Bogota Population 2022

11,344,312
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Bogota, the most populous city in Colombia, is also the largest city in Colombia. This populous area is located in South America and has an estimated population between eight and eleven million people as of 2014. This number varies depending on whether you are referring to the Capital District or the entire Metro area. In addition to being the largest city in Colombia, it is one of the 30 largest cities in the world.

The city of Bogota, Colombia has an estimated 2018 population of around 8 million people in the Capital District and about 11 million people in the metro area. The 2005 census put the population density for the city at approximately 4,310 people per square kilometer. The rural area of the capital district only has about 15,810 inhabitants.

Districts in Bogota

Twenty districts form the neighborhoods of Bogota. Higher financial districts are located in the north and northeast, while lower economic neighborhoods are found in the south and southeast. The central, western and some northern districts are where the middle class resides. The center of the city is laid out in traditional Spanish style settlements that are centered on a square or plaza. As you get farther away from the center of the city, the neighborhoods become more modern.

Bogota Demographics

The majority of the population of Bogota is European or of European-mixed descent. The people of mixed descent are those of Mestizo origin. This means they are of European, mostly Spanish, and indigenous descent. There is a small minority of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous people as well.

Historically, Bogota’s main religion was Roman Catholic, and the city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bogota. Currently, a large portion of the population has declared they are non-practicing.

There are 106 higher education institutions located in Bogota that also contribute inhabitants to the population.

An interesting side note about the population of Bogota is the number of residents that are victims of crime. Bogota was considered at one time to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world, with a murder rate of 81 people per 100,000. The number has dwindled to around 16 people per 100,000 in the last couple of years.

Bogota Population Growth

Bogota was originally a settlement of indigenous people. The original indigenous people migrated to the area from Mesoamerica. The Spanish colonized it in 1553, and the population multiplied to 18,161 inhabitants in the 1789 census. The population of Bogota has proliferated since the 1800s.

Since 1800, the city has grown from around twenty-two thousand people to eight million. Part of this growth in population was due to the Catholic Church creating the diocese in Bogota. Another big factor in the growth of the city was immigration from the eastern highlands. Many displaced people have settled in Bogota. Growth was very high between 1800 and 2000 -maintaining growth rates of at least 9% with peak rates reaching nearly 200% over the years. After two hundred years - it started to slow. The city is still growing, though at a rate of between 2 and 9% per year.

Year Population
1950630,315
1951675,977
1952725,016
1953777,464
1954833,785
1955894,187
1956959,056
19571,028,434
19581,102,936
19591,182,835
19601,268,645
19611,360,418
19621,458,970
19631,564,662
19641,678,171
19651,779,758
19661,886,814
19672,000,310
19682,120,803
19692,248,192
19702,383,425
19712,526,793
19722,679,000
19732,839,919
19742,951,861
19753,040,465
19763,131,856
19773,225,731
19783,322,555
19793,422,286
19803,525,154
19813,630,818
19823,739,801
19833,852,056
19843,967,842
19854,086,775
19864,209,764
19874,336,588
19884,467,415
19894,601,813
19904,740,448
19914,883,259
19925,030,578
19935,181,918
19945,333,776
19955,488,071
19965,647,051
19975,810,180
19985,978,256
19996,151,194
20006,329,384
20016,512,224
20026,700,608
20036,894,443
20047,094,163
20057,299,095
20067,510,243
20077,727,498
20087,951,351
20098,181,045
20108,417,705
20118,661,212
20128,912,112
20139,169,561
20149,434,817
20159,707,746
20169,988,963
201710,277,518
201810,574,409
201910,779,376
202010,978,360
202111,167,392
202211,344,312
202311,507,960
202411,658,211
202511,795,829
202611,922,088
202712,038,528
202812,146,699
202912,247,969
203012,343,364
203112,433,475
203212,519,350
203312,601,227
203412,679,202
203512,753,324

Bogota Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950630,3150.00%
1951675,9777.24%45,662
1952725,0167.25%49,039
1953777,4647.23%52,448
1954833,7857.24%56,321
1955894,1877.24%60,402
1956959,0567.25%64,869
19571,028,4347.23%69,378
19581,102,9367.24%74,502
19591,182,8357.24%79,899
19601,268,6457.25%85,810
19611,360,4187.23%91,773
19621,458,9707.24%98,552
19631,564,6627.24%105,692
19641,678,1717.25%113,509
19651,779,7586.05%101,587
19661,886,8146.02%107,056
19672,000,3106.02%113,496
19682,120,8036.02%120,493
19692,248,1926.01%127,389
19702,383,4256.02%135,233
19712,526,7936.02%143,368
19722,679,0006.02%152,207
19732,839,9196.01%160,919
19742,951,8613.94%111,942
19753,040,4653.00%88,604
19763,131,8563.01%91,391
19773,225,7313.00%93,875
19783,322,5553.00%96,824
19793,422,2863.00%99,731
19803,525,1543.01%102,868
19813,630,8183.00%105,664
19823,739,8013.00%108,983
19833,852,0563.00%112,255
19843,967,8423.01%115,786
19854,086,7753.00%118,933
19864,209,7643.01%122,989
19874,336,5883.01%126,824
19884,467,4153.02%130,827
19894,601,8133.01%134,398
19904,740,4483.01%138,635
19914,883,2593.01%142,811
19925,030,5783.02%147,319
19935,181,9183.01%151,340
19945,333,7762.93%151,858
19955,488,0712.89%154,295
19965,647,0512.90%158,980
19975,810,1802.89%163,129
19985,978,2562.89%168,076
19996,151,1942.89%172,938
20006,329,3842.90%178,190
20016,512,2242.89%182,840
20026,700,6082.89%188,384
20036,894,4432.89%193,835
20047,094,1632.90%199,720
20057,299,0952.89%204,932
20067,510,2432.89%211,148
20077,727,4982.89%217,255
20087,951,3512.90%223,853
20098,181,0452.89%229,694
20108,417,7052.89%236,660
20118,661,2122.89%243,507
20128,912,1122.90%250,900
20139,169,5612.89%257,449
20149,434,8172.89%265,256
20159,707,7462.89%272,929
20169,988,9632.90%281,217
201710,277,5182.89%288,555
201810,574,4092.89%296,891
201910,779,3761.94%204,967
202010,978,3601.85%198,984
202111,167,3921.72%189,032
202211,344,3121.58%176,920
202311,507,9601.44%163,648
202411,658,2111.31%150,251
202511,795,8291.18%137,618
202611,922,0881.07%126,259
202712,038,5280.98%116,440
202812,146,6990.90%108,171
202912,247,9690.83%101,270
203012,343,3640.78%95,395
203112,433,4750.73%90,111
203212,519,3500.69%85,875
203312,601,2270.65%81,877
203412,679,2020.62%77,975
203512,753,3240.58%74,122

Bogota Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Bogota11,344,3121.58%
Medellin4,067,7580.84%
Cali2,836,7470.97%
Barranquilla2,324,6901.11%
Bucaramanga1,365,5801.24%
Cartagena1,079,0040.78%
Cucuta953,3781.05%
Ibague595,3120.78%
Pereira581,5340.23%
Villavicencio562,1901.58%
Valledupar560,9032.39%
Santa Marta540,0281.17%
Buenaventura467,8791.72%
Manizales452,3740.52%
Monteria439,8781.50%
Armenia417,2890.87%
Pasto394,0430.73%
Neiva361,4000.61%

Other Cities in Colombia

  1. Council of Bogota - Information on the city of Bogota

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