๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Population of Nicaragua

7,142,529
Current Population of Nicaragua
95,396
Net population growth this year
59.35
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of Nicaragua reached 7,142,529, of which 3,519,309 people are male and 3,623,220 female. The country has a population density of 59.3529 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 1.336% for the year. According to the latest data, Nicaragua is set to increase its population size by 95,396 people next year. Making the total population count of Nicaragua 7,142,529 people by 2024.

Historic Population of Nicaragua (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of Nicaragua grown from 1,330,442 people to 7,142,529. An increase of the population size by 436.85% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 1,330,442 660,445 669,997 39,210 11.0557 2.947%
1951 1,369,713 680,194 689,518 39,332 11.382 2.872%
1952 1,409,845 700,407 709,439 40,933 11.7155 2.904%
1953 1,451,493 721,391 730,102 42,361 12.0616 2.919%
1954 1,494,674 743,166 751,508 44,001 12.4204 2.944%
1955 1,539,551 765,810 773,740 45,753 12.7933 2.972%
1956 1,586,169 789,336 796,832 47,484 13.1807 2.994%
1957 1,634,509 813,736 820,774 49,197 13.5824 3.01%
1958 1,684,589 839,014 845,574 50,962 13.9986 3.025%
1959 1,736,396 865,164 871,232 52,652 14.4291 3.032%
1960 1,789,684 892,074 897,610 53,924 14.8719 3.013%
1961 1,844,630 919,824 924,806 55,969 15.3285 3.034%
1962 1,901,451 948,517 952,934 57,673 15.8007 3.033%
1963 1,960,155 978,148 982,008 59,734 16.2885 3.048%
1964 2,020,941 1,008,783 1,012,158 61,838 16.7936 3.06%
1965 2,084,096 1,040,534 1,043,561 64,473 17.3184 3.094%
1966 2,150,003 1,073,574 1,076,429 67,341 17.8661 3.132%
1967 2,219,001 1,108,065 1,110,937 70,655 18.4394 3.184%
1968 2,291,300 1,144,129 1,147,171 73,941 19.0402 3.227%
1969 2,366,634 1,181,659 1,184,976 76,729 19.6662 3.242%
1970 2,444,767 1,220,555 1,224,212 79,536 20.3155 3.254%
1971 2,525,480 1,260,739 1,264,742 81,891 20.9862 3.243%
1972 2,603,182 1,299,674 1,303,508 73,511 21.6319 2.824%
1973 2,682,748 1,339,551 1,343,197 85,621 22.2931 3.192%
1974 2,769,211 1,382,640 1,386,572 87,306 23.0116 3.153%
1975 2,857,461 1,426,609 1,430,851 89,193 23.7449 3.122%
1976 2,947,454 1,471,407 1,476,047 90,793 24.4927 3.081%
1977 3,038,680 1,516,638 1,522,043 91,661 25.2508 3.017%
1978 3,128,544 1,560,331 1,568,214 88,067 25.9975 2.815%
1979 3,214,311 1,600,120 1,614,190 83,466 26.7102 2.597%
1980 3,303,309 1,642,284 1,661,025 94,530 27.4498 2.862%
1981 3,397,658 1,688,985 1,708,674 94,169 28.2338 2.772%
1982 3,491,906 1,735,599 1,756,307 94,326 29.017 2.701%
1983 3,584,610 1,780,688 1,803,922 91,081 29.7873 2.541%
1984 3,674,500 1,823,200 1,851,301 88,701 30.5343 2.414%
1985 3,763,034 1,864,564 1,898,469 88,365 31.27 2.348%
1986 3,852,017 1,906,333 1,945,684 89,602 32.0094 2.326%
1987 3,941,462 1,948,295 1,993,167 89,289 32.7527 2.265%
1988 4,033,291 1,991,929 2,041,362 94,368 33.5158 2.34%
1989 4,129,446 2,038,988 2,090,458 97,943 34.3148 2.372%
1990 4,227,820 2,087,657 2,140,163 98,804 35.1323 2.337%
1991 4,327,290 2,136,953 2,190,336 100,135 35.9589 2.314%
1992 4,427,172 2,186,537 2,240,635 99,630 36.7889 2.251%
1993 4,526,688 2,235,924 2,290,765 99,403 37.6158 2.196%
1994 4,625,260 2,284,838 2,340,422 97,740 38.4349 2.113%
1995 4,721,929 2,332,849 2,389,080 95,598 39.2382 2.025%
1996 4,812,392 2,377,409 2,434,982 85,327 39.99 1.773%
1997 4,895,962 2,418,104 2,477,859 81,815 40.6844 1.671%
1998 4,974,552 2,456,421 2,518,132 75,364 41.3375 1.515%
1999 5,049,878 2,493,059 2,556,818 75,288 41.9634 1.491%
2000 5,123,222 2,528,472 2,594,751 71,401 42.5729 1.394%
2001 5,192,764 2,561,906 2,630,858 67,682 43.1508 1.303%
2002 5,259,006 2,593,630 2,665,376 64,801 43.7012 1.232%
2003 5,323,062 2,624,209 2,698,853 63,312 44.2335 1.189%
2004 5,386,223 2,654,304 2,731,920 63,010 44.7584 1.17%
2005 5,454,678 2,687,501 2,767,177 73,900 45.3272 1.355%
2006 5,529,812 2,724,498 2,805,314 76,367 45.9516 1.381%
2007 5,607,453 2,762,742 2,844,712 78,917 46.5968 1.407%
2008 5,687,744 2,802,298 2,885,445 81,664 47.264 1.436%
2009 5,770,638 2,843,140 2,927,499 84,125 47.9528 1.458%
2010 5,855,734 2,885,079 2,970,654 86,065 48.6599 1.47%
2011 5,942,553 2,927,884 3,014,669 87,574 49.3814 1.474%
2012 6,030,607 2,971,314 3,059,293 88,534 50.1131 1.468%
2013 6,119,379 3,015,112 3,104,268 89,010 50.8507 1.455%
2014 6,208,676 3,059,190 3,149,486 89,583 51.5928 1.443%
2015 6,298,598 3,103,613 3,194,985 90,262 52.34 1.433%
2016 6,389,235 3,148,451 3,240,784 91,012 53.0932 1.424%
2017 6,480,532 3,193,665 3,286,866 91,581 53.8518 1.413%
2018 6,572,232 3,239,062 3,333,171 91,821 54.6139 1.397%
2019 6,663,924 3,284,332 3,379,592 91,562 55.3758 1.374%
2020 6,755,895 3,329,347 3,426,548 92,381 56.1401 1.367%
2021 6,850,540 3,375,630 3,474,910 96,908 56.9265 1.415%
2022 6,948,392 3,423,787 3,524,605 98,796 57.7397 1.422%
2023 7,046,310 3,471,990 3,574,321 97,041 58.5534 1.377%
2024 7,142,529 3,519,309 3,623,220 95,396 59.3529 1.336%

Statements that can be derived from Nicaragua's population data

  • Nicaragua has a population of 7,142,529 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • Nicaragua's population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, Nicaragua's population will grow with 95,396 people.
  • In 2024, 8,000 more people will emigrate from Nicaragua than immigrate to the country.
  • The median age of the population in Nicaragua is 25.61 years.
  • In Nicaragua there are 59.35 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 11.45 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in Nicaragua.
  • In Nicaragua, 3,519,309 of the total population are male, and 3,623,220 are female.

Future Population of Nicaragua (2024 - 2100)

Nicaragua's population is set to incease in the future from 7,142,529 people to 9,138,044 people. An increase of the population size by 586.84% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 7,142,529 3,519,309 3,623,220 95,396 59.3529 1.336%
2025 7,237,312 3,565,888 3,671,424 94,171 60.1405 1.301%
2026 7,330,715 3,611,749 3,718,966 92,634 60.9167 1.264%
2027 7,422,450 3,656,743 3,765,707 90,836 61.679 1.224%
2028 7,512,564 3,700,909 3,811,654 89,391 62.4278 1.19%
2029 7,601,360 3,744,402 3,856,959 88,203 63.1657 1.16%
2030 7,688,686 3,787,148 3,901,538 86,448 63.8914 1.124%
2031 7,774,417 3,829,090 3,945,328 85,015 64.6038 1.094%
2032 7,858,704 3,870,302 3,988,402 83,559 65.3042 1.063%
2033 7,941,633 3,910,840 4,030,794 82,298 65.9933 1.036%
2034 8,023,272 3,950,747 4,072,525 80,979 66.6717 1.009%
2035 8,103,378 3,989,900 4,113,479 79,235 67.3374 0.978%
2036 8,181,700 4,028,163 4,153,537 77,409 67.9882 0.946%
2037 8,258,476 4,065,668 4,192,808 76,142 68.6262 0.922%
2038 8,333,755 4,102,439 4,231,315 74,417 69.2517 0.893%
2039 8,407,196 4,138,301 4,268,895 72,464 69.862 0.862%
2040 8,478,904 4,173,314 4,305,590 70,952 70.4579 0.837%
2041 8,548,953 4,207,524 4,341,430 69,146 71.04 0.809%
2042 8,617,298 4,240,906 4,376,392 67,545 71.6079 0.784%
2043 8,683,724 4,273,350 4,410,374 65,306 72.1599 0.752%
2044 8,748,153 4,304,815 4,443,338 63,552 72.6953 0.726%
2045 8,810,804 4,335,418 4,475,386 61,749 73.2159 0.701%
2046 8,871,604 4,365,118 4,506,486 59,853 73.7212 0.675%
2047 8,930,546 4,393,914 4,536,632 58,030 74.211 0.65%
2048 8,987,448 4,421,720 4,565,728 55,773 74.6838 0.621%
2049 9,042,168 4,448,475 4,593,693 53,669 75.1385 0.594%
2050 9,094,641 4,474,156 4,620,486 51,276 75.5745 0.564%
2051 9,144,844 4,498,738 4,646,106 49,130 75.9917 0.537%
2052 9,192,945 4,522,306 4,670,640 47,072 76.3914 0.512%
2053 9,239,020 4,544,900 4,694,121 45,079 76.7743 0.488%
2054 9,283,002 4,566,491 4,716,510 42,883 77.1398 0.462%
2055 9,324,804 4,587,058 4,737,746 40,723 77.4872 0.437%
2056 9,364,500 4,606,654 4,757,846 38,667 77.817 0.413%
2057 9,401,986 4,625,221 4,776,765 36,305 78.1285 0.386%
2058 9,437,093 4,642,674 4,794,419 33,910 78.4203 0.359%
2059 9,469,814 4,659,029 4,810,784 31,531 78.6922 0.333%
2060 9,500,072 4,674,253 4,825,818 28,985 78.9436 0.305%
2061 9,528,132 4,688,485 4,839,648 27,137 79.1768 0.285%
2062 9,554,179 4,701,819 4,852,360 24,956 79.3932 0.261%
2063 9,577,956 4,714,125 4,863,830 22,597 79.5908 0.236%
2064 9,599,294 4,725,326 4,873,968 20,080 79.7681 0.209%
2065 9,618,319 4,735,490 4,882,829 17,970 79.9262 0.187%
2066 9,635,173 4,744,671 4,890,502 15,738 80.0663 0.163%
2067 9,649,646 4,752,761 4,896,884 13,208 80.1865 0.137%
2068 9,661,608 4,759,690 4,901,918 10,716 80.2859 0.111%
2069 9,671,366 4,765,604 4,905,762 8,801 80.367 0.091%
2070 9,678,964 4,770,544 4,908,420 6,395 80.4302 0.066%
2071 9,684,540 4,774,554 4,909,986 4,755 80.4765 0.049%
2072 9,688,464 4,777,819 4,910,644 3,093 80.5091 0.032%
2073 9,690,633 4,780,285 4,910,348 1,246 80.5271 0.013%
2074 9,690,854 4,781,816 4,909,037 -805 80.5289 -0.008%
2075 9,688,897 4,782,292 4,906,605 -3,108 80.5127 -0.032%
2076 9,684,716 4,781,670 4,903,046 -5,255 80.4779 -0.054%
2077 9,678,450 4,780,002 4,898,448 -7,277 80.4259 -0.075%
2078 9,670,272 4,777,382 4,892,890 -9,078 80.3579 -0.094%
2079 9,660,492 4,773,976 4,886,515 -10,483 80.2766 -0.109%
2080 9,648,950 4,769,699 4,879,251 -12,600 80.1807 -0.131%
2081 9,635,459 4,764,413 4,871,046 -14,382 80.0686 -0.149%
2082 9,620,375 4,758,282 4,862,092 -15,786 79.9433 -0.164%
2083 9,603,890 4,751,434 4,852,456 -17,183 79.8063 -0.179%
2084 9,586,029 4,743,894 4,842,134 -18,540 79.6579 -0.193%
2085 9,566,650 4,735,582 4,831,068 -20,218 79.4968 -0.211%
2086 9,545,762 4,726,482 4,819,280 -21,557 79.3233 -0.226%
2087 9,523,590 4,716,706 4,806,884 -22,788 79.139 -0.239%
2088 9,500,202 4,706,286 4,793,915 -23,989 78.9447 -0.253%
2089 9,475,746 4,695,298 4,780,448 -24,923 78.7414 -0.263%
2090 9,450,484 4,683,866 4,766,619 -25,599 78.5315 -0.271%
2091 9,424,205 4,671,859 4,752,346 -26,960 78.3132 -0.286%
2092 9,396,565 4,659,116 4,737,449 -28,320 78.0835 -0.301%
2093 9,367,680 4,645,718 4,721,961 -29,451 77.8434 -0.314%
2094 9,337,820 4,631,783 4,706,037 -30,267 77.5953 -0.324%
2095 9,307,034 4,617,316 4,689,718 -31,306 77.3395 -0.336%
2096 9,275,234 4,602,298 4,672,936 -32,294 77.0752 -0.348%
2097 9,242,446 4,586,770 4,655,676 -33,282 76.8028 -0.36%
2098 9,208,570 4,570,660 4,637,910 -34,470 76.5213 -0.374%
2099 9,173,768 4,554,032 4,619,736 -35,133 76.2321 -0.383%
2100 9,138,044 4,536,883 4,601,161 -36,316 75.9352 -0.397%

Population Density of Nicaragua

Today, Nicaragua has a population density of 59.3529 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 11.0557 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 59.3529 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, Nicaragua is projected to reach a population density of 75.9352 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100

View Detailed Population Density Data for Nicaragua

Growth Rate of Nicaragua's Population

The population growth rate of Nicaragua currently stands at 1.336% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.086 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of Nicaragua will decrease to 1.336%. If we look further into the future, we can see that Nicaragua's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.397% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 2.947%
1960 3.013%
1970 3.254%
1980 2.862%
1990 2.337%
2000 1.394%
2010 1.47%
2020 1.367%
Year Growth Rate
2030 1.124%
2040 0.837%
2050 0.564%
2060 0.305%
2070 0.066%
2080 -0.131%
2090 -0.271%
2100 -0.397%
View Detailed Population Growth Rate Data for Nicaragua

Life Expectancy of Nicaragua

Today, Nicaragua has an average life expectancy of 74.978 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 41.0262 years since the 1950 to 74.978 years in 2024. In the future, Nicaragua is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 86.2645 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 41,026
1960 46,124
1970 54,950
1980 57,914
1990 63,096
2000 67,233
2010 72,009
2020 71,795
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 76,048
2040 77,745
2050 79,375
2060 80,972
2070 82,501
2080 83,870
2090 85,098
2100 86,264
View Detailed Life Expectancy Data for Nicaragua

Migration to and from Nicaragua

In 2024 Nicaragua will see net migrations of -8,000 people. This means that 8,000 more people will emigrate from Nicaragua than immigrate to the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of Nicaragua was -8,000.

Net Migration for Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 -2,186
1960 -2,417
1970 -5,419
1980 -15,132
1990 -24,283
2000 -42,092
2010 -29,081
2020 -10,384
Year Net Migration
2030 -8,000
2040 -8,000
2050 -8,000
2060 -8,000
2070 -8,000
2080 -8,000
2090 -8,000
2100 -8,000
View Detailed Migration Data for Nicaragua

Births in Nicaragua

In 2024, Nicaragua will see 137,110 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by Nicaragua in 2022, when the country saw 139,164 new borns.

Births Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 73,216
1960 90,206
1970 116,204
1980 144,548
1990 153,992
2000 142,026
2010 141,517
2020 141,324
Year Births
2030 132,624
2040 127,090
2050 119,546
2060 111,576
2070 103,372
2080 97,221
2090 90,668
2100 82,767
View Detailed Birth Data for Nicaragua

Deaths in Nicaragua

In 2024, 33,715 people will die in Nicaragua. That is an increase of Nicaragua's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 32,359 deaths.

Deaths Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 31,824
1960 33,865
1970 31,250
1980 34,887
1990 30,902
2000 28,532
2010 26,364
2020 38,555
Year Births
2030 38,177
2040 48,143
2050 60,275
2060 74,587
2070 88,975
2080 101,816
2090 108,264
2100 111,077
View Detailed Death Data for Nicaragua

Median Age in Nicaragua

The median age of Nicaragua has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of Nicaragua will reach 46.7153 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 16.4856
1960 14.9958
1970 14.9157
1980 15.0256
1990 15.6316
2000 17.9831
2010 20.9033
2020 24.2028
Year Median Age
2030 27.7356
2040 31.1583
2050 34.6511
2060 38.0339
2070 40.9065
2080 43.2093
2090 45.0978
2100 46.7153
View Detailed Median Age Data for Nicaragua

Fertility Rate in Nicaragua

The fertility rate of Nicaragua has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of Nicaragua will reach 1.7107 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 7.1205
1960 7.1586
1970 6.8107
1980 5.9591
1990 4.5963
2000 3.111
2010 2.6008
2020 2.3492
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 2.0937
2040 1.9542
2050 1.8591
2060 1.807
2070 1.7567
2080 1.7499
2090 1.7461
2100 1.7107
View Detailed Fertility Rate Data for Nicaragua

Infant Mortality Rate in Nicaragua

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of Nicaragua while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of Nicaragua has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 172.3498. Today, Nicaragua has a much better infant mortality rate of 11.4452 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when Nicaragua is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 2.5557 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in Nicaragua Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 172.3498
1960 142.96
1970 112.046
1980 91.8325
1990 57.2052
2000 31.1237
2010 19.994
2020 13.5396
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 9.3333
2040 6.8241
2050 5.4647
2060 4.4182
2070 3.667
2080 3.184
2090 2.8421
2100 2.5557
View Detailed Infant Mortality Rate Data for Nicaragua

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

Data Disclaimer

People at database.earth has not verified data entry and collection processes in person. We take all open data provided by governmental and non-governmental organization at face value.

This data is the foundation for most content and visualization found on this page. If you find errors in the representation of the data, please contact us and we will correct it.

All data from sources are archived for future reference.