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 1,620
Deaths Per Day 409
Net Migrations Per Day -291
Net Change Per Day 920
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 25.18 years 118th
Crude Birth Rate 18.926 births/thousand 87th
Crude Death Rate 4.772 deaths/thousand 179th
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.403 people/thousand 174th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.9 years 70th
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.91 years 76th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.8 years 70th
Total Fertility Rate 2.161 children/woman 99th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.023 surviving daughters/woman 97th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 16.422 deaths/1,000 live births 90th
Under Five Mortality 19.343 deaths/thousand 96th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.679 years 181st

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

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