Medellin, Colombia Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Medellin, Colombia metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Medellin in 2021 is 4,034,000, a 0.85% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Medellin in 2020 was 4,000,000, a 0.83% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Medellin in 2019 was 3,967,000, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Medellin in 2018 was 3,934,000, a 1.76% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Colombia
City Name Population
Bogota 11,167,000
Medellin 4,034,000
Cali 2,810,000
Barranquilla 2,299,000
Bucaramanga 1,349,000
Cartagena 1,071,000
Cucuta 943,000
Ibague 591,000
Pereira 580,000
Villavicencio 553,000
Valledupar 548,000
Santa Marta 534,000
Buenaventura 460,000
Manizales 450,000
Monteria 433,000
Armenia 414,000
Pasto 391,000
Neiva 359,000
Medellin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 4,034,000 0.85%
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%