Ciudad Juarez Population 2021

1,539,758
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Ciudad Juárez is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. Most commonly referred to as simply Juárez, it's the largest city in the state of Chihuahua and sits on the Rio Grande River just south of El Paso, Texas. These two cities form the El Paso-Juárez metropolitan area, the second largest binational metro area along the US-Mexico border after San Diego-Tijuana, with a combined population of more than 2.7 million. In 2019, Juárez has a population estimated at 1.5 million people.

Demographics

Over the last several decades, the migrant population in Mexico's interior has grown. It's estimated that 32% of Juárez's population originate from outside of Chihuahua. Most come from other states such as Durango (10%), Coahuila (6%), Veracruz (4%), and Zacatecas (3.5%). Most new residents in Juárez are Mexican but there are many who have immigrated from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras.

Over the last decade, many people who have been able to leave have fled Juárez due to widespread violence in the wake of the Mexican Drug War. In 2009, the city planning department estimated there were more than 115,000 abandoned homes in the city.

Today, Juárez is one of the world's most dangerous cities (https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/world/2018/07/17/juarez-50-most-dangerous-cities-world/791543002/) and plagued with a high murder rate, extreme poverty, joblessness, gang violence, and political unrest.

History

Spanish explorers looking for a route through the southern Rocky Mountains in 1659 founded the town as Paso del Norte (meaning “North Pass”). During the French intervention in Mexico between 1862 and 1867, the town served as a temporary stop for the forces of Benito Juárez, until he created a government-in-exile in the state of Chihuahua.

In the years following 1882, the arrival of the Mexican Central Railway brought increased growth. The city began to thrive, bringing with it banks, trams, and telephone and telegraph poles. Paso del Norte would be renamed in 1888 in honor of Benito Juárez. The city continued to expand significantly.

In recent years Juárez has grown substantially, due to large waves of people moving to the city looking for work with the maquiladoras, or factories run by foreign companies to export its products. A growing number of technological firms have been moving into the city, employing thousands of local engineers in the process. As a result of this, large slum housing communities have become extensive.

Juárez has also, however, gained notoriety due to narcotics trafficking and violence linked to the Juárez Cartel. The city has been host to more than 1,000 unsolved murders of young women from 1993 to 2003 alone.

Population Growth

From the 1960s to the 1990s, Juárez saw high levels of population growth as a result of the newly established maquiladoras. This massive growth strained the infrastructure and resources of the city to a significant degree. Due to growing violence, the population of Juárez has taken a hit as hundreds of thousands of people have fled in the last decade alone.

Year Population
20351,824,221
20341,806,283
20331,787,917
20321,769,129
20311,749,935
20301,730,337
20291,710,363
20281,690,042
20271,669,418
20261,647,835
20251,625,985
20241,604,085
20231,582,313
20221,560,821
20211,539,758
20201,519,214
20191,499,224
20181,479,737
20171,460,652
20161,441,813
20151,423,165
20141,404,784
20131,386,640
20121,368,755
20111,351,052
20101,333,603
20091,321,642
20081,310,289
20071,299,003
20061,287,830
20051,276,753
20041,265,786
20031,254,883
20021,244,089
20011,233,388
20001,222,793
19991,186,814
19981,137,297
19971,089,845
19961,044,435
19951,000,799
1994959,042
1993919,028
1992880,735
1991843,938
1990808,727
1989776,859
1988747,055
1987718,317
1986690,722
1985664,187
1984638,706
1983614,136
1982590,544
1981567,857
1980546,072
1979530,519
1978515,852
1977501,592
1976487,745
1975474,243
1974461,133
1973448,385
1972436,006
1971423,937
1970412,217
1969395,815
1968376,621
1967358,309
1966340,910
1965324,356
1964308,627
1963293,621
1962279,363
1961265,798
1960252,909
1959235,629
1958219,243
1957203,997
1956189,831
1955176,613
1954164,331
1953152,904
1952142,285
1951132,378
1950123,173

Ciudad Juarez Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,824,2210.99%17,938
20341,806,2831.03%18,366
20331,787,9171.06%18,788
20321,769,1291.10%19,194
20311,749,9351.13%19,598
20301,730,3371.17%19,974
20291,710,3631.20%20,321
20281,690,0421.24%20,624
20271,669,4181.31%21,583
20261,647,8351.34%21,850
20251,625,9851.37%21,900
20241,604,0851.38%21,772
20231,582,3131.38%21,492
20221,560,8211.37%21,063
20211,539,7581.35%20,544
20201,519,2141.33%19,990
20191,499,2241.32%19,487
20181,479,7371.31%19,085
20171,460,6521.31%18,839
20161,441,8131.31%18,648
20151,423,1651.31%18,381
20141,404,7841.31%18,144
20131,386,6401.31%17,885
20121,368,7551.31%17,703
20111,351,0521.31%17,449
20101,333,6030.91%11,961
20091,321,6420.87%11,353
20081,310,2890.87%11,286
20071,299,0030.87%11,173
20061,287,8300.87%11,077
20051,276,7530.87%10,967
20041,265,7860.87%10,903
20031,254,8830.87%10,794
20021,244,0890.87%10,701
20011,233,3880.87%10,595
20001,222,7933.03%35,979
19991,186,8144.35%49,517
19981,137,2974.35%47,452
19971,089,8454.35%45,410
19961,044,4354.36%43,636
19951,000,7994.35%41,757
1994959,0424.35%40,014
1993919,0284.35%38,293
1992880,7354.36%36,797
1991843,9384.35%35,211
1990808,7274.10%31,868
1989776,8593.99%29,804
1988747,0554.00%28,738
1987718,3174.00%27,595
1986690,7224.00%26,535
1985664,1873.99%25,481
1984638,7064.00%24,570
1983614,1363.99%23,592
1982590,5444.00%22,687
1981567,8573.99%21,785
1980546,0722.93%15,553
1979530,5192.84%14,667
1978515,8522.84%14,260
1977501,5922.84%13,847
1976487,7452.85%13,502
1975474,2432.84%13,110
1974461,1332.84%12,748
1973448,3852.84%12,379
1972436,0062.85%12,069
1971423,9372.84%11,720
1970412,2174.14%16,402
1969395,8155.10%19,194
1968376,6215.11%18,312
1967358,3095.10%17,399
1966340,9105.10%16,554
1965324,3565.10%15,729
1964308,6275.11%15,006
1963293,6215.10%14,258
1962279,3635.10%13,565
1961265,7985.10%12,889
1960252,9097.33%17,280
1959235,6297.47%16,386
1958219,2437.47%15,246
1957203,9977.46%14,166
1956189,8317.48%13,218
1955176,6137.47%12,282
1954164,3317.47%11,427
1953152,9047.46%10,619
1952142,2857.48%9,907
1951132,3787.47%9,205
1950123,1730.00%

Ciudad Juarez Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Mexico City21,918,9360.63%
Guadalajara5,259,2961.54%
Monterrey4,955,5061.67%
Puebla3,244,7101.56%
Toluca De Lerdo2,522,4072.24%
Tijuana2,181,1041.90%
Leon De Los Aldamas1,848,9321.31%
La Laguna1,674,2583.68%
Ciudad Juarez1,539,7581.35%
Queretaro1,364,4461.89%
San Luis Potosi1,235,4261.55%
Merida1,181,3871.71%
Mexicali1,140,2981.73%
Aguascalientes1,124,9091.67%
Cuernavaca1,091,1731.50%
Chihuahua1,075,8612.00%
Tampico1,016,5141.52%
Saltillo1,000,7501.72%
Acapulco De Juarez992,2051.31%
Cancun971,7982.95%

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