Uruguay Population 2017

3,456,877

The majority of the population -- an estimated 88% -- is of European descent. A 2008 survey requesting self-reporting of predominant ancestry found 95% chose European, 3.4% black/African, 1.1% indigenous and 0.1% Asian. A second study conducted the same year found 10% report some amount of Black or African ancestry, 5.5% are partially indigenous and 0.3% are partial Asian.

There are few direct descendants of the indigenous peoples left in the country, and most Uruguayans are of European origin descended from 19th and 20th century immigrants from Italy and Spain. Uruguay has one of the slowest growth rates in Latin America, in part due to its high median age, low birth rate and high emigration rate. Metro Montevideo is the only large city in the country with more than half the country's population, with the remaining urban people living in around 30 small towns.

Uruguay Population in 2017Source: Losdedos

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

Uruguay Population Growth

By 2020, Uruguay is projected to have a population of 3.6 million residents.

About Uruguay

Official NameOriental Republic of Uruguay
Languages SpokenSpanish
BordersARG, BRA
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-33-56
Currencies UsedUYIUYU

Uruguay Population Density

Name Population
Guichon5,051
Jose Pedro Varela5,388
Sauce5,910
Tarariras6,069
Joaquin Suarez6,257
Sarandi Grande6,441
Lascano6,976
San Ramon7,008
Pan de Azucar7,180
Punta del Este7,234
Sarandi del Yi7,367
Tranqueras7,474
Castillos7,686
Piriapolis7,968
Colonia Nicolich8,902
Rosario9,308
Libertad9,311
Nueva Palmira9,335
Nueva Helvecia10,054
Chui10,485
Bella Union13,171
Paso de los Toros13,221
Juan L. Lacaze13,223
Rio Branco13,567
Paso de Carrasco15,393
Dolores15,880
Young15,924
Progreso15,973
Santa Lucia16,438
Carmelo16,921
Delta del Tigre17,973
Canelones19,698
La Paz19,913
Trinidad21,093
Trinidad21,429
Colonia del Sacramento21,714
Fray Bentos23,279
Pando24,047
San Carlos24,938
Rocha25,515
Treinta y Tres25,653
Florida32,234
Durazno33,926
San Jose de Mayo36,529
Minas38,025
Artigas41,909
Mercedes42,359
Melo51,023
Tacuarembo51,854
Maldonado55,478
Rivera64,631
Las Piedras69,682
Paysandu73,249
Salto99,823
Montevideo1,270,737

Uruguay Population Clock

What is the population of Uruguay (as of September 13, 2017)?3,456,877
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)3456877
Births Per Day26
Deaths Per Day18
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

Uruguay Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 13.938 births/thousand132
Crude Death Rate 9.366 deaths/thousand52
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.866 people/thousand122
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.663 years54
Male Life Expectancy 74.051 years65
Female Life Expectancy 81.014 years53
Total Fertility Rate 1.985 children/woman125
Net Reproduction Rate 0.947 surviving daughters/woman123
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 11.236 deaths/1,000 live births117
Under Five Mortality 13.363 deaths/thousand118
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.705 years161
Rate of Natural Increase 4.52 145
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.654 %73
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.427 %70
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.856 %82
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.673 %69
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 14.577 %70
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.815 %78
Crude Suicide Rate 13.8 suicides/thousand39
Median Age (Total) 34.7 years73
Median Age (Female) 36.4 years69
Median Age (Male) 33 years80

Uruguay Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20173,456,87748.308%51.692%191930.37%136
20153,431,55548.27%51.73%191930.36%136
20103,374,41448.221%51.779%191870.33%134
20053,325,60748.267%51.733%191860.16%132
20003,321,24248.399%51.601%181850.18%128
19953,224,80748.443%51.557%181820.72%127
19903,109,98748.505%51.495%171790.71%127
19853,011,90748.767%51.233%171750.63%124
19802,915,77549.052%50.948%161740.66%122
19752,830,17249.526%50.474%161690.4%116
19702,809,79949.704%50.296%161660.3%113
19652,694,53549.861%50.139%151611.05%108
19602,538,65150.037%49.963%141551.29%108
19552,372,56750.291%49.709%131531.34%108
19502,238,50650.582%49.418%121531.01%106

Uruguay Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20203,494,81748.379%51.621%191930.34%136
20253,549,86648.509%51.491%201950.28%136
20303,595,57548.642%51.358%201970.22%135
20353,629,98748.762%51.238%202000.15%135
20403,653,05748.878%51.122%202020.09%136
20453,665,15448.997%51.003%202020.03%134
20503,666,97049.125%50.875%20204-0.02%134
20553,659,26149.254%50.746%20204-0.07%135
20603,641,91349.374%50.626%20205-0.13%135
20653,614,95949.473%50.527%20206-0.18%137
20703,578,87449.549%50.451%20206-0.23%137
20753,535,33749.609%50.391%20206-0.27%137
20803,485,87549.653%50.347%19207-0.3%137
20853,431,89549.679%50.321%19207-0.33%138
20903,374,30549.708%50.292%19207-0.35%138
20953,315,25049.74%50.26%18209-0.36%138
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations