Paraguay Population (LIVE)

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Paraguay Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Paraguay is 6,919,424 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Paraguay 2023 population is estimated at 6,861,524 people at mid year.
  • Paraguay population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • Paraguay ranks number 108 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Paraguay is 17 per Km2 (45 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 397,300 Km2 (153,398 sq. miles)
  • 67.3 % of the population is urban (4,618,686 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Paraguay is 26.2 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 Paraguay (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationParaguay
Global Rank
2024 6,947,270 1.25 % 85,746 -12,499 26.5 2.40 17 67.6 % 4,694,516 0.09 % 8,118,835,999 108
2023 6,861,524 1.19 % 80,780 -12,499 26.2 2.42 17 67.3 % 4,618,686 0.09 % 8,045,311,447 108
2022 6,780,744 1.15 % 76,945 -12,499 25.9 2.44 17 67.0 % 4,543,267 0.09 % 7,975,105,156 109
2020 6,618,695 1.36 % 88,669 -8,230 25.3 2.50 17 66.4 % 4,394,032 0.08 % 7,840,952,880 109
2015 6,177,950 1.38 % 81,867 -16,833 23.7 2.65 16 65.3 % 4,033,246 0.08 % 7,426,597,537 111
2010 5,768,613 1.04 % 58,347 -26,173 22.0 2.73 15 63.8 % 3,680,011 0.08 % 6,985,603,105 110
2005 5,476,878 1.34 % 70,612 -42,163 20.4 3.04 14 61.0 % 3,340,099 0.08 % 6,558,176,119 108
2000 5,123,819 2.16 % 103,980-15,880 19.1 3.55 13 57.3 % 2,934,051 0.08 % 6,148,898,975 108
1995 4,603,917 2.55 % 108,944 -7,653 18.5 4.11 12 53.9 % 2,481,860 0.08 % 5,743,219,454 111
1990 4,059,195 2.80 % 104,739 -4,689 18.3 4.55 10 50.5 % 2,051,842 0.08 % 5,316,175,862 115
1985 3,535,498 2.80 % 91,317 -3,564 18.0 4.97 9 46.7 % 1,651,691 0.07 % 4,861,730,613 116
1980 3,078,912 2.55 % 72,850 -2,802 17.5 5.12 8 43.1 % 1,325,938 0.07 % 4,444,007,706 120
1975 2,714,664 2.42 % 61,175 -3,803 16.6 5.21 7 40.1 % 1,087,938 0.07 % 4,069,437,231 121
1970 2,408,787 2.36 % 53,127 -12,579 15.8 5.74 6 38.1 % 917,029 0.07 % 3,695,390,336 121
1965 2,143,153 2.49 % 49,665 -13,720 15.5 6.36 5 36.7 % 786,779 0.06 % 3,337,111,983 119
1960 1,894,829 2.37 % 41,816 -14,610 15.4 6.50 5 35.7 % 676,837 0.06 % 3,019,233,434 121
1955 1,685,747 2.30 % 36,187 -15,424 15.4 6.51 4 34.8 % 586,668 0.06 % 2,746,072,141 119
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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Paraguay Population Forecast

-12,499
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationParaguay
Global Rank
2025 7,031,341 1.22 % 82,529 -12,499 26.8 2.38 18 67.8 % 4,770,669 0.09 % 8,191,988,453 108
2030 7,425,448 1.10 % 78,821 -12,499 28.3 2.28 19 69.4 % 5,154,236 0.09 % 8,546,141,327 107
2035 7,773,694 0.92 % 69,649 -12,499 29.6 2.18 20 71.2 % 5,538,252 0.09 % 8,879,397,401 108
2040 8,083,610 0.78 % 61,983 -12,499 30.9 2.11 20 73.2 % 5,914,612 0.09 % 9,188,250,492 108
2045 8,356,299 0.67 % 54,538 -12,499 32.2 2.05 21 75.1 % 6,275,355 0.09 % 9,467,543,575 108
2050 8,591,486 0.56 % 47,037   33.5 2.00 22 76.9 % 6,607,228 0.09 % 9,709,491,761 110
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).

Paraguay Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Paraguay
Life Expectancy
74.10 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
15.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
19.0
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Paraguay

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Asuncion 1,482,200
2 Ciudad del Este 320,782
3 San Lorenzo 227,876
4 Capiata 198,553
5 Lambare 126,377
6 Fernando de la Mora 120,167
7 Limpio 96,143
8 Nemby 94,641
9 Pedro Juan Caballero 75,109
10 Encarnacion 74,983
11 Mariano Roque Alonso 72,008
12 Itaugua 64,997
13 Villa Elisa 64,099
14 Villa Hayes 57,217
15 San Antonio 55,754
16 Caaguazu 54,808
17 Presidente Franco 54,292
18 Coronel Oviedo 51,286
19 Concepcion 48,123
20 Villarrica 41,157
21 Pilar 28,716
22 Caazapa 23,996
23 Caacupe 21,696
24 Ita 18,459
25 San Juan Bautista 16,593

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Paraguay (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 Paraguay 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.