Nicaragua Population 2016

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Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus and was first conquered by the Spanish Empire in the 16th century before achieving independence in 1821. Nicaragua has a very multiethnic population estimated at 6.2 million in 2014, an increase from the 2013 estimate of 6,080,000.

Nicaragua's population is 69% mestizo, 17% white, 5% Amerindian and 9% black and other races, although its demographics change with migration. 84% of the country's population lives in urban areas. 17% of the population is of European descent, with the largest ancestry groups being Spanish, German, Italian, English and French. The black population lives primarily on the Caribbean and Atlantic coast of the city and this community is mostly English-speaking Creoles descended from shipwrecked and escaped slaves.

Interestingly, Nicaragua is named for one of its indigenous peoples, the Nicarao, who were once present throughout the western area of the country with a culture and language similar to the Mayans. The indigenous population of Nicaragua has mostly assimilated into the country's mestizo majority.

The most populous city is the capital, Managua, which has a population of more than 2.2 million in the city proper and over 2.5 million in the metropolitan area.

Nicaragua  Population in 2016 Source: http://flickr.com/photos/oyaudi/

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

Nicaragua Population Growth

Nicaragua has one of the healthiest growth rates in the region, and its population is projected to grow to 6.6 million by 2020.

Nicaragua Population Density

About Nicaragua

Official Name Republic of Nicaragua
Languages Spoken Spanish
Borders CRI, HND
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 13,-85
Currencies Used NIO

Nicaragua Population Clock

What is the population of Nicaragua (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 66
Deaths Per Day 16
Net Migrations Per Day -58
Net Change Per Day -8
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Nicaragua Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 19.513 births/thousand 90th
Crude Death Rate 4.757 deaths/thousand 186th
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.403 people/thousand 171st
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.494 years 78th
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.465 years 85th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.439 years 79th
Total Fertility Rate 2.2 children/woman 102nd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.023 surviving daughters/woman 100th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 17.406 deaths/1,000 live births 90th
Under Five Mortality 20.472 deaths/thousand 96th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.679 years 190th
Rate of Natural Increase 14.154 82nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.622% 119th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.774% 123rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.418% 116th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 16.17% 119th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.597% 123rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.902% 116th
Crude Suicide Rate 9.1 suicides/thousand 70th
Median Age (Total) 25.2 years 145th
Median Age (Female) 26 years 143rd
Median Age (Male) 24.3 years 145th

Nicaragua Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 6,150,035 49.298% 50.702% 51 153 1.1% 109
2015 6,082,031 49.292% 50.708% 50 153 1.11% 110
2010 5,737,722 49.268% 50.732% 47 152 1.21% 110
2005 5,379,326 49.363% 50.637% 44 152 1.31% 109
2000 5,026,792 49.477% 50.523% 41 152 1.46% 109
1995 4,612,229 49.532% 50.468% 38 152 1.9% 111
1990 4,144,564 49.593% 50.407% 34 153 2.2% 115
1985 3,709,091 49.847% 50.153% 30 154 2.34% 112
1980 3,249,910 50.055% 49.945% 27 150 2.81% 114
1975 2,796,748 50.119% 49.881% 23 152 3.08% 119
1970 2,398,095 50.007% 49.993% 19 155 3.06% 121
1965 2,062,632 49.989% 50.012% 17 155 2.99% 123
1960 1,774,696 49.909% 50.091% 14 155 3.09% 123
1955 1,508,020 49.789% 50.211% 12 157 3.29% 125
1950 1,294,993 49.723% 50.277% 10 161 2.8% 126

Nicaragua Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 6,417,990 49.315% 50.685% 53 155 1.01% 109
2025 6,736,108 49.338% 50.662% 55 156 0.9% 109
2030 7,033,329 49.368% 50.632% 58 155 0.81% 110
2035 7,306,263 49.407% 50.593% 60 155 0.68% 112
2040 7,536,501 49.462% 50.538% 62 158 0.54% 114
2045 7,722,813 49.539% 50.461% 64 156 0.41% 113
2050 7,862,804 49.64% 50.36% 65 155 0.29% 114
2055 7,958,281 49.767% 50.233% 66 155 0.17% 113
2060 8,006,156 49.903% 50.097% 66 157 0.05% 112
2065 8,006,949 50.039% 49.961% 66 158 -0.07% 112
2070 7,958,111 50.158% 49.842% 66 157 -0.19% 112
2075 7,863,430 50.265% 49.735% 65 158 -0.3% 112
2080 7,729,655 50.348% 49.652% 64 158 -0.4% 112
2085 7,567,104 50.414% 49.586% 62 161 -0.46% 114
2090 7,386,204 50.454% 49.546% 61 160 -0.51% 114
2095 7,194,119 50.473% 49.527% 59 162 -0.55% 114
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations