Cancun, Mexico 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 Cancun, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cancun in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Cancun in 2018 was 886,000, a 3.38% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Cancun in 2017 was 857,000, a 3.38% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mexico
City Name Population
Mexico City 21,782,000
Guadalajara 5,179,000
Monterrey 4,874,000
Puebla 3,195,000
Toluca de Lerdo 2,467,000
Tijuana 2,140,000
Leon de los Aldamas 1,825,000
La Laguna 1,615,000
Ciudad Juarez 1,519,000
Queretaro 1,339,000
San Luis Potosi 1,217,000
Merida 1,161,000
Mexicali 1,121,000
Aguascalientes 1,106,000
Cuernavaca 1,075,000
Chihuahua 1,055,000
Tampico 1,001,000
Saltillo 984,000
Acapulco de Juarez 979,000
Morelia 949,000
Cancun 944,000
Veracruz 919,000
Reynosa 899,000
Villahermosa 898,000
Hermosillo 868,000
Tuxtla Gutierrez 848,000
Culiacan 839,000
Xalapa 776,000
Oaxaca de Juarez 705,000
Celaya 681,000
Pachuca de Soto 633,000
Durango 631,000
Tlaxcala 596,000
Poza Rica de Hidalgo 565,000
Matamoros 563,000
Tepic 546,000
Cuautla Morelos 517,000
Puerto Vallarta 516,000
Orizaba 475,000
Mazatlan 455,000
Irapuato 453,000
Nuevo Laredo 447,000
Colima 410,000
Minatitlan 401,000
Coatzacoalcos 395,000
Ciudad Obregon 372,000
Zacatecas 369,000
Ciudad Victoria 362,000
Monclova 361,000
Cordoba 352,000
Tehuacan 342,000
Ensenada 335,000
Uruapan 330,000
Los Mochis 313,000
Cancun - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%