Monterrey, Mexico Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Monterrey, Mexico metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Monterrey in 2021 is 4,956,000, a 1.68% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Monterrey in 2020 was 4,874,000, a 1.69% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Monterrey in 2019 was 4,793,000, a 1.72% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Monterrey in 2018 was 4,712,000, a 1.71% 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
Monterrey - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 4,956,000 1.68%
2020 4,874,000 1.69%
2019 4,793,000 1.72%
2018 4,712,000 1.71%
2017 4,633,000 1.71%
2016 4,555,000 1.72%
2015 4,478,000 1.73%
2014 4,402,000 1.71%
2013 4,328,000 1.72%
2012 4,255,000 1.72%
2011 4,183,000 1.73%
2010 4,112,000 1.88%
2009 4,036,000 1.92%
2008 3,960,000 1.90%
2007 3,886,000 1.91%
2006 3,813,000 1.90%
2005 3,742,000 1.91%
2004 3,672,000 1.89%
2003 3,604,000 1.92%
2002 3,536,000 1.90%
2001 3,470,000 1.91%
2000 3,405,000 2.22%
1999 3,331,000 2.40%
1998 3,253,000 2.39%
1997 3,177,000 2.42%
1996 3,102,000 2.38%
1995 3,030,000 2.40%
1994 2,959,000 2.42%
1993 2,889,000 2.37%
1992 2,822,000 2.43%
1991 2,755,000 2.38%
1990 2,691,000 2.67%
1989 2,621,000 2.78%
1988 2,550,000 2.78%
1987 2,481,000 2.73%
1986 2,415,000 2.81%
1985 2,349,000 2.76%
1984 2,286,000 2.79%
1983 2,224,000 2.77%
1982 2,164,000 2.75%
1981 2,106,000 2.78%
1980 2,049,000 4.54%
1979 1,960,000 4.64%
1978 1,873,000 4.70%
1977 1,789,000 4.68%
1976 1,709,000 4.65%
1975 1,633,000 4.68%
1974 1,560,000 4.70%
1973 1,490,000 4.63%
1972 1,424,000 4.71%
1971 1,360,000 4.70%
1970 1,299,000 5.35%
1969 1,233,000 5.93%
1968 1,164,000 5.91%
1967 1,099,000 5.98%
1966 1,037,000 5.92%
1965 979,000 5.84%
1964 925,000 5.96%
1963 873,000 5.95%
1962 824,000 5.91%
1961 778,000 5.85%
1960 735,000 6.37%
1959 691,000 6.47%
1958 649,000 6.39%
1957 610,000 6.27%
1956 574,000 6.49%
1955 539,000 6.31%
1954 507,000 6.29%
1953 477,000 6.47%
1952 448,000 6.41%
1951 421,000 6.31%
1950 396,000 0.00%