Nicaragua Population 2015

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 Population 2014

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 Clock
What is the population of Nicaragua (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1,846
Deaths Per Day 397
Net Migrations Per Day -329
Net Change Per Day 1,120
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
Median (Average) Age 23.79 years 124th
Crude Birth Rate 20.861 births/thousand 73rd
Crude Death Rate 4.486 deaths/thousand 177th
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.715 people/thousand 177th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.21 years 64th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.27 years 70th
Life Expectancy (Female) 79.19 years 60th
Total Fertility Rate 2.334 children/woman 86th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.109 surviving daughters/woman 82nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 83rd
Infant Mortality Rate 12.886 deaths/1,000 live births 102nd
Under Five Mortality 15.692 deaths/thousand 105th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.67 years 180th

Population Data via United Nations WPP

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.

Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations