Montevideo Population 2021

1,759,906
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Montevideo's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,759,906. In 1950, the population of Montevideo was 1,211,990. Montevideo has grown by 7,518 since 2015, which represents a 0.43% 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 Montevideo, which typically includes Montevideo's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Montevideo is a city located in Uruguay. It is not just the capital city but it is also the most populous city in the country. The city is the southernmost capital in the Americas, and it is home to approximately one-third of the country’s total population. Montevideo’s city proper has a population of 1.3 million inhabitants.

City Size and Population Density

The capital city has a total area of 77.5 square miles, with a population density of 17,421 inhabitants per square mile. The metro area spans over 600 square miles and has a population of almost 2 million.

Montevideo Population Demographics

There is a higher population of females than males in Montevideo, making up over 53% of the total population.

The city throughout the 20th century saw a large influx of immigrants from all over Europe, including French, Germans, Spanish and Italians. People from all over the world have come to call Montevideo home because of its thriving economy and very high quality of life – the highest in Latin America.

Montevideo Growth

The population throughout the years has primarily grown, rising from just over 300,000 in 1908 to over 1 million by the 1960s. The population saw a small decline in population between the early 1960s and the mid-1970s, before seeing growth again in the 1980s and 1990s. However, another population drop occurred between 1996 and 2004, primarily because of lowered fertility and migration out of the city. However, census data between 2004 and 2011 showed that the population was on the rise again. This trend should continue as the city is consistently ranked as having the highest quality of life in Latin America and offers multiple employment and educational opportunities for its residents.

Montevideo Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,843,4940.24%4,327
20341,839,1670.25%4,603
20331,834,5640.27%4,887
20321,829,6770.28%5,159
20311,824,5180.30%5,423
20301,819,0950.31%5,699
20291,813,3960.33%5,959
20281,807,4370.34%6,198
20271,801,2390.36%6,428
20261,794,8110.37%6,639
20251,788,1720.38%6,809
20241,781,3630.39%6,967
20231,774,3960.40%7,153
20221,767,2430.42%7,337
20211,759,9060.43%7,518
20201,752,3880.44%7,688
20191,744,7000.44%7,711
20181,736,9890.57%9,894
20171,727,0950.57%9,838
20161,717,2570.57%9,782
20151,707,4750.57%9,726
20141,697,7490.57%9,671
20131,688,0780.57%9,616
20121,678,4620.57%9,561
20111,668,9010.57%9,494
20101,659,4070.57%9,440
20091,649,9670.57%9,374
20081,640,5930.57%9,346
20071,631,2470.57%9,280
20061,621,9670.57%9,227
20051,612,7400.57%9,139
20041,603,6010.05%804
20031,602,7970.05%803
20021,601,9940.05%802
20011,601,1920.05%800
20001,600,3920.05%803
19991,599,5890.05%800
19981,598,7890.05%801
19971,597,9880.05%799
19961,597,1890.48%7,558
19951,589,6310.53%8,311
19941,581,3200.53%8,267
19931,573,0530.52%8,213
19921,564,8400.53%8,192
19911,556,6480.53%8,138
19901,548,5100.53%8,095
19891,540,4150.52%8,043
19881,532,3720.53%8,022
19871,524,3500.53%7,969
19861,516,3810.59%8,846
19851,507,5350.72%10,790
19841,496,7450.72%10,741
19831,486,0040.72%10,650
19821,475,3540.72%10,574
19811,464,7800.72%10,483
19801,454,2970.72%10,437
19791,443,8600.72%10,347
19781,433,5130.72%10,274
19771,423,2390.72%10,186
19761,413,0530.72%10,141
19751,402,9120.60%8,388
19741,394,5240.59%8,127
19731,386,3970.59%8,070
19721,378,3270.59%8,044
19711,370,2830.59%7,987
19701,362,2960.59%7,940
19691,354,3560.59%7,882
19681,346,4740.59%7,859
19671,338,6150.59%7,802
19661,330,8130.59%7,756
19651,323,0570.59%7,701
19641,315,3560.59%7,677
19631,307,6790.59%7,621
19621,300,0580.59%7,578
19611,292,4800.59%7,522
19601,284,9580.59%7,500
19591,277,4580.59%7,445
19581,270,0130.59%7,402
19571,262,6110.59%7,349
19561,255,2620.59%7,326
19551,247,9360.59%7,274
19541,240,6620.59%7,231
19531,233,4310.59%7,179
19521,226,2520.59%7,156
19511,219,0960.59%7,106
19501,211,9900.00%

Montevideo Population Data (Urban Area)

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

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