Paraguay Population 2017

6,812,815

Paraguay is a landlocked country in central South America and sometimes called the Heart of America. In 2017, the population is estimated at 6.81 million people, up from 6.81 million in 2013, which ranks it 104th in the world. Despite this fairly large population, Paraguay has a low population density with just 15 people per square kilometer, or 204th in the world.

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 2018Source: 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 SpokenGuaraní, Spanish
BordersARG, BOL, BRA
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude-23-58
Currencies UsedPYG

Paraguay Population Density

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

Paraguay Population Clock

What is the population of Paraguay (as of 11/15/2017)?6,812,815
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)6,811,297
Births Per Day78
Deaths Per Day22
Net Migrations Per Day -45
Net Change Per Day 11
Population Change Since January 1st3,509

Paraguay Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 20.779 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.79 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -2.404 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.173 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.031 years
Female Life Expectancy 75.473 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.453 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.137 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 27.634 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 33.444 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.159 years
Rate of Natural Increase 14.894
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 8.146%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.646%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 6.554%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.756%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.191%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.151%
Median Age (Total) 27.8 years
Median Age (Female) 28 years
Median Age (Male) 27.5 years

Paraguay Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20176,811,29750.72%49.28%171.29%
20156,639,11950.75%49.25%161.35%
20106,209,87750.73%49.27%151.39%
20055,795,49450.64%49.36%141.79%
20005,302,70050.61%49.39%132.18%
19954,760,85050.56%49.44%122.47%
19904,213,74250.54%49.46%102.79%
19853,671,82650.54%49.46%92.91%
19803,180,63050.44%49.56%82.65%
19752,790,96250.19%49.81%72.44%
19702,474,10649.88%50.12%62.65%
19652,170,85949.52%50.48%52.67%
19601,902,87549.24%50.76%52.61%
19551,673,00949.13%50.87%42.58%
19501,473,25349.21%50.79%40.00%

Paraguay Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20207,066,33050.67%49.33%170.00%
20257,473,07850.59%49.41%181.13%
20307,844,90450.50%49.50%190.98%
20358,175,68750.40%49.60%200.83%
20408,460,29950.31%49.69%210.69%
20458,700,12750.22%49.78%210.56%
20508,897,18250.13%49.87%220.45%
20559,052,05350.04%49.96%220.35%
20609,160,87849.95%50.05%230.24%
20659,218,83849.87%50.13%230.13%
20709,225,41049.80%50.20%230.01%
20759,185,59549.76%50.24%23-0.09%
20809,107,37049.75%50.25%22-0.17%
20859,003,17649.78%50.23%22-0.23%
20908,884,10649.83%50.17%22-0.27%
20958,754,96649.90%50.10%22-0.29%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer