Mexico City, 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 Mexico City, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mexico City in 2020 is 21,782,000, a 0.51% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Mexico City in 2019 was 21,672,000, a 0.42% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Mexico City in 2018 was 21,581,000, a 0.38% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Mexico City in 2017 was 21,500,000, a 0.37% 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
Mexico City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 21,782,000 0.51%
2019 21,672,000 0.42%
2018 21,581,000 0.38%
2017 21,500,000 0.37%
2016 21,420,000 0.37%
2015 21,340,000 1.17%
2014 21,094,000 1.17%
2013 20,850,000 1.16%
2012 20,610,000 1.17%
2011 20,372,000 1.17%
2010 20,137,000 0.90%
2009 19,958,000 0.87%
2008 19,785,000 0.87%
2007 19,614,000 0.87%
2006 19,444,000 0.87%
2005 19,276,000 0.87%
2004 19,110,000 0.88%
2003 18,944,000 0.87%
2002 18,780,000 0.87%
2001 18,618,000 0.87%
2000 18,457,000 1.39%
1999 18,204,000 1.70%
1998 17,900,000 1.70%
1997 17,601,000 1.70%
1996 17,307,000 1.70%
1995 17,017,000 1.70%
1994 16,733,000 1.70%
1993 16,453,000 1.69%
1992 16,179,000 1.70%
1991 15,908,000 1.70%
1990 15,642,000 1.80%
1989 15,365,000 1.85%
1988 15,086,000 1.85%
1987 14,812,000 1.86%
1986 14,542,000 1.85%
1985 14,278,000 1.85%
1984 14,019,000 1.85%
1983 13,764,000 1.85%
1982 13,514,000 1.85%
1981 13,268,000 1.84%
1980 13,028,000 3.83%
1979 12,547,000 3.98%
1978 12,067,000 3.98%
1977 11,605,000 3.97%
1976 11,162,000 3.99%
1975 10,734,000 3.98%
1974 10,323,000 3.98%
1973 9,928,000 3.98%
1972 9,548,000 3.99%
1971 9,182,000 3.97%
1970 8,831,000 4.53%
1969 8,448,000 4.92%
1968 8,052,000 4.94%
1967 7,673,000 4.92%
1966 7,313,000 4.94%
1965 6,969,000 4.92%
1964 6,642,000 4.93%
1963 6,330,000 4.94%
1962 6,032,000 4.92%
1961 5,749,000 4.93%
1960 5,479,000 5.00%
1959 5,218,000 4.99%
1958 4,970,000 4.99%
1957 4,734,000 4.99%
1956 4,509,000 5.01%
1955 4,294,000 4.99%
1954 4,090,000 5.01%
1953 3,895,000 4.99%
1952 3,710,000 5.01%
1951 3,533,000 4.99%
1950 3,365,000 0.00%