Iquitos, 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 Iquitos, Peru metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Iquitos in 2020 is 470,000, a 1.73% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Iquitos in 2019 was 462,000, a 1.54% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Iquitos in 2018 was 455,000, a 1.79% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Iquitos in 2017 was 447,000, a 2.05% 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
Iquitos - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 470,000 1.73%
2019 462,000 1.54%
2018 455,000 1.79%
2017 447,000 2.05%
2016 438,000 1.86%
2015 430,000 1.90%
2014 422,000 1.93%
2013 414,000 1.97%
2012 406,000 2.01%
2011 398,000 1.79%
2010 391,000 2.09%
2009 383,000 1.86%
2008 376,000 1.90%
2007 369,000 2.22%
2006 361,000 2.27%
2005 353,000 2.02%
2004 346,000 2.06%
2003 339,000 2.11%
2002 332,000 2.15%
2001 325,000 2.20%
2000 318,000 1.92%
1999 312,000 2.30%
1998 305,000 2.01%
1997 299,000 2.40%
1996 292,000 2.10%
1995 286,000 2.14%
1994 280,000 2.19%
1993 274,000 3.40%
1992 265,000 3.52%
1991 256,000 3.64%
1990 247,000 3.78%
1989 238,000 3.93%
1988 229,000 3.62%
1987 221,000 3.27%
1986 214,000 3.88%
1985 206,000 3.52%
1984 199,000 3.65%
1983 192,000 3.78%
1982 185,000 3.93%
1981 178,000 5.33%
1980 169,000 5.62%
1979 160,000 5.26%
1978 152,000 5.56%
1977 144,000 5.11%
1976 137,000 5.38%
1975 130,000 5.69%
1974 123,000 5.13%
1973 117,000 5.41%
1972 111,000 6.73%
1971 104,000 6.12%
1970 98,000 5.38%
1969 93,000 6.90%
1968 87,000 6.10%
1967 82,000 5.13%
1966 78,000 6.85%
1965 73,000 5.80%
1964 69,000 6.15%
1963 65,000 6.56%
1962 61,000 5.17%
1961 58,000 3.57%
1960 56,000 1.82%
1959 55,000 3.77%
1958 53,000 1.92%
1957 52,000 4.00%
1956 50,000 2.04%
1955 49,000 4.26%
1954 47,000 2.17%
1953 46,000 2.22%
1952 45,000 2.27%
1951 44,000 4.76%
1950 42,000 0.00%