Caracas Population 2022

2,956,813
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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.

Year Population
1950693,867
1951739,699
1952788,627
1953840,644
1954896,171
1955955,365
19561,018,559
19571,085,742
19581,157,458
19591,233,912
19601,315,531
19611,392,520
19621,454,464
19631,519,164
19641,586,838
19651,657,327
19661,731,051
19671,808,055
19681,888,597
19691,972,490
19702,060,234
19712,151,881
19722,211,612
19732,254,051
19742,297,364
19752,341,509
19762,386,565
19772,432,361
19782,479,100
19792,526,737
19802,575,358
19812,624,776
19822,649,954
19832,664,306
19842,678,755
19852,693,243
19862,707,828
19872,722,493
19882,737,258
19892,752,062
19902,766,966
19912,778,062
19922,787,487
19932,796,918
19942,806,395
19952,815,903
19962,825,457
19972,835,017
19982,844,622
19992,854,260
20002,863,944
20012,873,634
20022,878,541
20032,881,060
20042,883,585
20052,886,105
20062,888,630
20072,891,158
20082,893,692
20092,896,221
20102,898,755
20112,901,292
20122,905,549
20132,910,359
20142,915,185
20152,920,018
20162,924,866
20172,929,709
20182,934,560
20192,935,501
20202,938,992
20212,945,858
20222,956,813
20232,972,145
20242,991,727
20253,015,111
20263,041,605
20273,070,423
20283,100,790
20293,132,043
20303,163,641
20313,195,219
20323,226,550
20333,257,531
20343,288,085
20353,318,176

Caracas Population 2022

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

Caracas Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Caracas2,956,8130.37%
Maracaibo2,332,7181.59%
Valencia1,959,3181.26%
Barquisimeto1,240,7141.08%
Maracay1,229,5201.09%
Ciudad Guayana949,5181.66%
Barcelona Puerto La Cruz815,1411.32%
Maturin739,0522.96%
Cabimas598,0371.65%
San Cristobal481,4051.09%
Guarenas Guatire471,1172.05%
Ciudad Bolivar412,6191.24%
Cumana405,6261.55%
Barinas397,2792.09%
Merida351,2481.07%
Acarigua Aruare349,7961.54%

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