Quito Population 2021

1,900,571
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Quito's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,900,571. In 1950, the population of Quito was 206,166. Quito has grown by 26,808 since 2015, which represents a 1.43% 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 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 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20352,352,5871.51%34,946
20342,317,6411.52%34,745
20332,282,8961.54%34,515
20322,248,3811.55%34,235
20312,214,1461.56%33,937
20302,180,2091.56%33,584
20292,146,6251.57%33,174
20282,113,4511.57%32,681
20272,080,7701.57%32,102
20262,048,6681.56%31,408
20252,017,2601.54%30,593
20241,986,6671.52%29,672
20231,956,9951.49%28,699
20221,928,2961.46%27,725
20211,900,5711.43%26,808
20201,873,7631.41%26,015
20191,847,7481.39%25,351
20181,822,3971.66%29,813
20171,792,5841.66%29,325
20161,763,2591.67%28,924
20151,734,3351.67%28,412
20141,705,9231.67%27,945
20131,677,9781.66%27,450
20121,650,5281.67%27,076
20111,623,4521.62%25,866
20101,597,5861.55%24,427
20091,573,1591.55%24,020
20081,549,1391.55%23,719
20071,525,4201.55%23,323
20061,502,0971.55%22,967
20051,479,1301.55%22,585
20041,456,5451.55%22,300
20031,434,2451.55%21,930
20021,412,3151.82%25,177
20011,387,1382.20%29,890
20001,357,2482.21%29,325
19991,327,9232.21%28,653
19981,299,2702.21%28,035
19971,271,2352.20%27,392
19961,243,8432.21%26,876
19951,216,9672.21%26,258
19941,190,7092.21%25,693
19931,165,0162.20%25,103
19921,139,9132.21%24,630
19911,115,2832.54%27,638
19901,087,6453.04%32,098
19891,055,5473.04%31,111
19881,024,4363.05%30,273
1987994,1633.04%29,340
1986964,8233.04%28,474
1985936,3493.04%27,596
1984908,7533.05%26,856
1983881,8973.61%30,743
1982851,1544.44%36,151
1981815,0034.43%34,570
1980780,4334.44%33,192
1979747,2414.44%31,738
1978715,5034.44%30,390
1977685,1134.43%29,060
1976656,0534.44%27,902
1975628,1514.44%26,680
1974601,4714.64%26,698
1973574,7734.65%25,552
1972549,2214.67%24,483
1971524,7384.66%23,359
1970501,3794.66%22,319
1969479,0604.65%21,298
1968457,7624.67%20,405
1967437,3574.66%19,469
1966417,8884.66%18,603
1965399,2854.65%17,751
1964381,5344.67%17,007
1963364,5274.58%15,978
1962348,5494.47%14,923
1961333,6264.47%14,265
1960319,3614.48%13,692
1959305,6694.47%13,087
1958292,5824.47%12,526
1957280,0564.47%11,975
1956268,0814.48%11,493
1955256,5884.47%10,986
1954245,6024.47%10,515
1953235,0874.47%10,052
1952225,0354.48%9,647
1951215,3884.47%9,222
1950206,1660.00%

Quito Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Guayaquil3,042,9411.63%
Quito1,900,5711.43%
Cuenca427,3152.14%
Santo Domingo364,0962.43%

Other Cities in Ecuador

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

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