Machala · Population

Question: What is the population of Machala? Answer: Machala, Ecuador (Administrative unit: El Oro) - last known population is ≈ 231 300 (year 2010). This was 1.548% of total Ecuador population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2010 (+1.37%/year), Machala population in 2020 would be: 265 007*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1962-1974] +7.52 %/year
[1974-1982] +5.42 %/year
[1982-1990] +3.98 %/year
[1990-2001] +3.23 %/year
[2001-2010] +1.37 %/year


GPS coordinates: -3.258, -79.955

Local time in Machala: 05:02 Sunday GMT-5.

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Machala on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1962c, 1974c, 1982c, 1990c, 2001c, 2010c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos del Ecuador In Spanish
INEC, Resultados de Búsqueda Population files (Spanish)
List of cities in Ecuador (DE) Ret. 2018-04-27
• Hammond world atlas 1976, 1998 (Census 1962, 1974)
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).