Tijuana Population 2018

Tijuana is a city that is located in the Baja California state of Mexico. It is the westernmost city in Mexico. Tijuana is designated as a global city and has become a leader in the nation in economics, culture, politics, education and industry. The city is one of the fastest-growing in the country. It has a population of 1,696,923. The city’s area is 246 square miles, and the population density is 6,900 residents per square mile. Tijuana is the 6th largest city in Mexico by population.

Tijuana has a very diverse population. Many people from all over Mexico now call Tijuana home. The city also has foreign residents with origins from all around the world. Tijuana has one of the largest populations of Asians in the country. There are also many US citizens coming to Tijuana, particularly those from Southern California. This is because residents are able to continue working in Southern California while avoiding the high cost of living. A large number of Latin Americans also reside in this city. Looking back over the last few decades shows that Tijuana has experienced steady growth. The population hit the one million milestone between 1995 and 2000 and has continued to grow at double-digit rates. The city is one of the fastest-growing in all of Mexico, with population growth of about 80,000 residents per year.

Tijuana Population in 2018Source: By miguemike (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Tijuana Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20302,502,0006.02%142,000
20252,360,0007.52%165,000
20202,195,0003.68%78,000
20182,117,0006.54%130,000
20151,987,00013.22%232,000
20101,755,00013.37%207,000
20051,548,00013.41%183,000
20001,365,00029.02%307,000
19951,058,00030.30%246,000
1990812,00036.01%215,000
1985597,00036.61%160,000
1980437,00023.10%82,000
1975355,00022.84%66,000
1970289,00036.32%77,000
1965212,00037.66%58,000
1960154,00060.42%58,000
195596,00060.00%36,000
195060,0000.00%0
Tijuana Population Growth

Tijuana's 2018 population is now estimated at 2,117,000. In 1950, the population of Tijuana was 60,000. Tijuana has grown by 130,000 in the last year, which represents a 6.54% change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Tijuana, which typically includes Tijuana's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Data Sources
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations