La Paz Population 2022

1,907,686
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La Paz, officially Nuestra Señora de La Paz, is the national capital of Bolivia. La Paz is the third most populous city in the country after Santa Cruz de la Sierra and El Alto. The La Paz metropolitan area, which includes Viacha and El Alto, is Bolivia's largest urban area and home to about 2.3 million people. In 2019, La Paz has an estimated population of 790,000 people.

Today, La Paz is an important cultural center of Latin America. It's host to several colonial landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the San Francisco Church, and the Plaza Murillo.

Demographics

About 70% of the population of Bolivia as a whole live in urban areas like La Paz. The country is made up mostly of Quechua (46%) and Aymara (42%) but there are 37 minority indigenous groups. The most commonly spoken language is Spanish at 60% but dozens of other languages are spoken.

History

La Paz was founded in 1548 by Captain Alonso de Mendoza, a Spanish conquistador. It was named Nuestra Señora de La Paz, or "Our Lady of Peace," to commemorate peace after victory against Peru's first viceroy.

In the mid 16th century, an urban plan was designed that would designate sites for official buildings, public areas, plazas, and a cathedral. This plan was intended to express the ideals and relationships of Spanish colonial society. La Paz was controlled with a firm grip by Spain, and the Spanish King had the final say on any political matters during this time.

After a victory over the Spanish army in 1825 during the Spanish American wars, the city saw its full name changing to La Paz de Ayachucho ("The Peace of the Ayachucho").

Population Growth

Bolivia is South America's poorest nation. Urbanization has rapidly changed the face of the country yet 36% of the population remain in poverty. Outside of cities like La Paz, indigenous communities often lack access to sewage, electricity, and clean water. This has led many indigenous like the Aymara to move to urban centers for jobs and better access to services. Access to basic services remains low in La Paz and affordable, safe housing is a struggle. Despite these problems, the population of La Paz continues to grow at a steady rate.

Year Population
1950319,640
1951330,036
1952340,786
1953351,855
1954363,300
1955375,117
1956387,335
1957399,916
1958412,924
1959426,354
1960440,242
1961454,541
1962469,325
1963484,591
1964500,375
1965516,628
1966533,432
1967550,782
1968568,722
1969587,195
1970606,294
1971626,014
1972646,405
1973667,401
1974689,109
1975711,523
1976734,698
1977756,115
1978777,365
1979799,212
1980821,704
1981844,765
1982868,507
1983892,915
1984918,045
1985943,809
1986970,334
1987997,604
19881,025,680
19891,054,466
19901,084,100
19911,114,568
19921,145,819
19931,176,412
19941,207,865
19951,240,160
19961,273,364
19971,307,363
19981,342,318
19991,378,207
20001,415,108
20011,452,891
20021,475,375
20031,494,564
20041,514,030
20051,533,695
20061,553,643
20071,573,850
20081,594,348
20091,615,056
20101,636,062
20111,657,342
20121,678,928
20131,700,734
20141,722,823
20151,745,199
20161,767,866
20171,790,827
20181,814,087
20191,835,355
20201,857,797
20211,881,796
20221,907,686
20231,935,619
20241,965,570
20251,997,368
20262,030,733
20272,065,338
20282,100,858
20292,137,027
20302,173,610
20312,210,445
20322,247,411
20332,284,432
20342,321,425
20352,358,331

La Paz Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950319,6400.00%
1951330,0363.25%10,396
1952340,7863.26%10,750
1953351,8553.25%11,069
1954363,3003.25%11,445
1955375,1173.25%11,817
1956387,3353.26%12,218
1957399,9163.25%12,581
1958412,9243.25%13,008
1959426,3543.25%13,430
1960440,2423.26%13,888
1961454,5413.25%14,299
1962469,3253.25%14,784
1963484,5913.25%15,266
1964500,3753.26%15,784
1965516,6283.25%16,253
1966533,4323.25%16,804
1967550,7823.25%17,350
1968568,7223.26%17,940
1969587,1953.25%18,473
1970606,2943.25%19,099
1971626,0143.25%19,720
1972646,4053.26%20,391
1973667,4013.25%20,996
1974689,1093.25%21,708
1975711,5233.25%22,414
1976734,6983.26%23,175
1977756,1152.92%21,417
1978777,3652.81%21,250
1979799,2122.81%21,847
1980821,7042.81%22,492
1981844,7652.81%23,061
1982868,5072.81%23,742
1983892,9152.81%24,408
1984918,0452.81%25,130
1985943,8092.81%25,764
1986970,3342.81%26,525
1987997,6042.81%27,270
19881,025,6802.81%28,076
19891,054,4662.81%28,786
19901,084,1002.81%29,634
19911,114,5682.81%30,468
19921,145,8192.80%31,251
19931,176,4122.67%30,593
19941,207,8652.67%31,453
19951,240,1602.67%32,295
19961,273,3642.68%33,204
19971,307,3632.67%33,999
19981,342,3182.67%34,955
19991,378,2072.67%35,889
20001,415,1082.68%36,901
20011,452,8912.67%37,783
20021,475,3751.55%22,484
20031,494,5641.30%19,189
20041,514,0301.30%19,466
20051,533,6951.30%19,665
20061,553,6431.30%19,948
20071,573,8501.30%20,207
20081,594,3481.30%20,498
20091,615,0561.30%20,708
20101,636,0621.30%21,006
20111,657,3421.30%21,280
20121,678,9281.30%21,586
20131,700,7341.30%21,806
20141,722,8231.30%22,089
20151,745,1991.30%22,376
20161,767,8661.30%22,667
20171,790,8271.30%22,961
20181,814,0871.30%23,260
20191,835,3551.17%21,268
20201,857,7971.22%22,442
20211,881,7961.29%23,999
20221,907,6861.38%25,890
20231,935,6191.46%27,933
20241,965,5701.55%29,951
20251,997,3681.62%31,798
20262,030,7331.67%33,365
20272,065,3381.70%34,605
20282,100,8581.72%35,520
20292,137,0271.72%36,169
20302,173,6101.71%36,583
20312,210,4451.69%36,835
20322,247,4111.67%36,966
20332,284,4321.65%37,021
20342,321,4251.62%36,993
20352,358,3311.59%36,906

La Paz Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
La Paz1,907,6861.38%
Santa Cruz1,784,3722.05%
Cochabamba1,368,9202.41%
Oruro332,0242.15%

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