Cancun, Mexico Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cancun, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cancun in 2022 is 998,000, a 2.67% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Cancun in 2021 was 972,000, a 2.97% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Cancun in 2020 was 944,000, a 3.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Cancun in 2019 was 915,000, a 3.27% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mexico
City Name Population
Mexico City 22,085,000
Guadalajara 5,340,000
Monterrey 5,037,000
Puebla 3,295,000
Toluca de Lerdo 2,576,000
Tijuana 2,221,000
Leon de los Aldamas 1,874,000
La Laguna 1,730,000
Ciudad Juarez 1,561,000
Queretaro 1,389,000
San Luis Potosi 1,254,000
Merida 1,201,000
Mexicali 1,160,000
Aguascalientes 1,143,000
Cuernavaca 1,107,000
Chihuahua 1,096,000
Tampico 1,032,000
Saltillo 1,018,000
Acapulco de Juarez 1,005,000
Cancun 998,000
Morelia 975,000
Veracruz 943,000
Reynosa 935,000
Villahermosa 929,000
Hermosillo 900,000
Tuxtla Gutierrez 882,000
Culiacan 873,000
Xalapa 799,000
Oaxaca de Juarez 726,000
Celaya 699,000
Pachuca de Soto 658,000
Durango 654,000
Tlaxcala 617,000
Matamoros 579,000
Poza Rica de Hidalgo 577,000
Tepic 570,000
Puerto Vallarta 544,000
Cuautla Morelos 534,000
Orizaba 487,000
Mazatlan 470,000
Irapuato 468,000
Nuevo Laredo 460,000
Colima 426,000
Minatitlan 411,000
Coatzacoalcos 406,000
Ciudad Obregon 388,000
Zacatecas 381,000
Ciudad Victoria 374,000
Monclova 371,000
Cordoba 361,000
Tehuacan 352,000
Ensenada 347,000
Uruapan 343,000
Los Mochis 325,000
Cancun - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 998,000 2.67%
2021 972,000 2.97%
2020 944,000 3.17%
2019 915,000 3.27%
2018 886,000 3.38%
2017 857,000 3.38%
2016 829,000 3.37%
2015 802,000 3.35%
2014 776,000 3.47%
2013 750,000 3.31%
2012 726,000 3.42%
2011 702,000 3.39%
2010 679,000 4.30%
2009 651,000 4.49%
2008 623,000 4.53%
2007 596,000 4.56%
2006 570,000 4.40%
2005 546,000 4.60%
2004 522,000 4.40%
2003 500,000 4.38%
2002 479,000 4.59%
2001 458,000 4.57%
2000 438,000 7.09%
1999 409,000 8.78%
1998 376,000 8.67%
1997 346,000 8.81%
1996 318,000 8.90%
1995 292,000 8.55%
1994 269,000 8.91%
1993 247,000 8.81%
1992 227,000 8.61%
1991 209,000 8.85%
1990 192,000 15.66%
1989 166,000 19.42%
1988 139,000 19.83%
1987 116,000 19.59%
1986 97,000 18.29%
1985 82,000 20.59%
1984 68,000 19.30%
1983 57,000 18.75%
1982 48,000 20.00%
1981 40,000 17.65%
1980 34,000 70.00%
1979 20,000 81.82%
1978 11,000 83.33%
1977 6,000 50.00%
1976 4,000 100.00%
1975 2,000 100.00%
1974 1,000 0.00%
1973 1,000 0.00%
1972 0 0.00%
1971 0 0.00%
1970 0 0.00%
1969 0 0.00%
1968 0 0.00%
1967 0 0.00%
1966 0 0.00%
1965 0 0.00%
1964 0 0.00%
1963 0 0.00%
1962 0 0.00%
1961 0 0.00%
1960 0 0.00%
1959 0 0.00%
1958 0 0.00%
1957 0 0.00%
1956 0 0.00%
1955 0 0.00%
1954 0 0.00%
1953 0 0.00%
1952 0 0.00%
1951 0 0.00%
1950 0 0.00%