Lima, 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 Lima, Peru metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lima in 2020 is 10,719,000, a 1.55% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lima in 2019 was 10,555,000, a 1.58% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lima in 2018 was 10,391,000, a 1.93% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Lima in 2017 was 10,194,000, a 1.92% 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
Lima - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 10,719,000 1.55%
2019 10,555,000 1.58%
2018 10,391,000 1.93%
2017 10,194,000 1.92%
2016 10,002,000 1.93%
2015 9,813,000 1.93%
2014 9,627,000 1.93%
2013 9,445,000 1.92%
2012 9,267,000 1.92%
2011 9,092,000 1.93%
2010 8,920,000 1.93%
2009 8,751,000 1.92%
2008 8,586,000 1.97%
2007 8,420,000 2.07%
2006 8,249,000 2.08%
2005 8,081,000 2.07%
2004 7,917,000 2.08%
2003 7,756,000 2.07%
2002 7,599,000 2.07%
2001 7,445,000 2.07%
2000 7,294,000 2.09%
1999 7,145,000 2.07%
1998 7,000,000 2.07%
1997 6,858,000 2.07%
1996 6,719,000 2.08%
1995 6,582,000 2.06%
1994 6,449,000 2.09%
1993 6,317,000 2.67%
1992 6,153,000 2.69%
1991 5,992,000 2.66%
1990 5,837,000 2.67%
1989 5,685,000 2.67%
1988 5,537,000 2.67%
1987 5,393,000 2.67%
1986 5,253,000 2.68%
1985 5,116,000 2.67%
1984 4,983,000 2.68%
1983 4,853,000 2.67%
1982 4,727,000 2.69%
1981 4,603,000 3.72%
1980 4,438,000 3.74%
1979 4,278,000 3.73%
1978 4,124,000 3.72%
1977 3,976,000 3.73%
1976 3,833,000 3.71%
1975 3,696,000 3.73%
1974 3,563,000 3.73%
1973 3,435,000 3.75%
1972 3,311,000 5.35%
1971 3,143,000 5.47%
1970 2,980,000 5.45%
1969 2,826,000 5.49%
1968 2,679,000 5.47%
1967 2,540,000 5.44%
1966 2,409,000 5.47%
1965 2,284,000 5.50%
1964 2,165,000 5.46%
1963 2,053,000 5.44%
1962 1,947,000 5.47%
1961 1,846,000 5.13%
1960 1,756,000 5.15%
1959 1,670,000 5.10%
1958 1,589,000 5.09%
1957 1,512,000 5.15%
1956 1,438,000 5.12%
1955 1,368,000 5.15%
1954 1,301,000 5.09%
1953 1,238,000 5.09%
1952 1,178,000 5.18%
1951 1,120,000 5.07%
1950 1,066,000 0.00%