Cuenca, Ecuador 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 Cuenca, Ecuador metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Cuenca in 2020 is 418,000, a 2.2% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Cuenca in 2019 was 409,000, a 2.25% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Cuenca in 2018 was 400,000, a 2.56% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Cuenca in 2017 was 390,000, a 2.63% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Ecuador
City Name Population
Guayaquil 2,994,000
Quito 1,874,000
Cuenca 418,000
Santo Domingo 355,000
Cuenca - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 418,000 2.20%
2019 409,000 2.25%
2018 400,000 2.56%
2017 390,000 2.63%
2016 380,000 2.43%
2015 371,000 2.49%
2014 362,000 2.84%
2013 352,000 2.33%
2012 344,000 2.69%
2011 335,000 2.45%
2010 327,000 1.87%
2009 321,000 1.90%
2008 315,000 1.94%
2007 309,000 1.98%
2006 303,000 2.02%
2005 297,000 1.71%
2004 292,000 2.10%
2003 286,000 1.78%
2002 281,000 2.55%
2001 274,000 3.40%
2000 265,000 3.11%
1999 257,000 3.21%
1998 249,000 3.32%
1997 241,000 3.43%
1996 233,000 3.10%
1995 226,000 3.20%
1994 219,000 3.30%
1993 212,000 3.41%
1992 205,000 3.02%
1991 199,000 3.11%
1990 193,000 3.21%
1989 187,000 3.31%
1988 181,000 2.84%
1987 176,000 3.53%
1986 170,000 3.03%
1985 165,000 3.13%
1984 160,000 3.23%
1983 155,000 3.33%
1982 150,000 4.90%
1981 143,000 4.38%
1980 137,000 4.58%
1979 131,000 4.80%
1978 125,000 4.17%
1977 120,000 4.35%
1976 115,000 4.55%
1975 110,000 4.76%
1974 105,000 5.00%
1973 100,000 5.26%
1972 95,000 4.40%
1971 91,000 4.60%
1970 87,000 4.82%
1969 83,000 5.06%
1968 79,000 5.33%
1967 75,000 4.17%
1966 72,000 5.88%
1965 68,000 4.62%
1964 65,000 4.84%
1963 62,000 3.33%
1962 60,000 3.45%
1961 58,000 3.57%
1960 56,000 3.70%
1959 54,000 3.85%
1958 52,000 4.00%
1957 50,000 4.17%
1956 48,000 2.13%
1955 47,000 4.44%
1954 45,000 2.27%
1953 44,000 4.76%
1952 42,000 2.44%
1951 41,000 5.13%
1950 39,000 0.00%