Medellin, Colombia Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Medellin, Colombia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Medellin in 2020 is 4,000,000, a 0.83% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Medellin in 2019 was 3,967,000, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Medellin in 2018 was 3,934,000, a 1.76% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Medellin in 2017 was 3,866,000, a 1.74% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Colombia
City Name Population
Bogota 10,978,000
Medellin 4,000,000
Cali 2,782,000
Barranquilla 2,273,000
Bucaramanga 1,331,000
Cartagena 1,063,000
Cucuta 933,000
Ibague 586,000
Pereira 580,000
Villavicencio 544,000
Valledupar 533,000
Santa Marta 527,000
Buenaventura 451,000
Manizales 448,000
Monteria 426,000
Armenia 410,000
Pasto 388,000
Neiva 357,000
Medellin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 4,000,000 0.83%
2019 3,967,000 0.84%
2018 3,934,000 1.76%
2017 3,866,000 1.74%
2016 3,800,000 1.74%
2015 3,735,000 1.74%
2014 3,671,000 1.75%
2013 3,608,000 1.72%
2012 3,547,000 1.75%
2011 3,486,000 1.75%
2010 3,426,000 1.75%
2009 3,367,000 1.72%
2008 3,310,000 1.75%
2007 3,253,000 1.75%
2006 3,197,000 1.72%
2005 3,143,000 2.75%
2004 3,059,000 2.86%
2003 2,974,000 2.87%
2002 2,891,000 2.85%
2001 2,811,000 2.85%
2000 2,733,000 2.86%
1999 2,657,000 2.83%
1998 2,584,000 2.87%
1997 2,512,000 2.87%
1996 2,442,000 2.86%
1995 2,374,000 2.86%
1994 2,308,000 2.49%
1993 2,252,000 1.81%
1992 2,212,000 1.79%
1991 2,173,000 1.78%
1990 2,135,000 1.81%
1989 2,097,000 1.75%
1988 2,061,000 1.83%
1987 2,024,000 1.76%
1986 1,989,000 2.00%
1985 1,950,000 2.42%
1984 1,904,000 2.42%
1983 1,859,000 2.37%
1982 1,816,000 2.43%
1981 1,773,000 2.43%
1980 1,731,000 2.43%
1979 1,690,000 2.42%
1978 1,650,000 2.42%
1977 1,611,000 2.42%
1976 1,573,000 2.41%
1975 1,536,000 2.40%
1974 1,500,000 3.16%
1973 1,454,000 4.91%
1972 1,386,000 4.92%
1971 1,321,000 4.84%
1970 1,260,000 4.91%
1969 1,201,000 4.89%
1968 1,145,000 4.85%
1967 1,092,000 4.90%
1966 1,041,000 4.94%
1965 992,000 4.86%
1964 946,000 6.89%
1963 885,000 6.76%
1962 829,000 6.83%
1961 776,000 6.74%
1960 727,000 6.91%
1959 680,000 6.75%
1958 637,000 6.88%
1957 596,000 6.81%
1956 558,000 6.69%
1955 523,000 6.95%
1954 489,000 6.77%
1953 458,000 6.76%
1952 429,000 6.72%
1951 402,000 6.91%
1950 376,000 0.00%