Cancun Population 2020

943,922

Cancun's 2020 population is now estimated at 943,922. In 1950, the population of Cancun was 5. Cancun has grown by 141,998 since 2015, which represents a 3.31% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Cancun, which typically includes Cancun's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Cancun is a city in Mexico that is located along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The city is located along the Caribbean Sea, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The last official population count was 628,306 even though it was only founded in 1970. The population as of 2017 is estimated to be around 725,000.

City Size and Population Density

The city’s total area is quite large at 1,978.75 square kilometers (764 square miles). This area, in combination with the size of the total population, gives us a population density of approximately 380 people living per square kilometer.

Demographics of Cancun Population

Over 92% of the city’s residents speak Spanish, while a small percentage use regional dialects. English is also commonly spoken since there are so many American tourists who travel to Cancun.

Eighty-nine percent of residents are Catholic, while the remaining residents are Protestant or follow another religion.

The 1921 census was the last time the Mexican government conducted a tally that included a comprehensive racial classification.

Population Growth in Cancun

The city of Cancun has seen extensive growth throughout the years. In 1990, the population exceeded 160,000. Just five years later, this jumped by over 77% as the city had almost 300,000 residents. In 2000, the population grew significantly again as the city grew closer to the 400,000-resident milestone. In 2005, the city had a population of over half a million. Between 2005 and 2010, the population growth slowed a bit but still rose by nearly 20%. Based on the city’s history of population growth and its thriving tourism industry, it is safe to assume that Cancun will continue to attract new residents well into the future.

Cancun Population 2020

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20351,206,7801.07%62,517
20301,144,2631.44%78,868
20251,065,3952.45%121,473
2020943,9223.31%141,998
2015801,9243.37%122,633
2010679,2914.47%133,394
2005545,8974.49%107,572
2000438,3258.43%145,899
1995292,4268.76%100,237
1990192,18918.69%110,584
198581,60519.34%47,895
198033,71074.31%31,615
19752,09575.18%1,968
197012720.98%78
19654917.37%27
19602214.87%11
19551117.08%6
195050.00%
Name Population 2020 Growth
Mexico City21,782,3780.51%
Guadalajara5,179,4791.55%
Monterrey4,874,0951.69%
Puebla3,194,8481.57%
Toluca De Lerdo2,467,2412.34%
Tijuana2,140,3981.96%
Leon De Los Aldamas1,825,0801.28%
La Laguna1,614,8543.98%
Ciudad Juarez1,519,2141.33%
Queretaro1,339,1031.95%
San Luis Potosi1,216,5641.56%
Mexicali1,120,8721.77%
Aguascalientes1,106,4531.69%
Cuernavaca1,075,0221.50%
Chihuahua1,054,7662.07%
Tampico1,001,2781.53%
Saltillo983,7841.76%
Acapulco De Juarez979,3811.28%
Morelia948,7931.36%
Cancun943,9223.15%
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations