Population of Cities in Mexico (2021)

As the world's 14th largest country by area, it's no surprise that Mexico also has the population to match, boasting one of the largest populations in the world. Mexico's cities are spread among its 31 states and one federal district. The largest city, Mexico City, contributes over 12 million people to the country's total population. In addition to Mexico City, there are also 11 other cities that have populations that exceed one million. Over 100 cities have populations that exceed 100,000, while an additional 674 cities have populations that fall between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.

Mexico is one of the fastest developing countries in the world, and that is evidenced not only by its most populous cities but also by the overall declines in rural populations that have been recorded over the years. In the 1960s, almost half of the Mexican population lived in rural areas. However, in 2015, this number shrunk to just 21%, showing that many of Mexico's native residents, in addition to immigrants coming to the country from Central America, Latin America and other reions of the world, are heading toward the developed cities for employment and educational opportunities not found in the more remote areas of the country. The population increases in many of Mexico's already crowded cities has been cause for concern as continued growth could lead to a strain on the country's resources and infrastructure.

Mexico has 12 cities with more than a million people, 122 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 820 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Mexico is Mexico City, with a population of 12,294,193 people.

Name 2021 Population
Mexico City12,294,193
Iztapalapa1,815,786
Ecatepec de Morelos1,655,015
Guadalajara1,495,182
Puebla1,434,062
Juarez1,321,004
Tijuana1,300,983
Leon de los Aldama1,238,962
Gustavo Adolfo Madero1,185,772
Zapopan1,142,483
Monterrey1,135,512
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl1,104,585
Chihuahua809,232
Naucalpan de Juarez792,211
Merida777,615
Alvaro Obregon726,664
San Luis Potosi722,772
Aguascalientes722,250
Hermosillo715,061
Saltillo709,671
Mexicali689,775
Culiacan675,773
Guadalupe673,616
Acapulco de Juarez673,479
Tlalnepantla653,410
Cancun628,306
Santiago de Queretaro626,495
Coyoacan620,416
Santa Maria Chimalhuacan612,383
Torreon608,836
Morelia597,511
Reynosa589,466
Tlaquepaque575,942
Tlalpan574,577
Tuxtla537,102
Cuauhtemoc531,831
Victoria de Durango518,709
Toluca489,333
Ciudad Lopez Mateos489,160
Cuautitlan Izcalli484,573
Ciudad Apodaca467,157
Heroica Matamoros449,815
San Nicolas de los Garza443,273
Venustiano Carranza430,978
Veracruz428,323
Xalapa de Enriquez424,755
Azcapotzalco414,711
Tonala408,759
Xochimilco407,885
Benito Juarez385,439
Iztacalco384,326
Mazatlan381,583
Irapuato380,941
Nuevo Laredo373,725
Miguel Hidalgo372,889
Xico356,352
Benito Juarez355,017
Villahermosa353,577
Ciudad General Escobedo352,444
Celaya340,387
Cuernavaca338,650
Tepic332,863
Ixtapaluca322,271
Tampico309,003
Ciudad Victoria305,155
Tlahuac305,076
Ciudad Obregon298,625
Nicolas Romero281,799
Ensenada279,765
Coacalco277,959
Santa Catarina268,347
Uruapan264,439
Gomez Palacio257,352
Los Mochis256,613
Pachuca de Soto256,584
Oaxaca255,029
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez255,015
Colonia del Valle250,000
Tehuacan248,716
Ojo de Agua242,272
Magdalena Contreras238,431
Coatzacoalcos235,983
Campeche220,389
Monclova215,271
La Paz215,178
Nogales212,533
Buenavista206,081
Puerto Vallarta203,342
Tapachula202,672
Ciudad Madero197,216
Chilpancingo187,251
Poza Rica de Hidalgo185,242
Chicoloapan172,919
Ciudad del Carmen169,466
Chalco168,720
Jiutepec162,427
Delegacion Cuajimalpa de Morelos160,491
Salamanca160,169
San Luis Rio Colorado158,089
San Cristobal de las Casas158,027
San Pablo de las Salinas156,191
Cuautla154,358
Ciudad Benito Juarez151,893
Chetumal151,243
Piedras Negras150,178
Playa del Carmen149,923
Zamora141,627
Cordoba140,896
San Juan del Rio138,878
Colima137,383
Ciudad Acuna134,233
Manzanillo130,035
Zacatecas129,011
Huixquilucan124,846
Ciudad Valles124,644
Guadalupe124,623
San Pedro Garza Garcia122,627
San Pedro Garza Garcia122,009
Fresnillo120,944
Orizaba120,844
Miramar118,614
Iguala de la Independencia118,468
Ciudad Delicias118,071
Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez117,600
Cuauhtemoc114,007
Navojoa113,836
Heroica Guaymas113,082
Minatitlan112,046
Cuautitlan108,449
Texcoco de Mora105,165
Parral104,836
Tepexpan102,667
Tulancingo102,406
Tuxtepec101,810
Colonia Lindavista100,000
Apatzingan99,010
Lagos de Moreno98,206
Temixco97,788
Ciudad Guzman97,750
Comitan97,537
Ciudad Rio Bravo95,647
Garcia93,641
Tepatitlan de Morelos91,959
Cardenas91,558
Cholula87,897
Hacienda Santa Fe86,935
Atlixco86,690
Tecoman85,689
Los Reyes Acaquilpan85,359
Ciudad Mante84,787
Tuxpam de Rodriguez Cano84,750
Tlaxcala84,670
Heroica Zitacuaro84,307
Ocotlan83,769
La Piedad83,323
Ciudad Lerdo79,669
Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas79,200
Matehuala77,328
Agua Prieta77,254
Kanasin77,240
Cozumel77,236
Amozoc de Mota77,106
Salina Cruz76,596
San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida75,518
Juchitan de Zaragoza74,825
Silao74,242
Fuentes del Valle74,087
Guanajuato72,237
El Pueblito71,254
Guasave71,196
San Francisco del Rincon71,139
San Miguel de Allende69,811
San Jose del Cabo69,788
Frontera69,462
Cabo San Lucas68,463
Cadereyta Jimenez68,111
Valle de Santiago68,058
Cadereyta67,994
San Mateo Atenco67,890
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo67,408
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan67,086
Ramos Arizpe66,554
Tultepec65,338
Rosarito65,278
Tecate64,764
Sahuayo de Morelos64,431
Guamuchil63,743
Linares63,104
Tesistan62,397
San Andres Tuxtla61,769
Cortazar61,658
San Salvador Tizatlalli61,367
Ciudad Hidalgo60,542
Martinez de la Torre60,074
Villa Vicente Guerrero60,001
Colonia Nativitas60,000
Heroica Caborca59,922
Altamira59,536
Dolores Hidalgo Cuna de la Independencia Naci59,240
Teziutlan58,699
Acambaro57,972
Jacona de Plancarte56,934
Puerto Penasco56,756
Huauchinango56,206
Nuevo Casas Grandes55,553
Patzcuaro55,298
Sabinas54,905
San Bernardino Tlaxcalancingo54,517
Zinacantepec54,220
Jardines de la Silla (Jardines)53,742
Santiago Teyahualco53,684
Coatepec53,621
Papantla de Olarte53,546
Rioverde53,128
Ciudad de Huajuapan de Leon53,043
Zacapu52,806
Matamoros52,233
Taxco de Alarcon52,217
Arandas52,175
Huamantla51,996
Uriangato51,382
Teoloyucan51,255
Acayucan50,934
Zumpango50,742
Zacapu50,112
Polanco50,000
San Luis de la Paz49,914
Apizaco49,506
Emiliano Zapata49,193
Valladolid48,973
Valle Hermoso48,918
San Pedro48,746
San Juan de los Lagos48,684
Colonia del Sol48,032
Santa Ana Chiautempan48,030
Tierra Blanca47,824
Tlapa de Comonfort46,975
Tizimin46,971
Autlan de Navarro45,382
Mazatlan45,108
Chiapa de Corzo45,077
San Buenaventura44,761
Purisima de Bustos43,512
Tizayuca43,250
Moroleon43,200
Jerez de Garcia Salinas43,064
Jesus Maria43,012
Palenque42,947
Izucar de Matamoros42,936
Yautepec42,731
Las Choapas42,693
Empalme42,516
Cintalapa de Figueroa42,467
Juventino Rosas42,264
Santo Domingo Tehuantepec42,082
Ocosingo41,878
Comalcalco41,458
San Pedro41,165
Ciudad Constitucion40,935
Panuco40,754
Rio Blanco40,611
Camargo40,221
Penjamo40,070
Huejutla de Reyes40,015
San Andres Cholula39,964
Xicotepec de Juarez39,803
Uman39,611
Los Reyes de Salgado39,209
Ocozocoautla de Espinosa39,180
Esperanza38,969
Melchor Ocampo38,599
Zacatelco38,466
Nueva Rosita38,158
Tepotzotlan38,119
Guacamayas37,980
Perote37,516
Progreso37,369
Villaflores37,237
Salvatierra37,203
Santa Teresa36,845
Santiago36,840
San Jeronimo Cuatro Vientos36,778
Ameca36,156
Agua Dulce36,079
Xalisco35,702
Coyotepec35,677
Ciudad Mendoza35,641
Tala35,396
San Martin Azcatepec35,390
Tlapacoyan35,338
Tonala35,322
La Barca35,219
San Pablo Autopan35,141
Ciudad Melchor Muzquiz35,060
Ixmiquilpan34,814
Fraccionamiento Real Palmas34,636
San Miguel Topilejo34,603
Maravatio de Ocampo34,381
Jose Mariano Jimenez34,281
Porticos de San Antonio34,234
Tepeji del Rio de Ocampo34,151
Coatzintla34,036
Parras de la Fuente33,817
San Isidro33,737
Zacatlan33,736
Calpulalpan33,263
Ciudad Sabinas Hidalgo33,068
Rio Grande32,944
Ticul32,796
Jaltipan de Morelos32,778
Victor Rosales32,721
Tenosique32,579
Nueva Italia de Ruiz32,467
Zapotlanejo32,376
Macuspana32,225
Centro Familiar la Soledad32,159
Huixtla32,033
Ciudad Fernandez32,006
Amecameca31,687
Cananea31,560
Loma Bonita31,485
Huatusco31,305
San Jose Guadalupe Otzacatipan31,299
Chilapa de Alvarez31,157
Jimenez31,054
Champoton30,881
Miguel Aleman (La Doce)30,869
Escuinapa30,790
Tantoyuca30,587
Cosamaloapan30,577
Puruandiro30,571
Huatabampo30,475
Nicolas R Casillas30,424
Tlajomulco de Zuniga30,273
Tequisquiapan29,799
San Miguel Ajusco29,781
Coyula29,674
Pinotepa Nacional29,604
Escarcega29,477
Marfil29,375
Santa Isabel29,311
Actopan29,223
Tequila29,203
San Fernando29,171
Navolato29,153
Ixtapa29,036
Tecamachalco28,679
Pabellon de Arteaga28,633
Tula de Allende28,577
Ciudad Sahagun28,556
San Felipe28,452
Metepec28,205
San Sebastian el Grande28,138
Nuevo Mexico28,135
Berriozabal28,128
Ajalpan28,031
Tultitlan de Mariano Escobedo28,017
Apaseo el Alto27,991
Rincon de Romos27,988
San Francisco Acuautla27,960
Sanctorum27,936
Catemaco27,615
Contla27,610
Leyva Solano27,536
Tuxpan27,523
Tepeaca27,449
Abasolo27,389
Huimanguillo27,344
Moyotzingo27,137
Villagran27,079
Atotonilco el Alto26,874
Rancho La Gloria26,860
Misantla26,827
Sayula26,789
Apan26,642
Francisco I. Madero26,632
Magdalena de Kino26,605
Teapa26,548
Las Pintitas26,500
Rio de Teapa26,500
Magdalena Atlicpac26,429
Isla26,287
San Jeronimo Chicahualco26,281
Reforma26,257
Ixtaczoquitlan26,187
Apaseo el Grande26,121
Santiago Papasquiaro26,121
Ciudad de Allende26,065
Ocoyoacac26,015
Puerto Escondido25,902
Acatzingo25,811
Tecax25,751
Felipe Carrillo Puerto25,744
Valente Diaz25,700
Huejotzingo25,684
Tacambaro de Codallos25,665
Tejupilco de Hidalgo25,631
Valle de Bravo25,554
Mixquiahuala de Juarez25,510
Ixtepec25,381

Population of All Cities in Mexico

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