Mexico City, Mexico Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Mexico City, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Mexico City in 2021 is 21,919,000, a 0.63% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Mexico City in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
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
Mexico City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 21,919,000 0.63%
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%