Panama Population 2017

[[getCurrentPopulation()]]

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 2017 Source: 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.

Panama Population Density

About Panama

Official Name Republic of Panama
Languages Spoken Spanish
Borders COL, CRI
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 9,-80
Currencies Used PAB, USD

Panama Population Clock

What is the population of Panama (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 41
Deaths Per Day 11
Net Migrations Per Day 17
Net Change Per Day 47
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Panama Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 18.547 births/thousand 99th
Crude Death Rate 5.113 deaths/thousand 176th
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.542 people/thousand 39th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 78.098 years 51st
Life Expectancy (Male) 75.224 years 55th
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.124 years 51st
Total Fertility Rate 2.372 children/woman 86th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.121 surviving daughters/woman 83rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 13.797 deaths/1,000 live births 104th
Under Five Mortality 18.284 deaths/thousand 100th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.309 years 195th
Rate of Natural Increase 13.254 90th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.013% 106th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.019% 111th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.913% 102nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.237% 106th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.774% 111th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 9.534% 102nd
Crude Suicide Rate 4.4 suicides/thousand 120th
Median Age (Total) 28.9 years 118th
Median Age (Female) 29.3 years 114th
Median Age (Male) 28.5 years 118th

Panama Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 4,051,284 50.098% 49.902% 54 149 1.48% 132
2015 3,929,140 50.132% 49.868% 52 149 1.55% 132
2010 3,620,506 50.23% 49.77% 48 151 1.68% 132
2005 3,319,301 50.321% 49.679% 44 152 1.77% 133
2000 3,028,750 50.391% 49.609% 40 154 1.9% 135
1995 2,738,125 50.451% 49.549% 36 155 2.05% 132
1990 2,471,010 50.547% 49.453% 33 156 2.08% 133
1985 2,219,276 50.655% 49.345% 29 155 2.2% 134
1980 1,978,575 50.66% 49.34% 26 152 2.37% 134
1975 1,745,207 50.787% 49.213% 23 152 2.62% 135
1970 1,519,293 50.86% 49.14% 20 152 2.84% 136
1965 1,314,627 50.928% 49.072% 17 155 2.94% 135
1960 1,132,924 51.039% 48.961% 15 153 2.97% 136
1955 981,031 51.104% 48.896% 13 153 2.81% 138
1950 859,660 51.236% 48.764% 11 156 2.49% 138

Panama Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 4,230,971 50.054% 49.946% 56 151 1.38% 130
2025 4,517,029 49.993% 50.007% 60 152 1.2% 130
2030 4,780,605 49.946% 50.054% 64 153 1.03% 130
2035 5,019,774 49.914% 50.086% 67 153 0.9% 130
2040 5,237,522 49.898% 50.102% 70 151 0.77% 129
2045 5,431,177 49.902% 50.098% 73 152 0.66% 128
2050 5,599,326 49.923% 50.077% 75 152 0.54% 128
2055 5,740,130 49.961% 50.039% 77 151 0.43% 126
2060 5,853,829 50.001% 49.999% 78 150 0.33% 125
2065 5,941,791 50.047% 49.953% 79 153 0.25% 125
2070 6,005,946 50.091% 49.909% 80 152 0.17% 124
2075 6,049,121 50.135% 49.865% 81 148 0.11% 124
2080 6,074,170 50.17% 49.83% 81 147 0.05% 122
2085 6,081,809 50.202% 49.798% 81 143 -0.01% 120
2090 6,072,722 50.225% 49.775% 81 143 -0.06% 121
2095 6,048,378 50.245% 49.755% 81 142 -0.11% 121
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations