Sao Paulo, Brazil Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sao Paulo, Brazil metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2020 is 22,043,000, a 0.9% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2019 was 21,847,000, a 0.91% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2018 was 21,650,000, a 1.21% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2017 was 21,392,000, a 1.21% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Brazil
City Name Population
Sao Paulo 22,043,000
Rio de Janeiro 13,458,000
Belo Horizonte 6,084,000
Brasilia 4,646,000
Porto Alegre 4,137,000
Recife 4,127,000
Fortaleza 4,073,000
Salvador 3,839,000
Curitiba 3,679,000
Campinas 3,301,000
Goiania 2,690,000
Belem 2,334,000
Manaus 2,261,000
Grande Vitoria 2,076,000
Baixada Santista 1,892,000
Grande Sao Luis 1,486,000
Natal 1,457,000
Joao Pessoa 1,378,000
Maceio 1,323,000
Joinville 1,303,000
Florianopolis 1,239,000
Teresina 1,021,000
Aracaju 1,009,000
Campo Grande 897,000
Londrina 886,000
Sorocaba 786,000
Sao Jose dos Campos 722,000
Ribeirao Preto 714,000
Uberlandia 687,000
Jundiai 679,000
Feira De Santana 602,000
Cuiaba 589,000
Juiz De Fora 575,000
Vale do Aco 522,000
Porto Velho 510,000
Macapa 486,000
Caxias Do Sul 484,000
Petrolina 477,000
Juazeiro Do Norte 461,000
Campos dos Goytacazes 451,000
Volta Redonda 445,000
Sao Jose do Rio Preto 439,000
Maringa 420,000
Piracicaba 401,000
Campina Grande 400,000
Montes Claros 398,000
Anapolis 385,000
Bauru 376,000
Rio Branco 370,000
Franca 352,000
Ponta Grossa 349,000
Blumenau 348,000
Boa Vista 344,000
Uberaba 333,000
Caruaru 331,000
Vitoria da Conquista 328,000
Pelotas 326,000
Cascavel 314,000
Taubate 313,000
Sao Paulo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 22,043,000 0.90%
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%