Uruguay Population 2015

Uruguay sits in the southeastern area of South America and is the second-smallest country on the continent after Suriname. Until the late 17th century, the majority of the country was uninhabited until the establishment of a Portuguese settlement. The estimated 2014 population of Uruguay is 3.42 million, up from 3,320,000 in 2013.

Uruguay Population 2014

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 Clock
What is the population of Uruguay (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 659
Deaths Per Day 444
Net Migrations Per Day -41
Net Change Per Day 174
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Uruguay Population Indicators
Indicator Value World Ranking
Median (Average) Age 34.86 years 58th
Crude Birth Rate 13.889 births/thousand 128th
Crude Death Rate 9.369 deaths/thousand 51st
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.866 people/thousand 127th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.74 years 47th
Life Expectancy (Male) 74.15 years 57th
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.07 years 46th
Total Fertility Rate 1.98 children/woman 118th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.947 surviving daughters/woman 117th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 11.026 deaths/1,000 live births 115th
Under Five Mortality 13.121 deaths/thousand 116th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.705 years 152nd

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

Uruguay Population Growth

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

Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations