Population of Cities in Mexico (2017)

12
Over 1 Million
129
100,000 to 1 Million
675
10,000 to 100,000

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 12 cities with more than a million people, 129 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 675 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 A. 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 2017 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