Caracas Population 2020

2,938,992

Caracas's 2020 population is now estimated at 2,938,992. In 1950, the population of Caracas was 693,867. Caracas has grown by 18,974 since 2015, which represents a 0.13% 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 2020

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20353,318,1760.96%154,535
20303,163,6410.97%148,530
20253,015,1110.51%76,119
20202,938,9920.13%18,974
20152,920,0180.15%21,263
20102,898,7550.09%12,650
20052,886,1050.15%22,161
20002,863,9440.34%48,041
19952,815,9030.35%48,937
19902,766,9660.54%73,723
19852,693,2430.90%117,885
19802,575,3581.92%233,849
19752,341,5092.59%281,275
19702,060,2344.45%402,907
19651,657,3274.73%341,796
19601,315,5316.61%360,166
1955955,3656.61%261,498
1950693,8670.00%
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations