Cali Population 2022

2,836,747
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Santiago de Cali, or just Cali as it is typically known, is located in the country of Colombia. It is the most populated city in the southwestern region of Colombia, boasting a population of over 2.3 million, making Cali the third most populous in the country.

City Size and Population Density

The city spans 560.3 square kilometers, which when calculated with the estimated population makes the population density approximately 10,000 people per square mile.

Demographics

Colombia officially acknowledges three ethnic minority groups: the Afro-Colombian, indigenous, and Romani populations.

Spanish, Amerindian, Creole, and Romani languages are all in use in Columbia with Spanish being the primary language.

In terms of religion, Catholicism and Protestants are at a combined total of 87% of the population. Atheists come in at 11%, and no religion comes in around 2%.

Population Growth

Because Cali is landlocked, it did not initially grow as quickly as other cities in Colombia. However, beginning in the 1950s, the city started seeing significant growth which continued throughout the years until it reached its current spot as the third most populous in Colombia, falling only behind Medellin and Bogota. The city has a long history dating back to its founding during the 1500s. It is known as a center for sports, and it has one of the fastest-growing economies in Colombia. For these reasons, the population of this thriving city is only expected to continue to grow.

The population in 1810 was approximately 6,385, near the time that the city had declared independence from Spanish rule. By 1938 the population of Cali had grown to 88,366. In 1951 that population had jumped up again to over 284,000. By 1973 the population was over 800,000 and again increased by 1985 to over 1.36 million. In 2005, the population had reached over 2 million residents, and it continues to grow.

Year Population
20353,139,671
20343,121,430
20333,102,252
20323,082,148
20313,061,137
20303,039,246
20293,016,367
20282,992,589
20272,967,998
20262,942,691
20252,916,792
20242,890,433
20232,863,730
20222,836,747
20212,809,508
20202,781,980
20192,754,078
20182,725,931
20172,674,143
20162,623,339
20152,573,365
20142,524,409
20132,476,384
20122,429,338
20112,383,059
20102,337,724
20092,293,251
20082,249,684
20072,206,827
20062,164,844
20052,123,660
20042,083,315
20032,043,628
20022,004,750
20011,966,611
20001,929,250
19991,892,498
19981,856,495
19971,821,177
19961,786,578
19951,752,544
19941,719,203
19931,682,421
19921,637,850
19911,594,342
19901,552,046
19891,510,873
19881,470,846
19871,431,774
19861,393,791
19851,357,185
19841,322,464
19831,288,539
19821,255,529
19811,223,365
19801,192,067
19791,161,487
19781,131,732
19771,102,739
19761,074,528
19751,046,963
19741,020,142
1973986,676
1972939,134
1971893,761
1970850,638
1969809,596
1968770,586
1967733,356
1966697,973
1965664,296
1964631,746
1963587,874
1962547,103
1961509,160
1960473,895
1959440,986
1958410,402
1957381,939
1956355,486
1955330,799
1954307,857
1953286,506
1952266,663
1951248,144
1950230,935

Cali Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20353,139,6710.58%18,241
20343,121,4300.62%19,178
20333,102,2520.65%20,104
20323,082,1480.69%21,011
20313,061,1370.72%21,891
20303,039,2460.76%22,879
20293,016,3670.79%23,778
20282,992,5890.83%24,591
20272,967,9980.86%25,307
20262,942,6910.89%25,899
20252,916,7920.91%26,359
20242,890,4330.93%26,703
20232,863,7300.95%26,983
20222,836,7470.97%27,239
20212,809,5080.99%27,528
20202,781,9801.01%27,902
20192,754,0781.03%28,147
20182,725,9311.94%51,788
20172,674,1431.94%50,804
20162,623,3391.94%49,974
20152,573,3651.94%48,956
20142,524,4091.94%48,025
20132,476,3841.94%47,046
20122,429,3381.94%46,279
20112,383,0591.94%45,335
20102,337,7241.94%44,473
20092,293,2511.94%43,567
20082,249,6841.94%42,857
20072,206,8271.94%41,983
20062,164,8441.94%41,184
20052,123,6601.94%40,345
20042,083,3151.94%39,687
20032,043,6281.94%38,878
20022,004,7501.94%38,139
20011,966,6111.94%37,361
20001,929,2501.94%36,752
19991,892,4981.94%36,003
19981,856,4951.94%35,318
19971,821,1771.94%34,599
19961,786,5781.94%34,034
19951,752,5441.94%33,341
19941,719,2032.19%36,782
19931,682,4212.72%44,571
19921,637,8502.73%43,508
19911,594,3422.73%42,296
19901,552,0462.73%41,173
19891,510,8732.72%40,027
19881,470,8462.73%39,072
19871,431,7742.73%37,983
19861,393,7912.70%36,606
19851,357,1852.63%34,721
19841,322,4642.63%33,925
19831,288,5392.63%33,010
19821,255,5292.63%32,164
19811,223,3652.63%31,298
19801,192,0672.63%30,580
19791,161,4872.63%29,755
19781,131,7322.63%28,993
19771,102,7392.63%28,211
19761,074,5282.63%27,565
19751,046,9632.63%26,821
19741,020,1423.39%33,466
1973986,6765.06%47,542
1972939,1345.08%45,373
1971893,7615.07%43,123
1970850,6385.07%41,042
1969809,5965.06%39,010
1968770,5865.08%37,230
1967733,3565.07%35,383
1966697,9735.07%33,677
1965664,2965.15%32,550
1964631,7467.46%43,872
1963587,8747.45%40,771
1962547,1037.45%37,943
1961509,1607.44%35,265
1960473,8957.46%32,909
1959440,9867.45%30,584
1958410,4027.45%28,463
1957381,9397.44%26,453
1956355,4867.46%24,687
1955330,7997.45%22,942
1954307,8577.45%21,351
1953286,5067.44%19,843
1952266,6637.46%18,519
1951248,1447.45%17,209
1950230,9350.00%

Cali 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%

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