Paraguay Population 2017

6,812,397

Paraguay was inhabited by its indigenous Guarani people for at least 1,000 years prior to the Spanish conquering the region prior to the 16th century. The country was ruled by many dictators after it achieved independence, and between 1864 and 1870, Paraguay lost 60-70% of its population to war and disease. Most of the population today is concentrated in the southeast area of the country, with the largest city and capital, Asunción, home to about 1/3 of Paraguay's total population.

The indigenous Guarani people remain influential, but most residents identify as mestizo after years of intermarriage among various ethnic groups. Paraguay has long been a recipient of immigrants, particularly after war collapsed its demographics, and there are many groups of ethnic Italians, Russians, Japanese, Germans, Chinese, Arabs, Brazilians and Argentinians in the country. Brazilians represent the largest immigrant group at 400,000, while 1% of the population is Afro-Paraguayan. There is no official information about the country's ethnic composition, as census information does not ask about race and ethnicity. Indigenous people do make up 1.7% of Paraguay's population.

Paraguay Population in 2017Source: Felipe Antonio

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

Paraguay Population Growth

Paraguay currently has a population growth rate of about 1.5%. At this rate, it will reach 7.6 million by 2020.

About Paraguay

Official NameRepublic of Paraguay
Languages SpokenSpanish, Guaraní
BordersARG, BOL, BRA
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude-23-58
Currencies UsedPYG

Paraguay Population Density

Name Population
Fuerte Olimpo2,475
San Jose5,117
Puerto Rosario5,123
Quiindy5,137
Hohenau5,306
Arquitecto Tomas Romero Pereira5,533
Nanawa5,587
Colonia Menno5,615
Bella Vista5,653
San Pedro del Parana5,722
Carapegua5,784
Emboscada5,911
Obligado6,350
Repatriacion7,085
Yaguaron7,181
Santa Rosa7,257
Salto del Guaira7,385
Doctor Juan Leon Mallorquin7,481
Benjamin Aceval7,751
San Juan Nepomuceno7,893
Filadelfia8,048
Eusebio Ayala8,253
Guarambare9,065
Capitan Bado9,114
San Pedro de Ycuamandiyu9,360
Ypacarai9,655
Tobati9,952
Paraguari10,079
Piribebuy10,337
Lima10,367
Horqueta10,531
San Isidro de Curuguaty11,095
Aregua11,222
Colonia General Alfredo Stroessner11,558
Santa Rita11,823
Ayolas12,061
Nueva Esperanza12,717
San Juan Bautista16,593
Ita18,459
Caacupe21,696
Caazapa23,996
Pilar28,716
Villarrica41,157
Concepcion48,123
Coronel Oviedo51,286
Presidente Franco54,292
Caaguazu54,808
San Antonio55,754
Villa Hayes57,217
Villa Elisa64,099
Itaugua64,997
Colonia Mariano Roque Alonso72,008
Encarnacion74,983
Pedro Juan Caballero75,109
Nemby94,641
Limpio96,143
Fernando de la Mora120,167
Lambare126,377
Capiata198,553
San Lorenzo227,876
Ciudad del Este320,782
Asuncion1,482,200

Paraguay Population Clock

What is the population of Paraguay (as of September 13, 2017)?6,812,397
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)6811583
Births Per Day78
Deaths Per Day22
Net Migrations Per Day -45
Net Change Per Day 11
Population Change Since January 1st2,805

Paraguay Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 20.779 births/thousand76
Crude Death Rate 5.79 deaths/thousand155
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.404 people/thousand162
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.173 years112
Male Life Expectancy 71.031 years106
Female Life Expectancy 75.473 years118
Total Fertility Rate 2.453 children/woman82
Net Reproduction Rate 1.137 surviving daughters/woman82
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 27.634 deaths/1,000 live births67
Under Five Mortality 33.444 deaths/thousand67
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.159 years146
Rate of Natural Increase 14.894 78
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 8.146 %133
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.646 %132
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 6.554 %135
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.756 %116
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.191 %101
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.151 %131
Crude Suicide Rate 5.3 suicides/thousand109
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years127
Median Age (Female) 28 years130
Median Age (Male) 27.5 years127

Paraguay Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20176,811,58350.723%49.277%171961.25%106
20156,639,12350.747%49.253%161971.29%106
20106,209,87650.732%49.268%151961.34%107
20055,795,49350.638%49.362%141941.5%104
20005,302,70350.606%49.394%131941.94%107
19954,760,85350.563%49.437%111962.28%108
19904,213,74050.541%49.459%101952.57%113
19853,671,82550.544%49.456%91942.84%115
19803,180,62750.436%49.564%81932.82%118
19752,790,96450.19%49.81%71932.5%120
19702,474,10249.882%50.118%61922.45%119
19652,170,85349.523%50.477%51922.66%120
19601,902,87149.236%50.764%41922.62%120
19551,673,00749.132%50.868%41912.54%120
19501,473,24549.209%50.791%31922.58%119

Paraguay Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20207,067,09750.67%49.33%171991.18%106
20257,473,75550.581%49.419%182001.03%106
20307,844,59850.483%49.517%192000.88%106
20358,174,70450.382%49.618%202000.74%104
20408,457,63650.282%49.718%212010.61%106
20458,697,44850.183%49.817%212010.49%105
20508,895,32450.088%49.912%222010.39%105
20559,051,90349.996%50.004%222010.29%105
20609,162,38949.904%50.096%232010.18%105
20659,223,35049.82%50.18%232000.07%104
20709,234,00249.752%50.248%23199-0.04%104
20759,198,71349.714%50.286%23198-0.13%103
20809,126,09849.716%50.284%22199-0.2%103
20859,028,13149.747%50.253%22198-0.24%104
20908,915,08649.811%50.189%22199-0.27%104
20958,793,86049.896%50.104%22199-0.29%105
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations