Culiacan, 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 Culiacan, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Culiacan in 2020 is 839,000, a 2.07% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Culiacan in 2019 was 822,000, a 2.24% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Culiacan in 2018 was 804,000, a 2.16% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Culiacan in 2017 was 787,000, a 2.08% 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
Culiacan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 839,000 2.07%
2019 822,000 2.24%
2018 804,000 2.16%
2017 787,000 2.08%
2016 771,000 2.25%
2015 754,000 2.17%
2014 738,000 2.22%
2013 722,000 2.12%
2012 707,000 2.17%
2011 692,000 2.22%
2010 677,000 2.42%
2009 661,000 2.32%
2008 646,000 2.54%
2007 630,000 2.27%
2006 616,000 2.33%
2005 602,000 2.03%
2004 590,000 2.08%
2003 578,000 1.94%
2002 567,000 1.98%
2001 556,000 2.02%
2000 545,000 1.68%
1999 536,000 1.71%
1998 527,000 1.54%
1997 519,000 1.57%
1996 511,000 2.40%
1995 499,000 3.53%
1994 482,000 3.43%
1993 466,000 3.56%
1992 450,000 3.69%
1991 434,000 3.58%
1990 419,000 3.20%
1989 406,000 3.31%
1988 393,000 3.15%
1987 381,000 3.25%
1986 369,000 3.07%
1985 358,000 3.17%
1984 347,000 3.27%
1983 336,000 3.38%
1982 325,000 3.17%
1981 315,000 2.94%
1980 306,000 5.88%
1979 289,000 5.86%
1978 273,000 5.81%
1977 258,000 6.17%
1976 243,000 5.65%
1975 230,000 5.99%
1974 217,000 5.85%
1973 205,000 6.22%
1972 193,000 6.04%
1971 182,000 5.81%
1970 172,000 6.83%
1969 161,000 7.33%
1968 150,000 7.14%
1967 140,000 7.69%
1966 130,000 6.56%
1965 122,000 7.96%
1964 113,000 6.60%
1963 106,000 8.16%
1962 98,000 6.52%
1961 92,000 8.24%
1960 85,000 4.94%
1959 81,000 6.58%
1958 76,000 5.56%
1957 72,000 5.88%
1956 68,000 4.62%
1955 65,000 6.56%
1954 61,000 5.17%
1953 58,000 5.45%
1952 55,000 5.77%
1951 52,000 6.12%
1950 49,000 0.00%