Panama Population 2017

4,054,762

Panama's population is 70% mestizo (white and Amerindian), 14% Amerindian and mixed (West Indian), 10% white and 6% Amerindian. The Amerindian population of Panama includes seven major indigenous peoples, including the Bri Bri and Ngabe.

More than 50% of the population lives in the Panama City-Colón metropolitan region, which includes many cities. The urban population is more than 70%, which is the highest in all of Central America. According to the 2010 census, just over 12% of the population is indigenous.

The large West Indian population of Panama owes its presence to the efforts in the 19th and 20th century to construct the Panama Canal, with 3/4 of the workforce representing Afro Caribbean migrants from the West Indians.

Panama Population in 2017Source: Arnaud DG

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

Panama Population Growth

Panama has had a very stable growth rate for some time and stays in line with larger countries like Brazil. By 2020, the population is projected to reach 4,040,000.

About Panama

Official NameRepublic of Panama
Languages SpokenSpanish
BordersCOL, CRI
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude9-80
Currencies UsedPABUSD

Panama Population Density

Name Population
Buabidi
El Porvenir10
La Palma1,845
Nata5,619
Puerto Pilon5,688
Los Santos5,970
Guabito5,988
Boquete6,123
Sona7,400
Almirante8,114
Guadalupe8,408
Las Tablas8,570
Ancon9,169
Union Choco9,497
Volcan11,245
Pocri11,447
Las Lomas11,726
El Coco12,124
Puerto Escondido12,371
Penonome12,394
Sabanitas12,871
Bocas del Toro12,996
Anton13,851
Chepo15,335
Veracruz16,172
Pedregal16,285
La Concepcion16,910
Aguadulce17,237
La Cabima17,544
Puerto Armuelles18,795
Alcalde Diaz19,782
Changuinola22,900
Nuevo Arraijan23,594
Cativa29,607
Chilibre33,536
Vista Alegre41,786
Chitre43,966
Santiago de Veraguas45,355
Pacora55,530
La Chorrera61,232
Las Cumbres69,102
Colon76,643
Arraijan76,815
David82,859
Tocumen88,543
San Miguelito321,501
Panama408,168

Panama Population Clock

What is the population of Panama (as of September 13, 2017)?4,054,762
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)4051284
Births Per Day41
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day 17
Net Change Per Day 47
Population Change Since January 1st11,985

Panama Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 18.547 births/thousand99
Crude Death Rate 5.113 deaths/thousand176
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.542 people/thousand39
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.098 years51
Male Life Expectancy 75.224 years55
Female Life Expectancy 81.124 years51
Total Fertility Rate 2.372 children/woman86
Net Reproduction Rate 1.121 surviving daughters/woman83
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 13.797 deaths/1,000 live births104
Under Five Mortality 18.284 deaths/thousand100
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.309 years195
Rate of Natural Increase 13.254 90
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.013 %106
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.019 %111
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.913 %102
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.237 %82
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.774 %79
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.534 %84
Crude Suicide Rate 4.4 suicides/thousand120
Median Age (Total) 28.9 years118
Median Age (Female) 29.3 years114
Median Age (Male) 28.5 years118

Panama Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20174,051,28450.098%49.902%541491.48%132
20153,929,14050.132%49.868%521491.55%132
20103,620,50650.23%49.77%481511.68%132
20053,319,30150.321%49.679%441521.77%133
20003,028,75050.391%49.609%401541.9%135
19952,738,12550.451%49.549%361552.05%132
19902,471,01050.547%49.453%331562.08%133
19852,219,27650.655%49.345%291552.2%134
19801,978,57550.66%49.34%261522.37%134
19751,745,20750.787%49.213%231522.62%135
19701,519,29350.86%49.14%201522.84%136
19651,314,62750.928%49.072%171552.94%135
19601,132,92451.039%48.961%151532.97%136
1955981,03151.104%48.896%131532.81%138
1950859,66051.236%48.764%111562.49%138

Panama Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20204,230,97150.054%49.946%561511.38%130
20254,517,02949.993%50.007%601521.2%130
20304,780,60549.946%50.054%641531.03%130
20355,019,77449.914%50.086%671530.9%130
20405,237,52249.898%50.102%701510.77%129
20455,431,17749.902%50.098%731520.66%128
20505,599,32649.923%50.077%751520.54%128
20555,740,13049.961%50.039%771510.43%126
20605,853,82950.001%49.999%781500.33%125
20655,941,79150.047%49.953%791530.25%125
20706,005,94650.091%49.909%801520.17%124
20756,049,12150.135%49.865%811480.11%124
20806,074,17050.17%49.83%811470.05%122
20856,081,80950.202%49.798%81143-0.01%120
20906,072,72250.225%49.775%81143-0.06%121
20956,048,37850.245%49.755%81142-0.11%121
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations