Sao Paulo, Brazil Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sao Paulo, Brazil metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Sao Paulo in 2019 is 21,847,000, a 0.91% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sao Paulo in 2018 was 21,650,000, a 1.21% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sao Paulo in 2017 was 21,392,000, a 1.21% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sao Paulo in 2016 was 21,136,000, a 1.21% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Brazil
City Name Population
Sao Paulo 21,847,000
Rio de Janeiro 13,374,000
Belo Horizonte 6,028,000
Brasilia 4,559,000
Porto Alegre 4,115,000
Recife 4,078,000
Fortaleza 4,026,000
Salvador 3,797,000
Curitiba 3,629,000
Campinas 3,256,000
Goiania 2,628,000
Belem 2,308,000
Manaus 2,217,000
Grande Vitoria 2,040,000
Baixada Santista 1,873,000
Grande Sao Luis 1,473,000
Natal 1,427,000
Joao Pessoa 1,363,000
Maceio 1,309,000
Joinville 1,287,000
Florianopolis 1,218,000
Teresina 1,011,000
Aracaju 991,000
Campo Grande 886,000
Londrina 872,000
Sorocaba 776,000
Sao Jose dos Campos 712,000
Ribeirao Preto 704,000
Uberlandia 678,000
Jundiai 668,000
Feira De Santana 594,000
Cuiaba 586,000
Juiz De Fora 570,000
Vale do Aco 518,000
Porto Velho 499,000
Caxias Do Sul 478,000
Macapa 476,000
Petrolina 468,000
Juazeiro Do Norte 454,000
Campos dos Goytacazes 449,000
Volta Redonda 445,000
Sao Jose do Rio Preto 434,000
Maringa 414,000
Campina Grande 397,000
Piracicaba 397,000
Montes Claros 393,000
Anapolis 380,000
Bauru 373,000
Rio Branco 365,000
Franca 349,000
Ponta Grossa 346,000
Blumenau 343,000
Boa Vista 338,000
Uberaba 330,000
Caruaru 327,000
Pelotas 325,000
Vitoria da Conquista 323,000
Cascavel 310,000
Taubate 309,000
Sao Paulo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 21,847,000 0.91%
2018 21,650,000 1.21%
2017 21,392,000 1.21%
2016 21,136,000 1.21%
2015 20,883,000 1.21%
2014 20,633,000 1.21%
2013 20,387,000 1.21%
2012 20,143,000 1.21%
2011 19,902,000 1.23%
2010 19,660,000 1.46%
2009 19,377,000 1.45%
2008 19,100,000 1.46%
2007 18,825,000 1.46%
2006 18,555,000 1.46%
2005 18,288,000 1.45%
2004 18,026,000 1.46%
2003 17,767,000 1.46%
2002 17,512,000 1.46%
2001 17,260,000 1.45%
2000 17,014,000 1.35%
1999 16,788,000 1.35%
1998 16,565,000 1.35%
1997 16,345,000 1.35%
1996 16,128,000 1.35%
1995 15,913,000 1.34%
1994 15,702,000 1.34%
1993 15,494,000 1.35%
1992 15,288,000 1.45%
1991 15,069,000 1.98%
1990 14,776,000 1.98%
1989 14,489,000 1.98%
1988 14,208,000 1.99%
1987 13,931,000 1.98%
1986 13,660,000 1.98%
1985 13,395,000 1.98%
1984 13,135,000 1.99%
1983 12,879,000 1.98%
1982 12,629,000 1.98%
1981 12,384,000 2.44%
1980 12,089,000 4.69%
1979 11,547,000 4.69%
1978 11,030,000 4.69%
1977 10,536,000 4.68%
1976 10,065,000 4.69%
1975 9,614,000 4.68%
1974 9,184,000 4.70%
1973 8,772,000 4.68%
1972 8,380,000 4.70%
1971 8,004,000 5.04%
1970 7,620,000 6.75%
1969 7,138,000 6.76%
1968 6,686,000 6.77%
1967 6,262,000 6.75%
1966 5,866,000 6.77%
1965 5,494,000 6.74%
1964 5,147,000 6.78%
1963 4,820,000 6.76%
1962 4,515,000 6.76%
1961 4,229,000 6.52%
1960 3,970,000 5.47%
1959 3,764,000 5.43%
1958 3,570,000 5.47%
1957 3,385,000 5.45%
1956 3,210,000 5.45%
1955 3,044,000 5.47%
1954 2,886,000 5.44%
1953 2,737,000 5.43%
1952 2,596,000 5.49%
1951 2,461,000 5.44%
1950 2,334,000 0.00%