Paraguay Population 2017

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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 2017 Source: 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.

Paraguay Population Density

About Paraguay

Official Name Republic of Paraguay
Languages Spoken Spanish, Guaraní
Borders ARG, BOL, BRA
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude -23,-58
Currencies Used PYG

Paraguay Population Clock

What is the population of Paraguay (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 78
Deaths Per Day 22
Net Migrations Per Day -45
Net Change Per Day 11
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Paraguay Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 20.779 births/thousand 76th
Crude Death Rate 5.79 deaths/thousand 155th
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.404 people/thousand 162nd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.173 years 112th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.031 years 106th
Life Expectancy (Female) 75.473 years 118th
Total Fertility Rate 2.453 children/woman 82nd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.137 surviving daughters/woman 82nd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 27.634 deaths/1,000 live births 67th
Under Five Mortality 33.444 deaths/thousand 67th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.159 years 146th
Rate of Natural Increase 14.894 78th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 8.146% 133rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.646% 132nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 6.554% 135th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.756% 133rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.191% 132nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.151% 135th
Crude Suicide Rate 5.3 suicides/thousand 109th
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years 127th
Median Age (Female) 28 years 130th
Median Age (Male) 27.5 years 127th

Paraguay Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 6,811,583 50.723% 49.277% 17 196 1.25% 106
2015 6,639,123 50.747% 49.253% 16 197 1.29% 106
2010 6,209,876 50.732% 49.268% 15 196 1.34% 107
2005 5,795,493 50.638% 49.362% 14 194 1.5% 104
2000 5,302,703 50.606% 49.394% 13 194 1.94% 107
1995 4,760,853 50.563% 49.437% 11 196 2.28% 108
1990 4,213,740 50.541% 49.459% 10 195 2.57% 113
1985 3,671,825 50.544% 49.456% 9 194 2.84% 115
1980 3,180,627 50.436% 49.564% 8 193 2.82% 118
1975 2,790,964 50.19% 49.81% 7 193 2.5% 120
1970 2,474,102 49.882% 50.118% 6 192 2.45% 119
1965 2,170,853 49.523% 50.477% 5 192 2.66% 120
1960 1,902,871 49.236% 50.764% 4 192 2.62% 120
1955 1,673,007 49.132% 50.868% 4 191 2.54% 120
1950 1,473,245 49.209% 50.791% 3 192 2.58% 119

Paraguay Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 7,067,097 50.67% 49.33% 17 199 1.18% 106
2025 7,473,755 50.581% 49.419% 18 200 1.03% 106
2030 7,844,598 50.483% 49.517% 19 200 0.88% 106
2035 8,174,704 50.382% 49.618% 20 200 0.74% 104
2040 8,457,636 50.282% 49.718% 21 201 0.61% 106
2045 8,697,448 50.183% 49.817% 21 201 0.49% 105
2050 8,895,324 50.088% 49.912% 22 201 0.39% 105
2055 9,051,903 49.996% 50.004% 22 201 0.29% 105
2060 9,162,389 49.904% 50.096% 23 201 0.18% 105
2065 9,223,350 49.82% 50.18% 23 200 0.07% 104
2070 9,234,002 49.752% 50.248% 23 199 -0.04% 104
2075 9,198,713 49.714% 50.286% 23 198 -0.13% 103
2080 9,126,098 49.716% 50.284% 22 199 -0.2% 103
2085 9,028,131 49.747% 50.253% 22 198 -0.24% 104
2090 8,915,086 49.811% 50.189% 22 199 -0.27% 104
2095 8,793,860 49.896% 50.104% 22 199 -0.29% 105
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations