Merida's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,181,387. In 1950, the population of Merida was 143,224. Merida has grown by 19,912 since 2015, which represents a 1.71% 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 Merida, which typically includes Merida's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.