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 665
Deaths Per Day 442
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 141
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 34.8 years 58th
Crude Birth Rate 14.051 births/thousand 125th
Crude Death Rate 9.328 deaths/thousand 59th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.736 people/thousand 148th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.91 years 47th
Life Expectancy (Male) 74.51 years 58th
Life Expectancy (Female) 81.11 years 45th
Total Fertility Rate 2.004 children/woman 113th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.96 surviving daughters/woman 111th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 83rd
Infant Mortality Rate 10.182 deaths/1,000 live births 115th
Under Five Mortality 12.513 deaths/thousand 117th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.603 years 155th

Population Data via United Nations WPP

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