Uruguay Population 2016

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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.

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 2016 Source: 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.

Uruguay Population Density

About Uruguay

Official Name Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Languages Spoken Spanish
Borders ARG, BRA
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude -33,-56
Currencies Used UYI, UYU

Uruguay Population Clock

What is the population of Uruguay (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 26
Deaths Per Day 18
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day
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
Crude Birth Rate 14.041 births/thousand 132nd
Crude Death Rate 9.356 deaths/thousand 52nd
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.866 people/thousand 122nd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.507 years 54th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.867 years 65th
Life Expectancy (Female) 80.889 years 53rd
Total Fertility Rate 1.996 children/woman 124th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.947 surviving daughters/woman 123rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 11.555 deaths/1,000 live births 117th
Under Five Mortality 13.737 deaths/thousand 118th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.705 years 161st
Rate of Natural Increase 4.52 145th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.654% 73rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.427% 70th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.856% 82nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.673% 73rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 14.577% 70th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.815% 82nd
Crude Suicide Rate 13.8 suicides/thousand 39th
Median Age (Total) 34.7 years 73rd
Median Age (Female) 36.4 years 69th
Median Age (Male) 33 years 80th

Uruguay Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 3,444,071 48.288% 51.712% 19 193 0.37% 136
2015 3,431,555 48.27% 51.73% 19 193 0.36% 136
2010 3,374,414 48.221% 51.779% 19 187 0.33% 134
2005 3,325,607 48.267% 51.733% 19 186 0.16% 132
2000 3,321,242 48.399% 51.601% 18 185 0.18% 128
1995 3,224,807 48.443% 51.557% 18 182 0.72% 127
1990 3,109,987 48.505% 51.495% 17 179 0.71% 127
1985 3,011,907 48.767% 51.233% 17 175 0.63% 124
1980 2,915,775 49.052% 50.948% 16 174 0.66% 122
1975 2,830,172 49.526% 50.474% 16 169 0.4% 116
1970 2,809,799 49.704% 50.296% 16 166 0.3% 113
1965 2,694,535 49.861% 50.139% 15 161 1.05% 108
1960 2,538,651 50.037% 49.963% 14 155 1.29% 108
1955 2,372,567 50.291% 49.709% 13 153 1.34% 108
1950 2,238,506 50.582% 49.418% 12 153 1.01% 106

Uruguay Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 3,494,817 48.379% 51.621% 19 193 0.34% 136
2025 3,549,866 48.509% 51.491% 20 195 0.28% 136
2030 3,595,575 48.642% 51.358% 20 197 0.22% 135
2035 3,629,987 48.762% 51.238% 20 200 0.15% 135
2040 3,653,057 48.878% 51.122% 20 202 0.09% 136
2045 3,665,154 48.997% 51.003% 20 202 0.03% 134
2050 3,666,970 49.125% 50.875% 20 204 -0.02% 134
2055 3,659,261 49.254% 50.746% 20 204 -0.07% 135
2060 3,641,913 49.374% 50.626% 20 205 -0.13% 135
2065 3,614,959 49.473% 50.527% 20 206 -0.18% 137
2070 3,578,874 49.549% 50.451% 20 206 -0.23% 137
2075 3,535,337 49.609% 50.391% 20 206 -0.27% 137
2080 3,485,875 49.653% 50.347% 19 207 -0.3% 137
2085 3,431,895 49.679% 50.321% 19 207 -0.33% 138
2090 3,374,305 49.708% 50.292% 19 207 -0.35% 138
2095 3,315,250 49.74% 50.26% 18 209 -0.36% 138
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations