Merida, Venezuela 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 Merida, Venezuela metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Merida in 2020 is 344,000, a 1.18% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Merida in 2019 was 340,000, a 0.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Merida in 2018 was 337,000, a 1.51% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Merida in 2017 was 332,000, a 1.22% 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
Merida - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 344,000 1.18%
2019 340,000 0.89%
2018 337,000 1.51%
2017 332,000 1.22%
2016 328,000 1.23%
2015 324,000 1.25%
2014 320,000 1.27%
2013 316,000 0.96%
2012 313,000 1.29%
2011 309,000 1.31%
2010 305,000 1.33%
2009 301,000 1.35%
2008 297,000 1.02%
2007 294,000 1.38%
2006 290,000 1.05%
2005 287,000 1.41%
2004 283,000 1.07%
2003 280,000 1.45%
2002 276,000 1.47%
2001 272,000 2.26%
2000 266,000 2.31%
1999 260,000 2.36%
1998 254,000 2.42%
1997 248,000 2.48%
1996 242,000 2.11%
1995 237,000 2.16%
1994 232,000 2.65%
1993 226,000 2.26%
1992 221,000 2.31%
1991 216,000 2.37%
1990 211,000 2.93%
1989 205,000 3.02%
1988 199,000 3.11%
1987 193,000 2.66%
1986 188,000 3.30%
1985 182,000 2.82%
1984 177,000 2.91%
1983 172,000 2.99%
1982 167,000 3.73%
1981 161,000 5.23%
1980 153,000 5.52%
1979 145,000 5.84%
1978 137,000 5.38%
1977 130,000 5.69%
1976 123,000 5.13%
1975 117,000 6.36%
1974 110,000 4.76%
1973 105,000 6.06%
1972 99,000 5.32%
1971 94,000 5.62%
1970 89,000 5.95%
1969 84,000 5.00%
1968 80,000 6.67%
1967 75,000 5.63%
1966 71,000 5.97%
1965 67,000 4.69%
1964 64,000 6.67%
1963 60,000 5.26%
1962 57,000 5.56%
1961 54,000 5.88%
1960 51,000 6.25%
1959 48,000 6.67%
1958 45,000 4.65%
1957 43,000 7.50%
1956 40,000 5.26%
1955 38,000 5.56%
1954 36,000 5.88%
1953 34,000 6.25%
1952 32,000 6.67%
1951 30,000 7.14%
1950 28,000 0.00%