Ciudad Juarez Population 2021

1,539,758
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Ciudad Juarez's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,539,758. In 1950, the population of Ciudad Juarez was 123,173. Ciudad Juarez has grown by 20,544 since 2015, which represents a 1.35% 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 Ciudad Juarez, which typically includes Ciudad Juarez's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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.

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%

Other Cities in Mexico

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

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