Maracaibo, Venezuela 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 Maracaibo, Venezuela metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Maracaibo in 2020 is 2,258,000, a 1.76% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Maracaibo in 2019 was 2,219,000, a 1.84% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Maracaibo in 2018 was 2,179,000, a 2.06% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Maracaibo in 2017 was 2,135,000, a 2.01% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Venezuela
City Name Population
Caracas 2,939,000
Maracaibo 2,258,000
Valencia 1,910,000
Barquisimeto 1,214,000
Maracay 1,203,000
Ciudad Guayana 918,000
Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz 794,000
Maturin 695,000
Cabimas 578,000
San Cristobal 471,000
Guarenas-Guatire 452,000
Ciudad Bolivar 402,000
Cumana 393,000
Barinas 380,000
Merida 344,000
Acarigua-Aruare 339,000
Maracaibo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 2,258,000 1.76%
2019 2,219,000 1.84%
2018 2,179,000 2.06%
2017 2,135,000 2.01%
2016 2,093,000 2.05%
2015 2,051,000 2.04%
2014 2,010,000 2.08%
2013 1,969,000 2.02%
2012 1,930,000 2.06%
2011 1,891,000 2.05%
2010 1,853,000 2.04%
2009 1,816,000 2.02%
2008 1,780,000 2.06%
2007 1,744,000 2.05%
2006 1,709,000 2.03%
2005 1,675,000 2.01%
2004 1,642,000 2.05%
2003 1,609,000 2.03%
2002 1,577,000 1.87%
2001 1,548,000 1.51%
2000 1,525,000 1.53%
1999 1,502,000 1.56%
1998 1,479,000 1.51%
1997 1,457,000 1.53%
1996 1,435,000 1.49%
1995 1,414,000 1.51%
1994 1,393,000 1.53%
1993 1,372,000 1.55%
1992 1,351,000 1.50%
1991 1,331,000 2.15%
1990 1,303,000 3.49%
1989 1,259,000 3.62%
1988 1,215,000 3.49%
1987 1,174,000 3.62%
1986 1,133,000 3.47%
1985 1,095,000 3.60%
1984 1,057,000 3.53%
1983 1,021,000 3.55%
1982 986,000 3.46%
1981 953,000 3.25%
1980 923,000 3.24%
1979 894,000 3.23%
1978 866,000 3.22%
1977 839,000 3.33%
1976 812,000 3.18%
1975 787,000 3.28%
1974 762,000 3.25%
1973 738,000 3.22%
1972 715,000 3.17%
1971 693,000 3.43%
1970 670,000 3.24%
1969 649,000 3.34%
1968 628,000 3.29%
1967 608,000 3.23%
1966 589,000 3.33%
1965 570,000 3.26%
1964 552,000 3.37%
1963 534,000 3.29%
1962 517,000 3.19%
1961 501,000 4.59%
1960 479,000 5.51%
1959 454,000 5.58%
1958 430,000 5.39%
1957 408,000 5.43%
1956 387,000 5.45%
1955 367,000 5.46%
1954 348,000 5.45%
1953 330,000 5.43%
1952 313,000 5.39%
1951 297,000 5.32%
1950 282,000 0.00%