Venezuela Population 2017

32,003,975

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 2017 population of 31.98 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 2017 it is 31.98 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.

Venezuela Population in 2018Source: 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
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
Cabimas200,818
Coro195,227
Guatire191,903
Cua182,558
Guarenas181,612
Puerto Cabello174,000
Ocumare del Tuy166,072
Guacara151,752
El Tigre150,999
El Limon148,247
Acarigua143,704
Los Teques140,617
Punto Fijo131,784
Charallave129,182
Palo Negro128,875
Cagua119,033
Anaco117,596
Calabozo117,132
Guanare112,286
Carupano112,082
Ejido106,915
Catia La Mar106,822
Mariara105,486
Carora93,788
Valera93,756
Yaritagua89,662
Valle de La Pascua89,080
San Juan de los Morros87,739
Porlamar87,120
La Victoria87,045
Tinaquillo82,145
El Cafetal80,029
San Fernando Apure78,779
San Carlos77,192
San Felipe76,766
Villa de Cura76,614
Araure73,054
Guigue71,530
La Villa del Rosario65,011
Chacao64,609
San Antonio de Los Altos63,873
Machiques62,968
San Jose de Guanipa62,128
El Vigia59,092
Caucaguita59,000
Punta Cardon58,926
Los Dos Caminos58,168
El Hatillo57,591
La Dolorita56,846
San Carlos del Zulia56,582
Upata53,685
El Tocuyo53,099
Maiquetia52,564
Caucaguito52,556
Puerto Ayacucho52,526
Rubio51,568
Tucupita51,534
San Mateo50,401
Chivacoa45,904
Moron44,308
Lagunillas44,257
San Joaquin41,630
Quibor41,526
Zaraza41,483
Carrizal40,618
Altagracia de Orituco40,052
Gueiria40,000
Tacarigua39,205
San Juan de Colon38,233
Trujillo38,110
Caraballeda37,824
La Asuncion35,084
Los Rastrojos34,636
Barinitas34,397
Las Tejerias33,320
Cantaura33,040
San Antonio del Tachira32,458
Santa Rita31,810
Guasdualito30,860
Nirgua30,188
Santa Elena de Uairen29,795
Juan Griego28,256
Villa Bruzual27,993
Tariba27,432
La Fria27,077
La Guaira25,259
Tucacas12,500
Chichiriviche12,500

Venezuela Population Clock

What is the population of Venezuela (as of 11/15/2017)?32,003,975
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)31,977,065
Births Per Day327
Deaths Per Day99
Net Migrations Per Day -33
Net Change Per Day 195
Population Change Since January 1st62,205

Venezuela Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 18.687 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.644 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.377 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 74.769 years
Male Life Expectancy 70.807 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.948 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.292 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.09 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 12.269 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 14.172 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.83 years
Rate of Natural Increase 12.885
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.18%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.102%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.126%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.335%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.379%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.047%
Median Age (Total) 28 years
Median Age (Female) 28.7 years
Median Age (Male) 27.3 years

Venezuela Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201731,977,06549.74%50.26%351.31%
201531,155,13449.79%50.21%341.42%
201029,028,03349.92%50.08%321.62%
200526,784,16150.06%49.94%291.81%
200024,488,34050.20%49.80%271.99%
199522,188,66750.32%49.68%242.24%
199019,861,95650.39%49.61%222.55%
198517,508,05950.45%49.55%192.67%
198015,343,91650.55%49.45%172.81%
197513,360,98750.65%49.35%152.89%
197011,587,76150.77%49.23%133.36%
19659,824,69250.87%49.13%113.82%
19608,146,84750.96%49.04%93.81%
19556,758,37351.03%48.97%74.28%
19505,481,97850.93%49.07%60.00%

Venezuela Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202033,172,39249.67%50.33%360.00%
202535,040,20649.56%50.44%381.10%
203036,749,90449.46%50.54%400.96%
203538,265,56149.38%50.62%420.81%
204039,578,76249.30%50.70%430.68%
204540,685,81449.24%50.76%440.55%
205041,584,98849.19%50.81%450.44%
205542,290,39749.18%50.82%460.34%
206042,812,90849.20%50.80%470.25%
206543,165,37949.24%50.76%470.16%
207043,356,57649.29%50.71%470.09%
207543,387,09749.34%50.66%470.01%
208043,262,81849.39%50.61%47-0.06%
208543,004,03449.44%50.56%47-0.12%
209042,633,77849.48%50.52%47-0.17%
209542,173,76249.52%50.48%46-0.22%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer