Panama Population (LIVE)

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Panama Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Panama is 4,516,647 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Panama 2023 population is estimated at 4,468,087 people at mid year.
  • Panama population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Panama ranks number 128 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Panama is 60 per Km2 (156 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 74,340 Km2 (28,703 sq. miles)
  • 69.6 % of the population is urban (3,110,929 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Panama is 29.3 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Panama (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPanama
Global Rank
2024 4,527,961 1.34 % 59,874 6,556 29.6 2.26 61 70.0 % 3,170,174 0.06 % 8,118,835,999 128
2023 4,468,087 1.35 % 59,506 7,262 29.3 2.28 60 69.6 % 3,110,929 0.06 % 8,045,311,447 128
2022 4,408,581 1.32 % 57,314 7,967 29.1 2.30 59 69.2 % 3,051,878 0.06 % 7,975,105,156 128
2020 4,294,396 1.46 % 61,864 5,473 28.6 2.34 58 68.3 % 2,934,512 0.05 % 7,840,952,880 129
2015 3,957,099 1.78 % 66,696 8,648 27.2 2.56 53 66.9 % 2,647,313 0.05 % 7,426,597,537 128
2010 3,623,617 1.85 % 63,550 4,953 25.9 2.60 49 65.5 % 2,373,195 0.05 % 6,985,603,105 131
2005 3,305,868 1.95 % 60,827 3,843 24.6 2.67 44 64.2 % 2,120,900 0.05 % 6,558,176,119 132
2000 3,001,731 2.02 % 57,1332,602 23.3 2.74 40 62.8 % 1,884,828 0.05 % 6,148,898,975 134
1995 2,716,067 2.08 % 53,220 1,221 21.9 2.85 37 58.6 % 1,592,910 0.05 % 5,743,219,454 132
1990 2,449,968 2.20 % 50,581 -854 20.5 3.10 33 54.4 % 1,331,936 0.05 % 5,316,175,862 132
1985 2,197,065 2.34 % 48,016 -2,297 19.2 3.43 30 52.7 % 1,157,199 0.05 % 4,861,730,613 134
1980 1,956,987 2.44 % 44,422 -2,701 18.1 3.81 26 51.0 % 998,139 0.04 % 4,444,007,706 133
1975 1,734,876 2.73 % 43,738 -2,635 17.1 4.42 23 49.3 % 855,822 0.04 % 4,069,437,231 135
1970 1,516,188 2.96 % 41,126 -2,476 16.6 5.17 20 47.7 % 723,791 0.04 % 3,695,390,336 135
1965 1,310,556 3.06 % 36,713 -2,454 16.6 5.73 18 44.6 % 584,097 0.04 % 3,337,111,983 137
1960 1,126,989 2.83 % 29,397 -2,409 16.8 5.84 15 41.5 % 467,323 0.04 % 3,019,233,434 136
1955 980,004 2.62 % 23,785 -2,574 17.2 5.76 13 38.5 % 377,396 0.04 % 2,746,072,141 137
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Panama Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationPanama
Global Rank
2025 4,586,672 1.33 % 58,455 5,857 29.9 2.24 62 70.4 % 3,229,574 0.06 % 8,191,988,453 128
2030 4,864,126 1.18 % 55,491 3,894 31.3 2.15 65 72.5 % 3,527,608 0.06 % 8,546,141,327 127
2035 5,120,748 1.03 % 51,324 2,981 32.7 2.09 69 74.7 % 3,824,043 0.06 % 8,879,397,401 127
2040 5,353,222 0.89 % 46,495 2,257 34.1 2.02 72 76.9 % 4,114,605 0.06 % 9,188,250,492 127
2045 5,558,419 0.76 % 41,039 1,816 35.5 1.98 75 79.0 % 4,392,362 0.06 % 9,467,543,575 125
2050 5,736,121 0.63 % 35,540   36.9 1.93 77 81.1 % 4,652,366 0.06 % 9,709,491,761 123
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Panama Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Panama
Life Expectancy
78.56 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
12.8
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
16.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Panama

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Panama 408,168
2 San Miguelito 321,501
3 Juan Diaz 100,636
4 David 81,957
5 Arraijan 76,815
6 Colon 76,643
7 Las Cumbres 69,102
8 La Chorrera 61,232
9 Pedregal 51,641
10 Tocumen 50,844
11 Santiago de Veraguas 45,355
12 Parque Lefevre 36,997
13 Chilibre 33,536
14 Cativa 29,607
15 Rio Abajo 26,607
16 Nuevo Belen 24,056
17 Ancon 20,706
18 Alcalde Diaz 20,285
19 El Chorrillo 18,302
20 Changuinola 17,997
21 La Cabima 17,975
22 La Concepcion 17,698
23 Pedregal 17,427
24 Veracruz 17,144
25 Curundu 16,361
26 Penonome 16,250
27 Sabanitas 15,577

See also

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Notes

The Panama Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Panama delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Panama (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Panama in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.