Cancun, Mexico Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cancun, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Cancun in 2019 is 915,000, a 3.27% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Cancun in 2018 was 886,000, a 3.38% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Cancun in 2017 was 857,000, a 3.38% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Cancun in 2016 was 829,000, a 3.37% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mexico
City Name Population
Mexico City 21,672,000
Guadalajara 5,101,000
Monterrey 4,793,000
Puebla 3,145,000
Toluca de Lerdo 2,411,000
Tijuana 2,099,000
Leon de los Aldamas 1,802,000
La Laguna 1,553,000
Ciudad Juarez 1,499,000
Queretaro 1,314,000
San Luis Potosi 1,198,000
Merida 1,142,000
Mexicali 1,101,000
Aguascalientes 1,088,000
Cuernavaca 1,059,000
Chihuahua 1,033,000
Tampico 986,000
Acapulco de Juarez 967,000
Saltillo 967,000
Morelia 936,000
Cancun 915,000
Veracruz 907,000
Villahermosa 883,000
Reynosa 881,000
Hermosillo 852,000
Tuxtla Gutierrez 831,000
Culiacan 822,000
Xalapa 764,000
Oaxaca de Juarez 694,000
Celaya 673,000
Pachuca de Soto 621,000
Durango 619,000
Tlaxcala 586,000
Poza Rica de Hidalgo 559,000
Matamoros 555,000
Tepic 534,000
Cuautla Morelos 508,000
Puerto Vallarta 501,000
Orizaba 470,000
Mazatlan 447,000
Irapuato 445,000
Nuevo Laredo 440,000
Colima 402,000
Minatitlan 396,000
Coatzacoalcos 390,000
Ciudad Obregon 365,000
Zacatecas 362,000
Ciudad Victoria 356,000
Monclova 356,000
Cordoba 348,000
Tehuacan 337,000
Ensenada 329,000
Uruapan 323,000
Los Mochis 307,000
Cancun - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%