Santa Marta, Colombia 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 Santa Marta, Colombia metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Santa Marta in 2020 is 527,000, a 1.15% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Santa Marta in 2019 was 521,000, a 1.36% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Santa Marta in 2018 was 514,000, a 2.19% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Santa Marta in 2017 was 503,000, a 2.24% 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
Santa Marta - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 527,000 1.15%
2019 521,000 1.36%
2018 514,000 2.19%
2017 503,000 2.24%
2016 492,000 2.29%
2015 481,000 2.34%
2014 470,000 2.17%
2013 460,000 2.22%
2012 450,000 2.27%
2011 440,000 2.33%
2010 430,000 2.14%
2009 421,000 2.43%
2008 411,000 2.24%
2007 402,000 2.03%
2006 394,000 2.34%
2005 385,000 2.94%
2004 374,000 3.03%
2003 363,000 3.13%
2002 352,000 3.23%
2001 341,000 3.02%
2000 331,000 3.12%
1999 321,000 2.88%
1998 312,000 3.31%
1997 302,000 3.07%
1996 293,000 3.17%
1995 284,000 2.90%
1994 276,000 3.76%
1993 266,000 5.56%
1992 252,000 5.00%
1991 240,000 5.73%
1990 227,000 5.09%
1989 216,000 5.37%
1988 205,000 5.67%
1987 194,000 4.86%
1986 185,000 5.11%
1985 176,000 4.14%
1984 169,000 4.32%
1983 162,000 3.85%
1982 156,000 4.00%
1981 150,000 4.17%
1980 144,000 4.35%
1979 138,000 3.76%
1978 133,000 3.91%
1977 128,000 4.07%
1976 123,000 4.24%
1975 118,000 4.42%
1974 113,000 3.67%
1973 109,000 1.87%
1972 107,000 2.88%
1971 104,000 1.96%
1970 102,000 2.00%
1969 100,000 2.04%
1968 98,000 3.16%
1967 95,000 2.15%
1966 93,000 2.20%
1965 91,000 2.25%
1964 89,000 7.23%
1963 83,000 6.41%
1962 78,000 6.85%
1961 73,000 7.35%
1960 68,000 6.25%
1959 64,000 6.67%
1958 60,000 7.14%
1957 56,000 7.69%
1956 52,000 6.12%
1955 49,000 6.52%
1954 46,000 6.98%
1953 43,000 7.50%
1952 40,000 8.11%
1951 37,000 5.71%
1950 35,000 0.00%