San Salvador, El Salvador 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 San Salvador, El Salvador metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of San Salvador in 2020 is 1,106,000, a 0% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of San Salvador in 2019 was 1,106,000, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • The metro area population of San Salvador in 2018 was 1,107,000, a 0.27% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of San Salvador in 2017 was 1,104,000, a 0.18% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in El Salvador
City Name Population
San Salvador 1,106,000
San Salvador - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,106,000 0.00%
2019 1,106,000 -0.09%
2018 1,107,000 0.27%
2017 1,104,000 0.18%
2016 1,102,000 0.27%
2015 1,099,000 0.18%
2014 1,097,000 0.27%
2013 1,094,000 0.27%
2012 1,091,000 0.18%
2011 1,089,000 0.28%
2010 1,086,000 0.18%
2009 1,084,000 0.28%
2008 1,081,000 0.19%
2007 1,079,000 0.28%
2006 1,076,000 0.19%
2005 1,074,000 0.28%
2004 1,071,000 0.19%
2003 1,069,000 0.19%
2002 1,067,000 0.28%
2001 1,064,000 0.19%
2000 1,062,000 0.28%
1999 1,059,000 0.19%
1998 1,057,000 0.28%
1997 1,054,000 0.19%
1996 1,052,000 0.29%
1995 1,049,000 0.19%
1994 1,047,000 0.19%
1993 1,045,000 0.97%
1992 1,035,000 3.29%
1991 1,002,000 3.30%
1990 970,000 3.30%
1989 939,000 3.30%
1988 909,000 3.30%
1987 880,000 3.29%
1986 852,000 3.27%
1985 825,000 3.38%
1984 798,000 3.23%
1983 773,000 3.34%
1982 748,000 3.31%
1981 724,000 3.28%
1980 701,000 3.24%
1979 679,000 3.35%
1978 657,000 3.30%
1977 636,000 3.25%
1976 616,000 3.36%
1975 596,000 3.29%
1974 577,000 3.22%
1973 559,000 3.33%
1972 541,000 3.24%
1971 524,000 4.80%
1970 500,000 5.04%
1969 476,000 4.85%
1968 454,000 4.85%
1967 433,000 4.84%
1966 413,000 4.82%
1965 394,000 4.79%
1964 376,000 4.74%
1963 359,000 4.97%
1962 342,000 4.91%
1961 326,000 4.82%
1960 311,000 4.71%
1959 297,000 4.95%
1958 283,000 4.81%
1957 270,000 4.65%
1956 258,000 4.88%
1955 246,000 5.13%
1954 234,000 4.46%
1953 224,000 5.16%
1952 213,000 4.93%
1951 203,000 4.64%
1950 194,000 0.00%