Medellin Population 2022

4,067,758
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As the second largest city and the hub of most political offices in Colombia, Medellin is quite an important part of the country. This part of Colombia is perched in the heart of the Andes mountains and therefore it is not only perfect for city life but for those who want to explore the great outdoors as well. The economy in Medellin is growing, and current estimates indicate that the population of the city will have reached over 3 million by the end of 2018.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Medellin covers a surface area of 380.64 km2 (146.97 sq mi) for the city proper alone. The last official census was taken in 2005, but according to those numbers the population was 2,214,494 with a population density of 6,746.8 people per square kilometer. Estimates from the United Nations show Medellin's 2018 population is now estimated at 3,933,652 - bringing the population density to 10,351 residents living per square kilometer in 2018.

Demographics

Females in the city outnumber males with females at 52.9% and males at 47.1% of the total population. In terms of numbers, there are 1,327,914 women and 1,180,538 men within the city limits of Medellin.

Roman Catholicism is a popular religion among the overall population of Colombia, and is part of the culture and lifestyle of the residents of Medellin.

Additional demographics for Medellin are over a decade old as the new census data is still being captured and processed.

Ages

Like most cities, the majority of the population of Medellin falls within the age group of 15 to 64. This is the standard age where people can work and support the economy of the city. Those that fall into this category represent 71.2% of the population. 18% are below the age of 15 and still considered minors, and 10.9% are above the age of 64 and considered retired or unable to work. Although this does not reflect all people above the age of 65, it is the majority. The oldest of the Medellin population are those above the age of 80 and there are 50,616 in that age bracket.

Unemployment

The unemployment rate in Medellin falls in line with that of the rest of Colombia. In November 2016, the unemployment rate saw a steep decline to 7.5%. The numbers did not last very long as in January of 2017 the unemployment rating jumped to 11.7%. These numbers are not surprising as many people find themselves out of work at the beginning of the year due to the end of the holiday rush. The rate continued to fall throughout this year and currently stands at 8.7%. Although this is not great, it is much better than the double-digit numbers of previous years.

Ethnicities

Ethnicities within Medellin are in line with the rest of Colombia with a majority of the population considered white. 84.2% are part of the Mestizo or white race. The second largest group is that of the Afro-Colombians, making up 10.4% of the population. The other race represented in Medellin is the Amerindians, who make up 3.4% of the population. The remaining 2.1% of the population are those that are of various other races and do not have the numbers to be counted among the percentages of Medellin residents.

Year Population
1950375,960
1951401,561
1952428,945
1953458,113
1954489,308
1955522,628
1956558,268
1957596,230
1958636,831
1959680,196
1960726,581
1961775,988
1962828,830
1963885,270
1964945,639
1965992,474
19661,040,973
19671,091,842
19681,145,272
19691,201,158
19701,259,855
19711,321,420
19721,386,085
19731,453,723
19741,500,058
19751,536,284
19761,573,436
19771,611,380
19781,650,294
19791,690,148
19801,731,021
19811,772,766
19821,815,578
19831,859,423
19841,904,390
19851,950,316
19861,988,751
19872,024,339
19882,060,614
19892,097,438
19902,134,971
19912,173,176
19922,212,119
19932,251,649
19942,308,355
19952,374,271
19962,442,163
19972,511,801
19982,583,526
19992,657,299
20002,733,284
20012,811,224
20022,891,499
20032,974,066
20043,059,109
20053,142,590
20063,197,342
20073,253,049
20083,309,804
20093,367,390
20103,426,059
20113,485,750
20123,546,566
20133,608,271
20143,671,137
20153,735,098
20163,800,264
20173,866,383
20183,933,652
20193,966,906
20204,000,263
20214,033,783
20224,067,758
20234,102,308
20244,137,386
20254,172,812
20264,208,283
20274,243,454
20284,277,996
20294,311,639
20304,344,161
20314,375,362
20324,405,355
20334,434,075
20344,461,479
20354,487,550

Medellin Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950375,9600.00%
1951401,5616.81%25,601
1952428,9456.82%27,384
1953458,1136.80%29,168
1954489,3086.81%31,195
1955522,6286.81%33,320
1956558,2686.82%35,640
1957596,2306.80%37,962
1958636,8316.81%40,601
1959680,1966.81%43,365
1960726,5816.82%46,385
1961775,9886.80%49,407
1962828,8306.81%52,842
1963885,2706.81%56,440
1964945,6396.82%60,369
1965992,4744.95%46,835
19661,040,9734.89%48,499
19671,091,8424.89%50,869
19681,145,2724.89%53,430
19691,201,1584.88%55,886
19701,259,8554.89%58,697
19711,321,4204.89%61,565
19721,386,0854.89%64,665
19731,453,7234.88%67,638
19741,500,0583.19%46,335
19751,536,2842.41%36,226
19761,573,4362.42%37,152
19771,611,3802.41%37,944
19781,650,2942.41%38,914
19791,690,1482.41%39,854
19801,731,0212.42%40,873
19811,772,7662.41%41,745
19821,815,5782.41%42,812
19831,859,4232.41%43,845
19841,904,3902.42%44,967
19851,950,3162.41%45,926
19861,988,7511.97%38,435
19872,024,3391.79%35,588
19882,060,6141.79%36,275
19892,097,4381.79%36,824
19902,134,9711.79%37,533
19912,173,1761.79%38,205
19922,212,1191.79%38,943
19932,251,6491.79%39,530
19942,308,3552.52%56,706
19952,374,2712.86%65,916
19962,442,1632.86%67,892
19972,511,8012.85%69,638
19982,583,5262.86%71,725
19992,657,2992.86%73,773
20002,733,2842.86%75,985
20012,811,2242.85%77,940
20022,891,4992.86%80,275
20032,974,0662.86%82,567
20043,059,1092.86%85,043
20053,142,5902.73%83,481
20063,197,3421.74%54,752
20073,253,0491.74%55,707
20083,309,8041.74%56,755
20093,367,3901.74%57,586
20103,426,0591.74%58,669
20113,485,7501.74%59,691
20123,546,5661.74%60,816
20133,608,2711.74%61,705
20143,671,1371.74%62,866
20153,735,0981.74%63,961
20163,800,2641.74%65,166
20173,866,3831.74%66,119
20183,933,6521.74%67,269
20193,966,9060.85%33,254
20204,000,2630.84%33,357
20214,033,7830.84%33,520
20224,067,7580.84%33,975
20234,102,3080.85%34,550
20244,137,3860.86%35,078
20254,172,8120.86%35,426
20264,208,2830.85%35,471
20274,243,4540.84%35,171
20284,277,9960.81%34,542
20294,311,6390.79%33,643
20304,344,1610.75%32,522
20314,375,3620.72%31,201
20324,405,3550.69%29,993
20334,434,0750.65%28,720
20344,461,4790.62%27,404
20354,487,5500.58%26,071

Medellin Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Bogota11,344,3121.58%
Medellin4,067,7580.84%
Cali2,836,7470.97%
Barranquilla2,324,6901.11%
Bucaramanga1,365,5801.24%
Cartagena1,079,0040.78%
Cucuta953,3781.05%
Ibague595,3120.78%
Pereira581,5340.23%
Villavicencio562,1901.58%
Valledupar560,9032.39%
Santa Marta540,0281.17%
Buenaventura467,8791.72%
Manizales452,3740.52%
Monteria439,8781.50%
Armenia417,2890.87%
Pasto394,0430.73%
Neiva361,4000.61%

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