Venezuela Population 2018

32,367,961

Situated on the northern coast of South America, Venezuela – or to give it its official title, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – is one of the larger countries on the continent. It is also the 41st largest country in the world in terms of population, with an estimated 2018 population of 32.38 million.

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 2018 it is 32.38 million.

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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 53 seconds
One death every 3 minutes
One net migrant every 44 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1 minutes

Venezuela Population in 2018Source: By QuinteroP [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Venezuela Population Pyramid 2018

0k50k100k150k200k250k300k350kVenezuela Male Population0k50k100k150k200k250k300k350kVenezuela Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Venezuela Median Age

28


Total

27.3


Male

28.7


Female

Venezuela Population by Age

There are 21,457,846 adults in Venezuela.

Census Years

Year Date
201130 November 2011
200130 October 2001
199020 October 1990

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude8-66
Currencies UsedVenezuela Bolívar
DemonymVenezuelan

Countries Bordering Venezuela

Brazil
Colombia
Guyana

Venezuela Population Density

Venezuela Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Caracas3,000,000
Maracaibo2,225,000
Maracay1,754,256
Valencia1,385,083
Barquisimeto809,490
Ciudad Guayana746,535
Barcelona424,795
Maturin410,972
Puerto La Cruz370,000
Petare364,684
Barinas353,442
Turmero344,700
Ciudad Bolivar338,000
Merida300,000
Alto Barinas284,289
Santa Teresa278,890
Cumana257,783
San Cristobal246,583
Baruta244,216
Mucumpiz215,259

Venezuela Population Clock

The population of Venezuela (as of 6/18/2018)?32,367,961
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)32,381,221
Births Per Day1,637
Deaths Per Day499
Net Migrations Per Day -33
Net Change Per Day 1,105
Population Change Since January 1st186,745

Venezuela Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 18.591 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.671 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.376 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.83 years
Male Life Expectancy 70.87 years
Female Life Expectancy 79.01 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.283 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.091 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 12.19 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 14.087 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.384 years
Rate of Natural Increase 12.92

Venezuela Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201832,381,22149.72%50.28%35.33431.26%
201731,977,06549.74%50.26%34.89431.30%
201631,568,17949.76%50.24%34.45431.33%
201531,155,13449.79%50.21%34.00431.42%
201029,028,03349.92%50.08%31.67411.62%
200526,784,16150.06%49.94%29.23411.81%
200024,488,34050.20%49.80%26.72401.99%
199522,188,66750.32%49.68%24.21412.24%
199019,861,95650.39%49.61%21.67432.55%
198517,508,05950.45%49.55%19.10422.67%
198015,343,91650.55%49.45%16.74422.81%
197513,360,98750.65%49.35%14.58462.89%
197011,587,76150.77%49.23%12.64463.36%
19659,824,69250.87%49.13%10.72483.82%
19608,146,84750.96%49.04%8.89543.81%
19556,758,37351.03%48.97%7.37604.28%
19505,481,97850.93%49.07%5.98640.00%

Venezuela Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202033,172,39249.67%50.33%36.20440.00%
202535,040,20649.56%50.44%38.23461.10%
203036,749,90449.46%50.54%40.10470.96%
203538,265,56149.38%50.62%41.75490.81%
204039,578,76249.30%50.70%43.19500.68%
204540,685,81449.24%50.76%44.40500.55%
205041,584,98849.19%50.81%45.38530.44%
205542,290,39749.18%50.82%46.15540.34%
206042,812,90849.20%50.80%46.72530.25%
206543,165,37949.24%50.76%47.10550.16%
207043,356,57649.29%50.71%47.31550.09%
207543,387,09749.34%50.66%47.34550.01%
208043,262,81849.39%50.61%47.2155-0.06%
208543,004,03449.44%50.56%46.9255-0.12%
209042,633,77849.48%50.52%46.5255-0.17%
209542,173,76249.52%50.48%46.0257-0.22%
Data Sources
  1. Oficin Central de Estadístic e Informátic (OCEI)
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1950, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1990, 2001 and 2011 censuses, with official estimates through 2016, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer