Mexicali, 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 Mexicali, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mexicali in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Mexicali in 2017 was 1,063,000, a 1.82% 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
Mexicali - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%