Chihuahua, 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 Chihuahua, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Chihuahua in 2020 is 1,055,000, a 2.13% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Chihuahua in 2019 was 1,033,000, a 2.08% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Chihuahua in 2018 was 1,012,000, a 2.12% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Chihuahua in 2017 was 991,000, a 2.16% 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
Chihuahua - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,055,000 2.13%
2019 1,033,000 2.08%
2018 1,012,000 2.12%
2017 991,000 2.16%
2016 970,000 2.11%
2015 950,000 2.15%
2014 930,000 2.20%
2013 910,000 2.13%
2012 891,000 2.18%
2011 872,000 2.11%
2010 854,000 2.03%
2009 837,000 1.95%
2008 821,000 1.99%
2007 805,000 2.03%
2006 789,000 1.94%
2005 774,000 1.98%
2004 759,000 2.02%
2003 744,000 1.92%
2002 730,000 1.96%
2001 716,000 1.99%
2000 702,000 2.33%
1999 686,000 2.39%
1998 670,000 2.29%
1997 655,000 2.34%
1996 640,000 2.40%
1995 625,000 2.46%
1994 610,000 2.35%
1993 596,000 2.41%
1992 582,000 2.28%
1991 569,000 2.34%
1990 556,000 2.96%
1989 540,000 3.05%
1988 524,000 2.95%
1987 509,000 3.04%
1986 494,000 3.13%
1985 479,000 3.01%
1984 465,000 2.88%
1983 452,000 3.20%
1982 438,000 3.06%
1981 425,000 2.91%
1980 413,000 3.77%
1979 398,000 3.65%
1978 384,000 3.78%
1977 370,000 3.64%
1976 357,000 3.78%
1975 344,000 3.61%
1974 332,000 3.75%
1973 320,000 3.90%
1972 308,000 3.70%
1971 297,000 3.48%
1970 287,000 3.99%
1969 276,000 4.15%
1968 265,000 3.92%
1967 255,000 4.08%
1966 245,000 4.26%
1965 235,000 3.98%
1964 226,000 4.15%
1963 217,000 3.83%
1962 209,000 3.98%
1961 201,000 4.15%
1960 193,000 7.82%
1959 179,000 8.48%
1958 165,000 7.84%
1957 153,000 8.51%
1956 141,000 8.46%
1955 130,000 8.33%
1954 120,000 8.11%
1953 111,000 7.77%
1952 103,000 8.42%
1951 95,000 9.20%
1950 87,000 0.00%