Mexicali, Mexico Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mexicali, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mexicali in 2022 is 1,160,000, a 1.75% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Mexicali in 2021 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Mexico
City Name Population
Mexico City 22,085,000
Guadalajara 5,340,000
Monterrey 5,037,000
Puebla 3,295,000
Toluca de Lerdo 2,576,000
Tijuana 2,221,000
Leon de los Aldamas 1,874,000
La Laguna 1,730,000
Ciudad Juarez 1,561,000
Queretaro 1,389,000
San Luis Potosi 1,254,000
Merida 1,201,000
Mexicali 1,160,000
Aguascalientes 1,143,000
Cuernavaca 1,107,000
Chihuahua 1,096,000
Tampico 1,032,000
Saltillo 1,018,000
Acapulco de Juarez 1,005,000
Cancun 998,000
Morelia 975,000
Veracruz 943,000
Reynosa 935,000
Villahermosa 929,000
Hermosillo 900,000
Tuxtla Gutierrez 882,000
Culiacan 873,000
Xalapa 799,000
Oaxaca de Juarez 726,000
Celaya 699,000
Pachuca de Soto 658,000
Durango 654,000
Tlaxcala 617,000
Matamoros 579,000
Poza Rica de Hidalgo 577,000
Tepic 570,000
Puerto Vallarta 544,000
Cuautla Morelos 534,000
Orizaba 487,000
Mazatlan 470,000
Irapuato 468,000
Nuevo Laredo 460,000
Colima 426,000
Minatitlan 411,000
Coatzacoalcos 406,000
Ciudad Obregon 388,000
Zacatecas 381,000
Ciudad Victoria 374,000
Monclova 371,000
Cordoba 361,000
Tehuacan 352,000
Ensenada 347,000
Uruapan 343,000
Los Mochis 325,000
Mexicali - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,160,000 1.75%
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%