Tijuana Population 2021

2,181,104
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Tijuana's 2021 population is now estimated at 2,181,104. In 1950, the population of Tijuana was 60,336. Tijuana has grown by 40,706 since 2015, which represents a 1.90% 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 Tijuana, which typically includes Tijuana's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Tijuana is a city that is located in the Baja California state of Mexico. It is the westernmost city in Mexico. Tijuana is designated as a global city and has become a leader in the nation in economics, culture, politics, education and industry. The city is one of the fastest-growing in the country. It has a population of 1,696,923.

City Size and Population Density

The city’s area is 246 square miles, and the population density is 6,900 residents per square mile. Tijuana is the 6th largest city in Mexico by population.

Tijuana Population Demographics

Tijuana has a very diverse population. Many people from all over Mexico now call Tijuana home. The city also has foreign residents with origins from all around the world. Tijuana has one of the largest populations of Asians in the country. There are also many US citizens coming to Tijuana, particularly those from Southern California. This is because residents are able to continue working in Southern California while avoiding the high cost of living. A large number of Latin Americans also reside in this city.

A large majority of the city's population, 96%, follow the beliefs of Christianity. Taoism and no religious preference were also noted within the remaining 4% of responses concerning religion among the population in Tijuana.

Crime in Tijuana

Crime in Tijuana has often caused concern for residents and tourists alike. Recent statistics show that there has been little change in the crime levels of the city. The crime rate is strongly related to the location of Tijuana and its proximity to the border and California. Per official government of Mexico statistics, the five municipalities in Baja California – including Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada, Rosarito, and Tecate – all had a record increase in homicides in 2017.

Population Growth in Tijuana

Looking back over the last few decades shows that Tijuana has experienced steady growth. The population hit the one million milestone between 1995 and 2000 and has continued to grow at double-digit rates. The city is one of the fastest-growing in all of Mexico, with population growth of about 80,000 residents per year.

Tijuana Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20352,626,3330.99%25,829
20342,600,5041.03%26,453
20332,574,0511.06%27,082
20322,546,9691.10%27,714
20312,519,2551.14%28,394
20302,490,8611.18%29,126
20292,461,7351.23%29,955
20282,431,7801.29%30,922
20272,400,8581.40%33,090
20262,367,7681.48%34,553
20252,333,2151.57%35,999
20242,297,2161.66%37,429
20232,259,7871.75%38,779
20222,221,0081.83%39,904
20212,181,1041.90%40,706
20202,140,3981.96%41,105
20192,099,2932.00%41,080
20182,058,2132.01%40,633
20172,017,5802.01%39,831
20161,977,7492.02%39,152
20151,938,5972.02%38,324
20141,900,2732.02%37,567
20131,862,7062.01%36,774
20121,825,9322.02%36,147
20111,789,7852.02%35,382
20101,754,4032.50%42,822
20091,711,5812.54%42,453
20081,669,1282.55%41,513
20071,627,6152.55%40,425
20061,587,1902.55%39,422
20051,547,7682.54%38,390
20041,509,3782.55%37,540
20031,471,8382.55%36,556
20021,435,2822.55%35,649
20011,399,6332.54%34,715
20001,364,9184.35%56,903
19991,308,0155.44%67,540
19981,240,4755.44%64,053
19971,176,4225.44%60,664
19961,115,7585.45%57,691
19951,058,0675.44%54,634
19941,003,4335.44%51,813
1993951,6205.44%49,072
1992902,5485.45%46,666
1991855,8825.44%44,194
1990811,6886.12%46,798
1989764,8906.40%45,989
1988718,9016.42%43,340
1987675,5616.41%40,672
1986634,8896.41%38,224
1985596,6656.40%35,875
1984560,7906.42%33,808
1983526,9826.41%31,727
1982495,2556.41%29,817
1981465,4386.40%27,985
1980437,4534.38%18,372
1979419,0814.22%16,961
1978402,1204.22%16,275
1977385,8454.21%15,595
1976370,2504.22%15,005
1975355,2454.22%14,378
1974340,8674.22%13,796
1973327,0714.21%13,220
1972313,8514.22%12,719
1971301,1324.22%12,188
1970288,9445.59%15,297
1969273,6476.59%16,928
1968256,7196.61%15,923
1967240,7966.60%14,915
1966225,8816.60%13,992
1965211,8896.59%13,107
1964198,7826.61%12,329
1963186,4536.60%11,550
1962174,9036.60%10,834
1961164,0696.59%10,149
1960153,9209.64%13,539
1959140,3819.84%12,572
1958127,8099.84%11,447
1957116,3629.82%10,407
1956105,9559.85%9,502
195596,4539.84%8,638
195487,8159.84%7,864
195379,9519.82%7,151
195272,8009.85%6,528
195166,2729.84%5,936
195060,3360.00%

Tijuana Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Mexico City21,918,9360.63%
Guadalajara5,259,2961.54%
Monterrey4,955,5061.67%
Puebla3,244,7101.56%
Toluca De Lerdo2,522,4072.24%
Tijuana2,181,1041.90%
Leon De Los Aldamas1,848,9321.31%
La Laguna1,674,2583.68%
Ciudad Juarez1,539,7581.35%
Queretaro1,364,4461.89%
San Luis Potosi1,235,4261.55%
Merida1,181,3871.71%
Mexicali1,140,2981.73%
Aguascalientes1,124,9091.67%
Cuernavaca1,091,1731.50%
Chihuahua1,075,8612.00%
Tampico1,016,5141.52%
Saltillo1,000,7501.72%
Acapulco De Juarez992,2051.31%
Cancun971,7982.95%

Other Cities in Mexico

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

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