67,717Map
Miramar67,689Map
Juchitan de Zaragoza67,637Map
San Francisco del Rincon66,949Map
Rosarito66,020Map
Tultepec65,338Map
Silao65,195Map
Frontera64,976Map
Ciudad Lerdo63,530Map
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan61,846Map
Teoloyucan61,376Map
San Salvador Tizatlalli61,367Map
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo61,308Map
Valle de Santiago60,528Map
Colonia Nativitas60,000Map
Guamuchil59,276Map
Dolores Hidalgo Cuna de la Independencia Nacional59,240Map
Sahuayo de Morelos58,513Map
Tecate58,300Map
Linares57,731Map
Cortazar56,360Map
Acambaro56,263Map
San Andres Tuxtla55,697Map
Ciudad Hidalgo54,993Map
Altamira54,954Map
San Miguel Zinacantepec54,220Map
Jardines de la Silla (Jardines)53,742Map
Taxco de Alarcon53,217Map
Heroica Caborca52,896Map
Villa Vicente Guerrero52,591Map
Nuevo Casas Grandes51,356Map
Zumpango50,742Map
Zacapu50,112Map
Polanco50,000Map
Huauchinango49,852Map
Uriangato49,745Map
Sabinas49,199Map
Patzcuaro49,016Map
Rioverde48,854Map
San Jose del Cabo48,518Map
Coatepec48,453Map
Santa Ana Chiautempan48,322Map
Colonia del Sol48,032Map
Papantla de Olarte47,958Map
Ciudad de Huajuapan de Leon47,844Map
Valle Hermoso47,831Map
San Luis de la Paz47,321Map
Progreso47,124Map
Acayucan46,990Map
Apizaco46,459Map
Huamantla45,903Map
San Juan de los Lagos45,671Map
San Buenaventura44,761Map
Tepotzotlan44,517Map
Arandas43,342Map
Jerez de Garcia Salinas43,064Map
Jesus Maria43,012Map
Izucar de Matamoros42,936Map
Cabo San Lucas42,601Map
Autlan de Navarro42,155Map
Tizimin41,993Map
Santiago Teyahualco41,757Map
Yautepec41,386Map
San Pedro41,165Map
Comalcalco40,992Map
Las Choapas40,304Map
Moroleon40,063Map
Huejutla de Reyes40,015Map
Ciudad Constitucion39,915Map
Valladolid39,663Map
Rio Blanco39,543Map
Guacamayas39,447Map
Tizayuca39,323Map
Loma Bonita39,166Map
Empalme38,599Map
Zacatelco38,466Map
Ramos Arizpe38,258Map
Juventino Rosas38,198Map
Ciudad Camargo37,743Map
Emiliano Zapata37,724Map
Montemorelos37,694Map
Xicotepec de Juarez37,424Map
Santo Domingo Tehuantepec37,389Map
Tlapa de Comonfort36,873Map
Colonia Santa Teresa36,845Map
San Jeronimo Cuatro Vientos36,778Map
Palenque36,669Map
Nueva Rosita36,642Map
Agua Dulce36,119Map
Santiago35,968Map
Ameca35,867Map
Coyotepec35,793Map
Ciudad Mendoza35,546Map
San Martin Azcatepec35,390Map
Panuco35,316Map
Fraccionamiento Real Palmas34,636Map
Melchor Ocampo34,489Map
La Barca34,449Map
Porticos de San Antonio34,234Map
Puerto Penasco33,875Map
San Isidro33,737Map
Tlapacoyan33,667Map
Penjamo33,509Map
Cintalapa de Figueroa33,464Map
Cananea33,433Map
Tepeji del Rio de Ocampo33,196Map
Salvatierra32,972Map
Tonala32,855Map
Ciudad Melchor Muzquiz32,799Map
Victor Rosales32,721Map
Perote32,559Map
Ixmiquilpan32,474Map
Tuxpan32,462Map
Tenosique32,415Map
Parras de la Fuente32,253Map
Chiapa de Corzo32,182Map
Centro Familiar la Soledad32,159Map
Ciudad Sabinas Hidalgo32,047Map
Amecameca31,718Map
Zacatlan31,707Map
Ocozocoautla de Espinosa31,596Map
Nueva Italia de Ruiz31,424Map
San Jose Guadalupe Otzacatipan31,299Map
Jimenez31,054Map
Tala30,942Map
Miguel Aleman (La Doce)30,869Map
Coatzintla30,607Map
Huatabampo30,426Map
San Pablo Autopan30,417Map
Maravatio de Ocampo30,412Map
Macuspana30,409Map
Ticul30,282Map
Rio Grande29,841Map
Tequisquiapan29,799Map
Ciudad Fernandez29,671Map
Huatusco de Chicuellar29,387Map
Calpulalpan29,320Map
Huixtla29,257Map
Tesistan29,253Map
San Fernando29,171Map
Zapotlanejo29,055Map
Cosamaloapan de Carpio28,768Map
Ocosingo28,721Map
Ciudad Sahagun28,647Map
Uman28,472Map
Navolato28,457Map
Puruandiro28,350Map
Valle de Bravo28,280Map
Escuinapa28,248Map
Escarcega28,159Map
Nuevo Mexico28,135Map
Sanctorum27,936Map
Tula de Allende27,677Map
Leyva Solano27,536Map
Atotonilco el Alto27,010Map
Garcia26,950Map
Actopan26,705Map
Malinaltepec26,613Map
Huimanguillo26,602Map
Rio de Teapa26,500Map
Las Pintitas26,500Map
Apan26,385Map
Juan Jose Rios26,380Map
Teapa26,331Map
Tecamachalco26,227Map
Santiago Papasquiaro26,121Map
San Felipe26,072Map
Villa Nanchital25,982Map
Abasolo25,821Map
Pinotepa Nacional25,669Map
Jiquilpan de Juarez25,620Map
Apaseo el Alto25,577Map
Tezontepec de Aldama25,511Map
Sayula25,312Map
Emiliano Zapata25,309Map
Tequila25,283Map
Tejupilco de Hidalgo25,036Map
Tepeaca24,956Map
Champoton24,809Map
Rincon de Romos24,683Map
Ocoyoacac24,647Map
Contla24,569Map
La Isla24,558Map
Moyotzingo24,555Map
Ciudad Altamirano24,533Map
San Antonio Tecomitl24,397Map
Tultitlan24,387Map
Catemaco24,257Map
Ajalpan24,218Map
Licenciado Benito Juarez (Campo Gobierno)24,185Map
Villagran24,155Map
Yurecuaro23,843Map
Paraiso23,830Map
Chilapa de Alvarez23,665Map
Ixtaczoquitlan23,522Map
Magdalena de Kino23,359Map
Teotihuacan de Arista23,325Map
Misantla23,242Map
Jesus del Monte23,150Map
Ixtepec23,150Map
Felipe Carrillo Puerto23,109Map
San Jorge Pueblo Nuevo23,107Map
San Lorenzo Acopilco23,037Map
Papalotla22,969Map
Arriaga22,820Map
Tecax22,806Map
San Miguel de Papasquiaro22,750Map
Manuel Ojinaga22,744Map
Alamo22,740Map
Tequixquiac22,676Map
Teocaltiche22,646Map
Apaseo el Grande22,636Map
Frontera22,621Map
Mixquiahuala de Juarez22,610Map
Ciudad de Allende22,609Map
El Salto22,550Map
Teotihuacan22,541Map
Jalostotitlan22,407Map
Acatzingo22,386Map
Comonfort22,300Map
Hunucma22,288Map
Atlacomulco de Fabela22,247Map