Curitiba Population 2022

3,770,919
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As the largest city, and capital city, of the Brazilian state of Paraná, Curitiba is the 8th most populous city in all of Brazil and the largest in Brazil’s South Region. The Metropolitan area of Curitiba comprises 26 municipalities, with a combined population reaching over 3.2 million as the seventh most populous metropolitan area in Brazil. Curitiba has an estimated 2019 population of 1.9 million.

Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic composition of Curitiba’s 1.9 million people breaks down as the following:

  • White: 78.9% White
  • Pardo (multiracial): 16.0% Pardo
  • Afro Brazillian: 2.9%
  • Asian: 1.4% Asian
  • Amerindian: 0.2%

As with the rest of Southern Brazil, the population of Curitiba is made up of descendants of European settlers, mainly of Portuguese and Spanish heritage.

Curitiba has a large Jewish community that was first established in the 1879s. With the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, many notable German Jewish academics moved to Brazil, with many settling in Curitiba.

1915 saw the arrival of Japanese immigrants, with an even greater influx arriving in 1924. Curitiba has come to be home to the second largest Japanese community in all of Brazil, behind only São Paulo. It is estimated that there are more than 40,000 Japanese Brazilians living in Curitiba.

History

Around the end of the 17th century, agriculture was not yet a large industry in the region and used for subsistence. The primary economy of the region was mineral extraction. A huge influx of European immigrants arrived in the second half of the 19th century, consisting mainly of Germans (although mainly from Russia), Poles, Ukrainians and Italians.

Curitiba popped up around this time as an important trading post between the Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo state, a route upon which cattlemen would be driving their herds, until the Paranaguá Curitiba railroad was finished in 1885.

Around the start of the 20th century, the wealth coming from the yeba mate mills benefited Curitiba greatly as mill owners built large homes in the capital. Many of these homes have been preserved in the Batel and Alto da Glória districts of Curitiba.

Post Second World War in the 1940s, French architect Alfred Agache was brought on to create the first city plan for Curitiba. He created a plan with a "star" of boulevards, downtown public amenities, and an industrial area. While the city tried to follow this plan, it soon proved too expensive.

Population Growth

The largest expansion to the population of Curitiba occurred after the 1960s, when innovative urban planning allowed the population to grow to more than a million people from some hundreds of thousands.

Prior to this, Curitiba was seeing steady rise year on year, more than doubling it’s population in the years between 1950 and 1960 from 138,000 to 361,000. The following decades saw this trend continue, reaching 609,000 in 1970 and 843,000 in 1980. Come 1990, the city had made it well past a million, with an estimated 1.3 million by 1991.

Today, Curitiba is known as the world's greenest and most innovative city (https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/06/story-of-cities-37-mayor-jaime-lerner-curitiba-brazil-green-capital-global-icon) thanks to its sustainable urban planning over the last few decades. The city has more than 50 square metres of green space for every person despite its large and growing population.

Year Population
1950157,548
1951171,982
1952187,761
1953204,938
1954223,714
1955244,210
1956266,616
1957291,007
1958317,669
1959346,772
1960378,588
1961401,703
1962423,806
1963447,125
1964471,762
1965497,683
1966525,068
1967553,958
1968584,482
1969616,596
1970650,523
1971695,885
1972746,594
1973800,844
1974859,118
1975921,633
1976988,792
19771,060,640
19781,137,819
19791,220,614
19801,309,560
19811,361,772
19821,407,177
19831,454,095
19841,502,645
19851,552,676
19861,604,446
19871,657,941
19881,713,298
19891,770,343
19901,829,370
19911,890,365
19921,950,125
19932,010,896
19942,073,649
19952,138,361
19962,205,185
19972,273,906
19982,344,866
19992,418,042
20002,493,606
20012,551,539
20022,609,031
20032,667,818
20042,728,014
20052,789,397
20062,852,248
20072,916,515
20082,982,322
20093,049,427
20103,118,137
20113,173,552
20123,228,628
20133,284,505
20143,341,428
20153,399,338
20163,458,333
20173,518,185
20183,579,073
20193,629,408
20203,678,732
20213,726,050
20223,770,919
20233,813,082
20243,852,459
20253,889,135
20263,923,292
20273,955,175
20283,985,048
20294,013,171
20304,039,740
20314,064,904
20324,088,758
20334,111,381
20344,132,798
20354,153,033

Curitiba Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950157,5480.00%
1951171,9829.16%14,434
1952187,7619.17%15,779
1953204,9389.15%17,177
1954223,7149.16%18,776
1955244,2109.16%20,496
1956266,6169.17%22,406
1957291,0079.15%24,391
1958317,6699.16%26,662
1959346,7729.16%29,103
1960378,5889.17%31,816
1961401,7036.11%23,115
1962423,8065.50%22,103
1963447,1255.50%23,319
1964471,7625.51%24,637
1965497,6835.49%25,921
1966525,0685.50%27,385
1967553,9585.50%28,890
1968584,4825.51%30,524
1969616,5965.49%32,114
1970650,5235.50%33,927
1971695,8856.97%45,362
1972746,5947.29%50,709
1973800,8447.27%54,250
1974859,1187.28%58,274
1975921,6337.28%62,515
1976988,7927.29%67,159
19771,060,6407.27%71,848
19781,137,8197.28%77,179
19791,220,6147.28%82,795
19801,309,5607.29%88,946
19811,361,7723.99%52,212
19821,407,1773.33%45,405
19831,454,0953.33%46,918
19841,502,6453.34%48,550
19851,552,6763.33%50,031
19861,604,4463.33%51,770
19871,657,9413.33%53,495
19881,713,2983.34%55,357
19891,770,3433.33%57,045
19901,829,3703.33%59,027
19911,890,3653.33%60,995
19921,950,1253.16%59,760
19932,010,8963.12%60,771
19942,073,6493.12%62,753
19952,138,3613.12%64,712
19962,205,1853.13%66,824
19972,273,9063.12%68,721
19982,344,8663.12%70,960
19992,418,0423.12%73,176
20002,493,6063.13%75,564
20012,551,5392.32%57,933
20022,609,0312.25%57,492
20032,667,8182.25%58,787
20042,728,0142.26%60,196
20052,789,3972.25%61,383
20062,852,2482.25%62,851
20072,916,5152.25%64,267
20082,982,3222.26%65,807
20093,049,4272.25%67,105
20103,118,1372.25%68,710
20113,173,5521.78%55,415
20123,228,6281.74%55,076
20133,284,5051.73%55,877
20143,341,4281.73%56,923
20153,399,3381.73%57,910
20163,458,3331.74%58,995
20173,518,1851.73%59,852
20183,579,0731.73%60,888
20193,629,4081.41%50,335
20203,678,7321.36%49,324
20213,726,0501.29%47,318
20223,770,9191.20%44,869
20233,813,0821.12%42,163
20243,852,4591.03%39,377
20253,889,1350.95%36,676
20263,923,2920.88%34,157
20273,955,1750.81%31,883
20283,985,0480.76%29,873
20294,013,1710.71%28,123
20304,039,7400.66%26,569
20314,064,9040.62%25,164
20324,088,7580.59%23,854
20334,111,3810.55%22,623
20344,132,7980.52%21,417
20354,153,0330.49%20,235

Curitiba Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Sao Paulo22,429,8000.86%
Rio De Janeiro13,634,2740.66%
Belo Horizonte6,194,2920.89%
Brasilia4,803,8771.61%
Recife4,220,4581.09%
Porto Alegre4,185,4880.60%
Fortaleza4,163,9531.08%
Salvador3,920,1321.03%
Curitiba3,770,9191.20%
Campinas3,384,5641.22%
Goiania2,800,9191.93%
Belem2,385,4901.06%
Manaus2,340,7841.67%
Grande Vitoria2,141,5111.50%
Baixada Santista1,929,8460.97%
Natal1,511,6141.77%
Grande Sao Luis1,511,1020.84%
Joao Pessoa1,407,8891.04%
Maceio1,350,5051.01%
Joinville1,334,1941.15%

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