Caracas Population 2021

2,945,858
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Caracas's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,945,858. In 1950, the population of Caracas was 693,867. Caracas has grown by 6,866 since 2015, which represents a 0.23% 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 Caracas, which typically includes Caracas's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Santiago de Leon de Caracas – or just Caracas as it is known around the globe – is a city that is located in Venezuela. It is not only the capital city but is also the largest by population. The city has a population of 1,943,901 people per the city’s last Census. The metro area has a million more inhabitants, with a total population of 2.9 million.

City Size and Population Density

The city covers a total area of 300 square miles, giving it a density of almost 11,000 residents per square mile.

Demographics of Caracas

Most of the population of Caracas is mixed race, primarily from European, African and Indigenous ancestry. The 20th century brought an influx of immigrants from all over Eurasia, including people of German, Portuguese, Chinese and Italian descent, to name a few. There is also a growing community of Afro-Venezuelans residing in Caracas. The city has attracted immigrants through its role as a cultural center, as well as its employment opportunities, particularly in the service industry.

However, there is a dark side to Caracas. It has been named one of the most dangerous cities in the entire world and has one of the highest murder rates. Many of the city’s violent crimes – as much as 98% to be exact – go unresolved, and the US has even issued travel warnings for traveling to this city.

Population Growth

Despite this, however, the city has experienced rapid population growth, which is only expected to continue in the coming years.

Caracas Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20353,318,1760.92%30,091
20343,288,0850.94%30,554
20333,257,5310.96%30,981
20323,226,5500.98%31,331
20313,195,2191.00%31,578
20303,163,6411.01%31,598
20293,132,0431.01%31,253
20283,100,7900.99%30,367
20273,070,4230.95%28,818
20263,041,6050.88%26,494
20253,015,1110.78%23,384
20242,991,7270.66%19,582
20232,972,1450.52%15,332
20222,956,8130.37%10,955
20212,945,8580.23%6,866
20202,938,9920.12%3,491
20192,935,5010.03%941
20182,934,5600.17%4,851
20172,929,7090.17%4,843
20162,924,8660.17%4,848
20152,920,0180.17%4,833
20142,915,1850.17%4,826
20132,910,3590.17%4,810
20122,905,5490.15%4,257
20112,901,2920.09%2,537
20102,898,7550.09%2,534
20092,896,2210.09%2,529
20082,893,6920.09%2,534
20072,891,1580.09%2,528
20062,888,6300.09%2,525
20052,886,1050.09%2,520
20042,883,5850.09%2,525
20032,881,0600.09%2,519
20022,878,5410.17%4,907
20012,873,6340.34%9,690
20002,863,9440.34%9,684
19992,854,2600.34%9,638
19982,844,6220.34%9,605
19972,835,0170.34%9,560
19962,825,4570.34%9,554
19952,815,9030.34%9,508
19942,806,3950.34%9,477
19932,796,9180.34%9,431
19922,787,4870.34%9,425
19912,778,0620.40%11,096
19902,766,9660.54%14,904
19892,752,0620.54%14,804
19882,737,2580.54%14,765
19872,722,4930.54%14,665
19862,707,8280.54%14,585
19852,693,2430.54%14,488
19842,678,7550.54%14,449
19832,664,3060.54%14,352
19822,649,9540.96%25,178
19812,624,7761.92%49,418
19802,575,3581.92%48,621
19792,526,7371.92%47,637
19782,479,1001.92%46,739
19772,432,3611.92%45,796
19762,386,5651.92%45,056
19752,341,5091.92%44,145
19742,297,3641.92%43,313
19732,254,0511.92%42,439
19722,211,6122.78%59,731
19712,151,8814.45%91,647
19702,060,2344.45%87,744
19691,972,4904.44%83,893
19681,888,5974.45%80,542
19671,808,0554.45%77,004
19661,731,0514.45%73,724
19651,657,3274.44%70,489
19641,586,8384.45%67,674
19631,519,1644.45%64,700
19621,454,4644.45%61,944
19611,392,5205.85%76,989
19601,315,5316.61%81,619
19591,233,9126.61%76,454
19581,157,4586.61%71,716
19571,085,7426.60%67,183
19561,018,5596.61%63,194
1955955,3656.61%59,194
1954896,1716.61%55,527
1953840,6446.60%52,017
1952788,6276.61%48,928
1951739,6996.61%45,832
1950693,8670.00%

Caracas Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2021 Growth
Caracas2,945,8580.23%
Maracaibo2,296,1181.69%
Valencia1,934,8911.29%
Barquisimeto1,227,4441.08%
Maracay1,216,2881.09%
Ciudad Guayana933,9681.77%
Barcelona Puerto La Cruz804,4881.37%
Maturin717,7883.32%
Cabimas588,3481.75%
San Cristobal476,1941.09%
Guarenas Guatire461,6382.24%
Ciudad Bolivar407,5691.27%
Cumana399,4421.63%
Barinas389,1502.28%
Merida347,5131.07%
Acarigua Aruare344,4891.62%

Other Cities in Venezuela

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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