Arequipa, Peru 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 Arequipa, Peru metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Arequipa in 2020 is 923,000, a 1.32% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Arequipa in 2019 was 911,000, a 1.22% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Arequipa in 2018 was 900,000, a 1.58% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Arequipa in 2017 was 886,000, a 1.72% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Peru
City Name Population
Lima 10,719,000
Arequipa 923,000
Trujillo 865,000
Chiclayo 637,000
Piura 474,000
Cusco 471,000
Iquitos 470,000
Chimbote 389,000
Huancayo 386,000
Tacna 320,000
Arequipa - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 923,000 1.32%
2019 911,000 1.22%
2018 900,000 1.58%
2017 886,000 1.72%
2016 871,000 1.52%
2015 858,000 1.66%
2014 844,000 1.56%
2013 831,000 1.71%
2012 817,000 1.62%
2011 804,000 1.52%
2010 792,000 1.67%
2009 779,000 1.56%
2008 767,000 1.59%
2007 755,000 1.62%
2006 743,000 1.50%
2005 732,000 1.53%
2004 721,000 1.55%
2003 710,000 1.57%
2002 699,000 1.60%
2001 688,000 1.47%
2000 678,000 1.50%
1999 668,000 1.52%
1998 658,000 1.54%
1997 648,000 1.57%
1996 638,000 1.59%
1995 628,000 1.45%
1994 619,000 1.64%
1993 609,000 2.53%
1992 594,000 2.59%
1991 579,000 2.66%
1990 564,000 2.73%
1989 549,000 2.62%
1988 535,000 2.49%
1987 522,000 2.76%
1986 508,000 2.63%
1985 495,000 2.48%
1984 483,000 2.77%
1983 470,000 2.62%
1982 458,000 2.69%
1981 446,000 4.21%
1980 428,000 4.14%
1979 411,000 4.31%
1978 394,000 4.23%
1977 378,000 4.13%
1976 363,000 4.31%
1975 348,000 4.19%
1974 334,000 4.38%
1973 320,000 4.23%
1972 307,000 5.86%
1971 290,000 5.84%
1970 274,000 5.79%
1969 259,000 6.15%
1968 244,000 5.63%
1967 231,000 5.96%
1966 218,000 5.83%
1965 206,000 6.19%
1964 194,000 5.43%
1963 184,000 6.36%
1962 173,000 5.49%
1961 164,000 2.50%
1960 160,000 1.91%
1959 157,000 2.61%
1958 153,000 2.00%
1957 150,000 2.04%
1956 147,000 2.80%
1955 143,000 2.14%
1954 140,000 2.19%
1953 137,000 2.24%
1952 134,000 2.29%
1951 131,000 2.34%
1950 128,000 0.00%