Argentina Population 2024 (Live)

46,027,799

According to current projections, Argentina’s population will reach 45.2 million people by the end of 2020 and surpass 50 million in 2033. The Argentinian population will reach its peak population of 57.94 million in 2079 and then slowly decline after.

Argentina’s population is growing at a rate of 0.93%. Argentina’s population density is around 15 persons per square kilometer and while this is expected to increase in the coming decades, it is well below the world average of 50 persons per kilometer.

The fertility rate is 2.24 births per woman, just above the population replacement rate of 2.1 births per woman. The birth rate is 16.736 births per 1,000 people, which has significantly decreased over the past few decades.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
2,736,690
The current population of Argentina is 46,027,799 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 46,057,866.

Argentina Growth Rate

Argentina Population Clock

Argentina Population (as of 5/22/2024)46,027,799
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)46,057,866
Births per Day1,707
Deaths per Day946
Migrations per Day10
Net Change per Day771
Population Change Since Jan. 1110,253

Components of Population Change

One birth every 51 seconds
One death every 1.52 minutes
One immigrant every 144 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1.87 minutes

Argentina Population Clock

Argentina Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Buenos Aires13,076,300
Cordoba1,428,214
Rosario1,173,533
Mendoza876,884
San Miguel de Tucuman781,023
La Plata694,167
Mar del Plata553,935
Quilmes518,788
Salta512,686
Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz489,505

The capital and largest city is Buenos Aires, an autonomous city that is the second-largest metro area in South America. Buenos Aires has a population of 3 million, with a metropolitan population of close to 13 million.

92% of Argentina's population live in cities, with the 10 largest metro areas accounting for nearly half of the population.

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202446,057,8660.58%1735205
202345,773,8840.6%1733205
202045,036,0320.65%1631205
201944,745,5200.75%1631204
201844,413,5960.81%1632203
201744,054,6160.89%1632201
201543,257,0651.03%1632200
201041,100,1231.02%1532199
200539,070,5011.06%1431197
200037,070,7741.19%1431195
199534,946,1101.38%1331194
199032,637,6571.51%1230193
198530,287,1121.57%1130192
198028,024,8031.61%1029192
197525,875,5581.65%928190
197023,842,8031.57%928190
196522,053,6611.62%828188
196020,349,7441.7%728188
195518,700,6861.9%728188

Argentina Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202446,057,8660.58%1735205
202546,337,5200.57%1735205
203047,678,5600.57%1735206
203548,912,9580.51%1836206
204050,014,4890.45%1836207
204550,924,7870.36%1938207
205051,621,1750.27%1939207
205552,068,0350.17%1942207
206052,265,7980.08%1942207
206552,245,374-0.01%1942207
207052,028,279-0.08%1942206
207551,614,967-0.16%1946206
208051,036,103-0.22%1949208
208550,309,412-0.29%1851208
209049,463,448-0.34%1849208
209548,536,699-0.38%1849208

Argentina Population by Year (Projections)

Argentina Population Pyramid 2024

Argentina Median Age

32.4

Total

31.1

Male

33.6

Female

Argentina Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Argentina.

Census Years

Year
Date
20202020
201027 October 2010
200118 November 2001
199115 May 1991

Argentina Population Pyramid

Argentina declared its independence from Spain in 1816, and the first national census was taken in 1869. Tt was shown that there were just 1,830,214 people living here. Confirmed figures were only recorded on a sporadic basis from then on and the next available results date from 1895. At this point, it was shown that the population of Argentina had grown by over 100% to a figure of 4,044,911.

Further censuses in the first half of the 20th century were just as erratic in terms of when they were carried out. They were taken in 1914 and 1947, but by 1960 the country had settled into a pattern whereby the surveys were carried out every ten years. The 1960 census showed that numbers had grown to 20,013,793 and Argentina has maintained consistent growth to the present day.

Christianity is by far the dominant religion in Argentina with 76.5% of the population being Roman Catholic and an additional 9% being Protestant. The majority of the remaining population is agnostic, atheist or indifferent.

Argentina is a very diverse country of immigrants. Argentines often call the country a "crisol de razas," or mix of races. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Argentina received more than 6.6 million immigrants, second only to the United States, which helped the country's population double every 20 years.

Most Argentines are descended from several European ethnic groups, with more than 55% having Italian origins. The second-most common ethnic origin is Spanish. About 17% have French origins, and about 8% are descended from German immigrants. Argentina today has a large Arab population, most of whom are from Syria and Lebanon.There are also about 180,000 Asian people, mostly of Chinese and Korean origins. Additionally, the Argentine government estimates there are 750,000 residents without official documents, many of whom immigrated from Paraguay, Peru, and Bolivia.

Argentina has a fairly high proportion of seniors over the age of 65, who account for almost 11% of the population. About 26% of the population is under 15, which is slightly lower than the world average. In 2010, Argentina became the first Latin American country to allow nationwide same-sex marriage.

The official language used in Argentina is Spanish. A variety of additional languages are also commonly used, including Italian, English, German, French, and indigenous dialects.

Argentina Religion, Economy and Politics

The current median age of the population in Argentina is 31.7 years of age, with a total life expectancy of 77.3 years of age. The fertility rate of women is holding steady at approximately 2.25 children born per woman living in Argentina.

Argentina Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
2,780,400
2024 Growth Rate
GDP (IMF '23)
$604.26
GDP (UN '22)
$631.13 Bn

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