Panama Population 2017

4,105,073

Panama is the southernmost country in Central America, first explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century. It has the 3rd largest economy in Central America with revenue from its canal tolls representing a large percentage of its GDP. At the last census in 2013, Panama had a population of 3,661,868. Its population density is just 54 people per square mile, which ranks 156th in the world. Today in 2017, we estimate Panama to have 4.10 million people.

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 2018Source: 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
Panama408,168
San Miguelito321,501
Tocumen88,543
David82,859
Arraijan76,815
Colon76,643
Las Cumbres69,102
La Chorrera61,232
Pacora55,530
Santiago de Veraguas45,355
Chitre43,966
Vista Alegre41,786
Chilibre33,536
Cativa29,607
Nuevo Arraijan23,594
Changuinola22,900
Alcalde Diaz19,782
Puerto Armuelles18,795
La Cabima17,544
Aguadulce17,237
La Concepcion16,910
Pedregal16,285
Veracruz16,172
Chepo15,335
Anton13,851
Bocas del Toro12,996
Sabanitas12,871
Penonome12,394
Puerto Escondido12,371
El Coco12,124
Las Lomas11,726
Pocri11,447
Volcan11,245
Union Choco9,497
Ancon9,169
Las Tablas8,570
Guadalupe8,408
Almirante8,114
Sona7,400
Boquete6,123
Guabito5,988
Los Santos5,970
Puerto Pilon5,688
Nata5,619
La Palma1,845
El Porvenir10
Buabidi

Panama Population Clock

What is the population of Panama (as of 11/15/2017)?4,105,073
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)4,098,587
Births Per Day41
Deaths Per Day11
Net Migrations Per Day 17
Net Change Per Day 47
Population Change Since January 1st14,993

Panama Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 18.547 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.113 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.542 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.098 years
Male Life Expectancy 75.224 years
Female Life Expectancy 81.124 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.372 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.121 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 13.797 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 18.284 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.309 years
Rate of Natural Increase 13.254
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.013%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.019%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.913%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.237%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.774%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.534%
Median Age (Total) 28.9 years
Median Age (Female) 29.3 years
Median Age (Male) 28.5 years

Panama Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20174,098,58750.11%49.89%541.62%
20153,969,24950.14%49.86%531.73%
20103,643,22250.23%49.77%481.81%
20053,330,46550.32%49.68%441.91%
20003,030,34750.39%49.61%402.04%
19952,739,73050.45%49.55%362.09%
19902,471,00950.55%49.45%332.17%
19852,219,27650.66%49.35%292.32%
19801,978,57850.66%49.34%262.54%
19751,745,20550.79%49.21%232.81%
19701,519,29950.86%49.14%202.94%
19651,314,62650.93%49.07%173.02%
19601,132,92151.04%48.96%152.92%
1955981,03251.10%48.90%132.68%
1950859,65951.24%48.76%110.00%

Panama Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20204,289,33050.07%49.93%570.00%
20254,596,06650.00%50.00%611.39%
20304,884,31149.96%50.04%651.22%
20355,151,31249.92%50.08%681.07%
20405,399,08249.91%50.09%720.94%
20455,625,55649.90%50.10%750.83%
20505,827,10649.92%50.08%770.71%
20556,000,88249.93%50.07%800.59%
20606,146,71249.94%50.06%820.48%
20656,266,92549.96%50.04%830.39%
20706,363,38449.97%50.03%840.31%
20756,438,57149.98%50.02%850.24%
20806,494,36849.99%50.01%860.17%
20856,531,58950.00%50.00%870.11%
20906,550,99250.00%50.00%870.06%
20956,553,46650.01%49.99%870.01%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer