Uruguay Population 2017

3,456,750

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 2017 population of Uruguay is 3.46 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 2018Source: 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
Montevideo1,270,737
Salto99,823
Paysandu73,249
Las Piedras69,682
Rivera64,631
Maldonado55,478
Tacuarembo51,854
Melo51,023
Mercedes42,359
Artigas41,909
Minas38,025
San Jose de Mayo36,529
Durazno33,926
Florida32,234
Treinta y Tres25,653
Rocha25,515
San Carlos24,938
Pando24,047
Fray Bentos23,279
Colonia del Sacramento21,714
Trinidad21,429
Trinidad21,093
La Paz19,913
Canelones19,698
Delta del Tigre17,973
Carmelo16,921
Santa Lucia16,438
Progreso15,973
Young15,924
Dolores15,880
Paso de Carrasco15,393
Rio Branco13,567
Juan L. Lacaze13,223
Paso de los Toros13,221
Bella Union13,171
Chuy10,485
Nueva Helvecia10,054
Nueva Palmira9,335
Libertad9,311
Rosario9,308
Colonia Nicolich8,902
Piriapolis7,968
Castillos7,686
Tranqueras7,474
Sarandi del Yi7,367
Punta del Este7,234
Pan de Azucar7,180
San Ramon7,008
Lascano6,976
Sarandi Grande6,441
Joaquin Suarez6,257
Tarariras6,069
Sauce5,910
Jose Pedro Varela5,388
Guichon5,051

Uruguay Population Clock

What is the population of Uruguay (as of 11/15/2017)?3,456,750
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)3,456,750
Births Per Day26
Deaths Per Day18
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

Uruguay Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 13.938 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 9.366 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.866 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.663 years
Male Life Expectancy 74.051 years
Female Life Expectancy 81.014 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.985 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.947 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 11.236 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 13.363 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.705 years
Rate of Natural Increase 4.52
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.654%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 4.427%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.856%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 11.673%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 14.577%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.815%
Median Age (Total) 34.7 years
Median Age (Female) 36.4 years
Median Age (Male) 33 years

Uruguay Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20173,456,75048.31%51.69%190.37%
20153,431,55248.27%51.73%190.34%
20103,374,41548.22%51.78%190.29%
20053,325,61248.27%51.73%180.03%
20003,321,24548.40%51.60%180.59%
19953,224,80448.44%51.56%180.73%
19903,109,98948.50%51.50%170.64%
19853,011,90848.77%51.23%170.65%
19802,915,77849.05%50.95%160.60%
19752,830,17249.53%50.47%160.14%
19702,809,80349.70%50.30%160.84%
19652,694,53749.86%50.14%151.20%
19602,538,65150.04%49.96%141.36%
19552,372,56850.29%49.71%131.17%
19502,238,50750.58%49.42%120.00%

Uruguay Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20203,494,38748.38%51.62%190.00%
20253,548,93848.51%51.49%200.31%
20303,594,29948.64%51.36%200.25%
20353,628,56448.76%51.24%200.19%
20403,650,96248.86%51.14%200.12%
20453,662,03648.97%51.03%200.06%
20503,662,43749.09%50.91%200.00%
20553,653,20249.21%50.79%20-0.05%
20603,634,28349.33%50.67%20-0.10%
20653,605,65149.42%50.58%20-0.16%
20703,567,82349.49%50.51%20-0.21%
20753,521,99849.54%50.46%19-0.26%
20803,469,91549.58%50.42%19-0.30%
20853,413,16549.61%50.39%19-0.33%
20903,352,30449.63%50.37%19-0.36%
20953,290,40549.66%50.34%18-0.37%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer