Venezuela Population 2017

31,940,135

The last official census took place in the country in 2011 when it was claimed that the population of Venezuela was 23,054,985. However, a CIA estimate of the same year puts the numbers at 27,150.095. If you trust the latter set of figures, it would suggest that the Venezuela population in 2012 was nearing the 27.5 million mark and that in 2014 it is 30,976,873.

Venezuela Population Density

Venezuela is the 33rd largest country in terms of sheer land mass with a total surface area of 916,445 square kilometres (353,481 square miles) It is relatively sparsely populated, however, and this is partly due to a mountainous landscape in some areas. Overall, there is an average of 33.8 people for every square kilometre of land here. This converts to 87.6 per square mile and makes this only the 181st most densely populated country on earth.

Venezuela Population Growth

Figures from the OECD / World Bank show steady and sustained growth in the Venezuela population over many years. Back in 1971, the organisation showed that there were 11.1 million people here and by 1990, that figure had grown to 19.8 million. A further survey by the World Bank claims that numbers had risen to 28.4 million in 2009.

Venezuela Demographics

The CIA World Factbook have produced a set of statistics based on their own estimate of July 2011 which put the population of Venezuela at 27,635,743.

At that time, the overall life expectancy in the country was 73.93 years which was divided between males at 70.84 years and females at 77.17. That meant that just 5.1% of the population were aged over 65 in 2009.

Venezuela Population in 2017Source: No machine-readable author provided. Kinori assumed (based on copyright claims).

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

Venezuela Population Growth

Population growth was put at 1.508% and the country had a healthy split between age groups. It was claimed that 29.9% of the Venezuela population was aged between 0 and 14 while a further 65% fell between the age groups of 15 to 64.

Overall, the pattern in Venezuela is one of population growth and it seems set to stay that way for some considerable time.

About Venezuela

Official NameBolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Languages SpokenSpanish
BordersBRA, COL, GUY
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude8-66
Currencies UsedVEF

Venezuela Population Density

Name Population
Chichiriviche12,500
Tucacas12,500
La Guaira25,259
La Fria27,077
Tariba27,432
Villa Bruzual27,993
Juan Griego28,256
Santa Elena de Uairen29,795
Nirgua30,188
Guasdualito30,860
Santa Rita31,810
San Antonio del Tachira32,458
Cantaura33,040
Las Tejerias33,320
Barinitas34,397
Los Rastrojos34,636
La Asuncion35,084
Caraballeda37,824
Trujillo38,110
San Juan de Colon38,233
Tacarigua39,205
Gueiria40,000
Altagracia de Orituco40,052
Carrizal40,618
Zaraza41,483
Quibor41,526
San Joaquin41,630
Lagunillas44,257
Moron44,308
Chivacoa45,904
San Mateo50,401
Tucupita51,534
Rubio51,568
Puerto Ayacucho52,526
Caucaguito52,556
Maiquetia52,564
El Tocuyo53,099
Upata53,685
San Carlos del Zulia56,582
La Dolorita56,846
El Hatillo57,591
Los Dos Caminos58,168
Punta Cardon58,926
Caucaguita59,000
El Vigia59,092
San Jose de Guanipa62,128
Machiques62,968
San Antonio de Los Altos63,873
Chacao64,609
La Villa del Rosario65,011
Guigue71,530
Araure73,054
Villa de Cura76,614
San Felipe76,766
San Carlos77,192
San Fernando de Apure78,779
El Cafetal80,029
Tinaquillo82,145
La Victoria87,045
Porlamar87,120
San Juan de los Morros87,739
Valle de La Pascua89,080
Yaritagua89,662
Valera93,756
Carora93,788
Mariara105,486
Catia La Mar106,822
Ejido106,915
Carupano112,082
Guanare112,286
Calabozo117,132
Anaco117,596
Cagua119,033
Palo Negro128,875
Charallave129,182
Punto Fijo131,784
Los Teques140,617
Acarigua143,704
El Limon148,247
El Tigre150,999
Guacara151,752
Ocumare del Tuy166,072
Puerto Cabello174,000
Guarenas181,612
Cua182,558
Guatire191,903
Coro195,227
Cabimas200,818
Mucumpiz215,259
Baruta244,216
San Cristobal246,583
Cumana257,783
Santa Teresa278,890
Alto Barinas284,289
Merida300,000
Ciudad Bolivar338,000
Turmero344,700
Barinas353,442
Petare364,684
Puerto La Cruz370,000
Maturin410,972
Barcelona424,795
Ciudad Guayana746,535
Barquisimeto809,490
Valencia1,385,083
Maracay1,754,256
Maracaibo2,225,000
Caracas3,000,000

Venezuela Population Clock

What is the population of Venezuela (as of September 13, 2017)?31,940,135
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)31925705
Births Per Day327
Deaths Per Day99
Net Migrations Per Day -33
Net Change Per Day 195
Population Change Since January 1st49,725

Venezuela Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 18.687 births/thousand97
Crude Death Rate 5.644 deaths/thousand160
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.377 people/thousand98
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.769 years95
Male Life Expectancy 70.807 years108
Female Life Expectancy 78.948 years71
Total Fertility Rate 2.292 children/woman92
Net Reproduction Rate 1.09 surviving daughters/woman89
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 12.269 deaths/1,000 live births111
Under Five Mortality 14.172 deaths/thousand113
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.83 years186
Rate of Natural Increase 12.885 93
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.18 %110
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.102 %127
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.126 %87
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.335 %100
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.379 %105
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.047 %89
Crude Suicide Rate 2.6 suicides/thousand144
Median Age (Total) 28 years124
Median Age (Female) 28.7 years119
Median Age (Male) 27.3 years129

Venezuela Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201731,925,70549.737%50.263%361721.25%43
201531,108,08349.785%50.215%351711.31%43
201028,995,74549.917%50.083%321731.48%41
200526,769,11550.055%49.945%301741.67%41
200024,481,47750.204%49.796%271731.86%40
199522,188,67150.321%49.679%251722.05%41
199019,861,95950.386%49.614%221702.34%43
198517,508,05850.452%49.548%191722.6%42
198015,343,91750.545%49.455%171732.69%42
197513,360,98850.653%49.347%151722.79%46
197011,587,75850.771%49.229%131742.98%46
19659,824,69450.874%49.126%111743.5%48
19608,146,84550.963%49.037%91753.79%54
19556,758,37151.032%48.968%71813.79%61
19505,481,97750.932%49.068%61824.52%64

Venezuela Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202033,116,32849.671%50.329%371731.16%43
202534,978,30149.569%50.431%391731%44
203036,673,49849.476%50.524%411740.86%46
203538,190,78749.399%50.601%431720.73%48
204039,512,72949.338%50.662%441710.61%49
204540,635,58749.294%50.706%461730.49%49
205041,562,46849.274%50.726%471730.39%53
205542,295,01049.287%50.713%471740.29%53
206042,846,89249.329%50.671%481730.21%54
206543,228,95349.393%50.607%491730.13%54
207043,441,67549.464%50.536%491730.05%54
207543,498,76549.528%50.472%49172-0.02%55
208043,401,26049.593%50.407%49173-0.08%55
208543,175,98049.651%50.349%48173-0.14%54
209042,841,30849.706%50.294%48173-0.18%54
209542,418,72549.748%50.252%48171-0.22%54
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations