Mexicali, Mexico Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mexicali, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mexicali in 2021 is 1,140,000, a 1.69% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Mexicali in 2020 was 1,121,000, a 1.82% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mexicali in 2019 was 1,101,000, a 1.76% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mexicali in 2018 was 1,082,000, a 1.79% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Other Cities in Mexico
City Name Population
Mexico City 21,919,000
Guadalajara 5,259,000
Monterrey 4,956,000
Puebla 3,245,000
Toluca de Lerdo 2,522,000
Tijuana 2,181,000
Leon de los Aldamas 1,849,000
La Laguna 1,674,000
Ciudad Juarez 1,540,000
Queretaro 1,364,000
San Luis Potosi 1,235,000
Merida 1,181,000
Mexicali 1,140,000
Aguascalientes 1,125,000
Cuernavaca 1,091,000
Chihuahua 1,076,000
Tampico 1,017,000
Saltillo 1,001,000
Acapulco de Juarez 992,000
Cancun 972,000
Morelia 962,000
Veracruz 930,000
Reynosa 917,000
Villahermosa 914,000
Hermosillo 884,000
Tuxtla Gutierrez 865,000
Culiacan 856,000
Xalapa 787,000
Oaxaca de Juarez 715,000
Celaya 690,000
Pachuca de Soto 646,000
Durango 643,000
Tlaxcala 607,000
Matamoros 571,000
Poza Rica de Hidalgo 571,000
Tepic 558,000
Puerto Vallarta 530,000
Cuautla Morelos 525,000
Orizaba 481,000
Mazatlan 462,000
Irapuato 460,000
Nuevo Laredo 453,000
Colima 418,000
Minatitlan 406,000
Coatzacoalcos 400,000
Ciudad Obregon 380,000
Zacatecas 375,000
Ciudad Victoria 368,000
Monclova 366,000
Cordoba 356,000
Tehuacan 347,000
Ensenada 341,000
Uruapan 337,000
Los Mochis 319,000
Mexicali - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,140,000 1.69%
2020 1,121,000 1.82%
2019 1,101,000 1.76%
2018 1,082,000 1.79%
2017 1,063,000 1.82%
2016 1,044,000 1.75%
2015 1,026,000 1.79%
2014 1,008,000 1.82%
2013 990,000 1.85%
2012 972,000 1.78%
2011 955,000 1.81%
2010 938,000 1.96%
2009 920,000 2.00%
2008 902,000 2.04%
2007 884,000 1.96%
2006 867,000 2.00%
2005 850,000 1.92%
2004 834,000 2.08%
2003 817,000 2.00%
2002 801,000 1.91%
2001 786,000 2.08%
2000 770,000 2.26%
1999 753,000 2.45%
1998 735,000 2.37%
1997 718,000 2.43%
1996 701,000 2.49%
1995 684,000 2.40%
1994 668,000 2.45%
1993 652,000 2.52%
1992 636,000 2.42%
1991 621,000 2.48%
1990 606,000 4.84%
1989 578,000 6.06%
1988 545,000 5.83%
1987 515,000 5.97%
1986 486,000 6.11%
1985 458,000 5.77%
1984 433,000 6.13%
1983 408,000 5.97%
1982 385,000 6.06%
1981 363,000 5.83%
1980 343,000 2.69%
1979 334,000 2.77%
1978 325,000 2.52%
1977 317,000 2.26%
1976 310,000 2.65%
1975 302,000 2.72%
1974 294,000 2.44%
1973 287,000 2.50%
1972 280,000 2.56%
1971 273,000 2.63%
1970 266,000 3.50%
1969 257,000 4.47%
1968 246,000 4.24%
1967 236,000 4.42%
1966 226,000 4.15%
1965 217,000 4.33%
1964 208,000 4.52%
1963 199,000 4.19%
1962 191,000 4.37%
1961 183,000 4.57%
1960 175,000 10.06%
1959 159,000 10.42%
1958 144,000 9.92%
1957 131,000 10.08%
1956 119,000 10.19%
1955 108,000 10.20%
1954 98,000 10.11%
1953 89,000 11.25%
1952 80,000 9.59%
1951 73,000 10.61%
1950 66,000 0.00%