Mexico Population 2020 (Live)

128,940,185

Based on current projections, Mexico’s population will peak at the end of 2062 at 157.2 million people. Mexico’s annual population growth rate is about 1.06%.

Mexico’s birth rate is 18.3 births per 1,000 people and its fertility rate is 2.4 children per woman. The birth rate and fertility rates have decreased significantly in recent decades because the marriage rate has fallen and the number of divorces has quadrupled since 1994. The death rate in Mexico is 5.8 deaths per 1,000 people.

Mexico’s population continues to grow at a slow rate and is also aging. The median age as of 2015 is 28 years. By 2055, the median age will be 44 and almost 30% of Mexicans will be over 60, causing the population to decrease after 2062.

Mexico Population Growth

This makes Mexico City the most populous metropolitan town in the Western Hemisphere. Over the years, Mexico has indicated positive population growth. However, over the past few years, the annual population growth has dropped to less than 1%. The country has witnessed a gradual increase in life expectancies. The life expectancy of women is higher than that of men by about 6 years. The fertility rate, noted as the number of children a woman has in her lifetime, has drastically dropped through the years to be at an all-time low for the country.

Females account for 50.7% of the population, while males account for 49.3% of the total population. The country's birth rate for 2016 is 19.02 births/1,000 population. The death rate is 5.24 deaths/1,000 population.

Mexico Population Projections

The rate of growth in Mexico is expected to slow fairly significantly as we progress further into the 21st century. The current annual rate of 1.24% is expected to halve by 2040. Population forecasts expect the population will reach 134 million by 2020, and 148 million by 2030.

The current population of Mexico is 128,940,185, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 128,932,753.

Mexico Growth Rate

Mexico Population 2020 (Live)

Name 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

Mexico Area and Population Density

Mexico covers an area of 1,972,550 square kilometers, making the country’s population density of about 57 people per square kilometer. Its capital city, Federal District, Mexico City, has a population of 21.2 million people with 8.9 million of these people living within the city.

Largest Cities in Mexico

The largest cities and more densely populated areas are Mexico City (12,294,193), Itzapalpa (1,820,888), and Ecatepec (1,806,226). The country consists of 31 states and one federal district.

Mexico Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020128,932,7531.06%66.3310147
2019127,575,5291.10%65.6310146
2018126,190,7881.13%64.9111148
2017124,777,3241.17%64.1911147
2016123,333,3761.21%63.4411146
2015121,858,2581.33%62.6911146
2010114,092,9631.48%58.6911146
2005106,005,2031.40%54.5311146
200098,899,8451.53%50.8811146
199591,663,2851.77%47.1511143
199083,943,1322.01%43.1811142
198575,983,4852.32%39.0912141
198067,761,3722.60%34.8612140
197559,607,9532.97%30.6612142
197051,493,5653.14%26.4914142
196544,123,8533.16%22.7016145
196037,771,8593.15%19.4316147
195532,350,5962.97%16.6416149
195027,944,6690.00%14.3817149

Mexico Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020128,932,7531.06%66.3310147
2025135,284,0670.97%69.5910147
2030140,875,7620.81%72.4711146
2035145,755,0930.68%74.9810148
2040149,759,0390.54%77.0411147
2045152,887,0340.41%78.6511147
2050155,150,8180.29%79.8112149
2055156,549,7920.18%80.5312149
2060157,156,2700.08%80.8413148
2065157,059,119-0.01%80.7913148
2070156,314,487-0.10%80.4113150
2075154,976,408-0.17%79.7213149
2080153,104,205-0.24%78.7613150
2085150,728,185-0.31%77.5415149
2090147,929,908-0.37%76.1015150
2095144,817,905-0.42%74.5016150

Mexico Population by Year (Projections)

Mexico Population Pyramid 2020

Mexico Population by Age

There are 87,417,635 adults in Mexico.

Mexico Population Pyramid

Based on current projections, Mexico’s population will peak at the end of 2062 at 157.2 million people. Mexico’s annual population growth rate is about 1.06%.

Mexico’s birth rate is 18.3 births per 1,000 people and its fertility rate is 2.4 children per woman. The birth rate and fertility rates have decreased significantly in recent decades because the marriage rate has fallen and the number of divorces has quadrupled since 1994. The death rate in Mexico is 5.8 deaths per 1,000 people.

Mexico’s population continues to grow at a slow rate and is also aging. The median age as of 2015 is 28 years. By 2055, the median age will be 44 and almost 30% of Mexicans will be over 60, causing the population to decrease after 2062.

Mexico Population Growth

This makes Mexico City the most populous metropolitan town in the Western Hemisphere. Over the years, Mexico has indicated positive population growth. However, over the past few years, the annual population growth has dropped to less than 1%. The country has witnessed a gradual increase in life expectancies. The life expectancy of women is higher than that of men by about 6 years. The fertility rate, noted as the number of children a woman has in her lifetime, has drastically dropped through the years to be at an all-time low for the country.

Females account for 50.7% of the population, while males account for 49.3% of the total population. The country's birth rate for 2016 is 19.02 births/1,000 population. The death rate is 5.24 deaths/1,000 population.

Mexico Population Projections

The rate of growth in Mexico is expected to slow fairly significantly as we progress further into the 21st century. The current annual rate of 1.24% is expected to halve by 2040. Population forecasts expect the population will reach 134 million by 2020, and 148 million by 2030.

About Mexico

  1. National Statistical Office (INEGI)
  2. National Statistical Office (INEGI)
  3. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 censuses and intercensal enumerations through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer