Demographics of Colombia

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date30 Oct 2021

As of 2021, the population of Colombia is projected at 51.27 million, up by 0.75% compared with 50.88 million in 2020. Colombia is ranked 29th in terms of population and 135th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 0.72 million births in Colombia in 2021. That is 1,974 per day, which is ranked 41st. The crude birth rate is 14.16 per 1000 people. There are 0.29 million deaths in Colombia in 2021. That is 807 per day, which is ranked 34th. The crude death rate is 5.79 per 1000 people.

41.34 million people are living in urban areas, which is 81.74% of Colombia population. Colombia is ranked 23rd in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Colombia in 2021 is 96.46 males per 100 females. There are 25.17 million males and 26.09 million females in Colombia. The percentage of female population is 50.90% compare to 49.10% male population. Colombia has 0.92 million more females than males. Colombia is at 53rd position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Colombia population

Year Population Growth (%)
195011,981,576-
195513,774,9992.99
196016,057,7143.17
196518,725,2423.03
197021,480,0642.57
197524,065,5022.24
198026,900,5082.23
198529,951,1942.11
199033,102,5691.99
199536,421,4381.85
200039,629,9651.62
200542,647,7311.36
201045,222,6991.06
201547,520,6671.18
201648,175,0481.38
201748,909,8441.53
201849,661,0561.54
201950,339,4431.37
202050,882,8841.08
202151,265,8410.75
  • Total
  • Crude

Colombia death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
1950201,671559,97916.5146.09
1955191,461644,69113.8346.57
1960188,259743,49611.6746.11
1965186,519802,0379.9542.83
1970178,560782,1958.3236.52
1975172,023789,7527.1232.67
1980169,282840,1676.2931.20
1985172,630863,1385.7628.81
1990189,080900,3875.7027.14
1995200,444913,3725.5125.09
2000205,630882,5165.1922.26
2005218,925821,6885.1419.30
2010236,891758,3025.2516.78
2015258,575742,1075.4115.52
2020287,804727,2125.7114.41
2021294,410720,4175.7914.16
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Colombia

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19504,023,2968,317,603-32.601
19555,579,5398,645,6656.6139.223
19607,625,1718,855,2126.3346.268
196510,111,9089,032,3154.6052.820
197012,494,4019,566,8144.0556.635
197514,930,0119,826,9623.4760.306
198017,679,60410,058,2963.4063.738
198520,788,24410,223,4443.1767.034
199023,812,18510,459,3802.6269.481
199526,874,82410,567,1532.3271.777
200029,881,67610,522,2822.0673.957
200532,907,50710,378,1271.8676.024
201035,799,43210,118,6651.6077.964
201538,469,3519,759,3461.3679.764
202040,891,9969,328,4161.1481.425
202141,341,1429,235,0531.1081.740
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Colombia population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 1,899,794 1,811,818 3,711,612 7.24 104.856
05-09 1,889,032 1,804,415 3,693,447 7.20 104.689
10-14 1,949,519 1,865,937 3,815,456 7.44 104.479
15-19 2,128,079 2,042,505 4,170,584 8.14 104.190
20-24 2,221,797 2,150,702 4,372,499 8.53 103.306
25-29 2,236,217 2,190,637 4,426,854 8.64 102.081
30-34 2,060,876 2,048,929 4,109,805 8.02 100.583
35-39 1,876,742 1,919,939 3,796,681 7.41 97.750
40-44 1,685,290 1,798,887 3,484,177 6.80 93.685
45-49 1,447,824 1,629,849 3,077,673 6.00 88.832
50-54 1,373,742 1,548,234 2,921,976 5.70 88.730
55-59 1,270,537 1,428,875 2,699,412 5.27 88.919
60-64 997,402 1,172,149 2,169,551 4.23 85.092
65-69 795,604 946,947 1,742,551 3.40 84.018
70-74 567,444 685,624 1,253,068 2.44 82.763
75-79 363,194 465,357 828,551 1.62 78.046
80-84 225,360 307,172 532,532 1.04 73.366
85-89 119,070 175,126 294,196 0.57 67.991
90-94 49,432 76,887 126,319 0.25 64.292
95-99 13,013 21,598 34,611 0.07 60.251
100+ 1,440 2,846 4,286 0.01 50.597
Total 25,171,408 26,094,433 51,265,841 96.463