Latin America & Caribbean Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Latin America & Caribbean urban population for 2020 was 529,082,736, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
  • Latin America & Caribbean urban population for 2019 was 522,741,449, a 1.24% increase from 2018.
  • Latin America & Caribbean urban population for 2018 was 516,359,790, a 1.24% increase from 2017.
  • Latin America & Caribbean urban population for 2017 was 510,053,174, a 1.28% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
World 4,352,232,429
East Asia & Pacific 1,427,569,869
OECD members 1,110,609,306
South Asia 647,723,163
Latin America & Caribbean 529,082,736
Sub-Saharan Africa 468,643,630
European Union 335,651,231
North America 303,426,490
Euro Area 265,655,307
Latin America & Caribbean Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 529,082,736 81.12 1.21%
2019 522,741,449 80.87 1.24%
2018 516,359,790 80.63 1.24%
2017 510,053,174 80.38 1.28%
2016 503,629,772 80.14 1.31%
2015 497,108,429 79.89 1.35%
2014 490,491,739 79.63 1.38%
2013 483,791,757 79.37 1.42%
2012 477,015,727 79.10 1.45%
2011 470,192,575 78.83 1.48%
2010 463,337,076 78.55 1.47%
2009 456,604,093 78.27 1.52%
2008 449,769,450 77.98 1.55%
2007 442,898,542 77.69 1.59%
2006 435,986,287 77.40 1.62%
2005 429,032,823 77.10 1.66%
2004 422,041,065 76.80 1.70%
2003 415,000,440 76.49 1.75%
2002 407,855,320 76.17 1.81%
2001 400,611,339 75.84 1.90%
2000 393,146,853 75.48 2.07%
1999 385,157,288 75.03 2.13%
1998 377,107,619 74.58 2.21%
1997 368,962,266 74.11 2.26%
1996 360,796,874 73.64 2.29%
1995 352,708,584 73.17 2.36%
1994 344,570,679 72.68 2.41%
1993 336,461,543 72.19 2.45%
1992 328,430,896 71.71 2.51%
1991 320,398,798 71.21 2.59%
1990 312,318,023 70.69 2.69%
1989 304,139,444 70.13 2.76%
1988 295,974,791 69.56 2.82%
1987 287,843,392 68.97 2.89%
1986 279,759,362 68.37 2.96%
1985 271,711,764 67.76 3.04%
1984 263,693,513 67.14 3.11%
1983 255,752,241 66.51 3.16%
1982 247,909,318 65.88 3.23%
1981 240,150,707 65.22 3.31%
1980 232,448,279 64.53 3.37%
1979 224,866,739 63.83 3.40%
1978 217,469,839 63.12 3.44%
1977 210,229,614 62.40 3.48%
1976 203,154,601 61.69 3.53%
1975 196,237,078 60.97 3.57%
1974 189,470,148 60.24 3.61%
1973 182,862,225 59.52 3.67%
1972 176,390,005 58.79 3.76%
1971 170,002,038 58.04 3.82%
1970 163,742,445 57.28 3.86%
1969 157,649,899 56.53 3.93%
1968 151,690,750 55.77 3.99%
1967 145,865,840 55.01 4.05%
1966 140,185,979 54.24 4.12%
1965 134,641,424 53.48 4.19%
1964 129,231,623 52.72 4.36%
1963 123,830,413 51.90 4.41%
1962 118,601,206 51.08 4.44%
1961 113,561,312 50.27 4.43%
1960 108,738,813 49.47 %