Quito Population 2020

1,873,763
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Quito's 2020 population is now estimated at 1,873,763. In 1950, the population of Quito was 206,166. Quito has grown by 139,428 since 2015, which represents a 1.56% 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 Quito, which typically includes Quito's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Quito is a city that is located in Ecuador. Quito is also the capital city and was once known as San Francisco de Quito.

What’s interesting about this city is that it is the second highest capital by elevation in the world. The city elevation stands at 2,850 meters (9,350 feet). It is also the capital that is closest to the equator. It also has many of its historic buildings and monuments still standing within its city center. The city is also quite populous, with a population of over 2.6 million. The larger metro area has a population of 4.7 million.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Quito has an area of over 143 square miles (372.39 kilometers squared), and the population density is 19,000 residents per square mile (7,200 people living per square kilometer).

Quito Population Demography

The city’s residents mainly speak Spanish, which is the official language. However, additional native languages such as Quichua are spoken throughout the city. English is a common second language that is taught in Quito. Approximately 80% of the population are mestizos. The majority of the population identify their religion as Roman Catholic. There are also communities of Mormons and Jews that reside in Quito.

Quito Population Growth

This city has seen strong and steady growth throughout the years, and its job and educational opportunities, as well as its history, culture, and attractions will continue to attract new residents to this bustling city.

Quito Population 2020

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
20352,352,5871.53%172,378
20302,180,2091.57%162,949
20252,017,2601.49%143,497
20201,873,7631.56%139,428
20151,734,3351.66%136,749
20101,597,5861.55%118,456
20051,479,1301.73%121,882
20001,357,2482.21%140,281
19951,216,9672.27%129,322
19901,087,6453.04%151,296
1985936,3493.71%155,916
1980780,4334.44%152,282
1975628,1514.61%126,772
1970501,3794.66%102,094
1965399,2854.57%79,924
1960319,3614.47%62,773
1955256,5884.47%50,422
1950206,1660.00%
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations