Montevideo · Population

Question: What is the population of Montevideo? Answer: Montevideo, Uruguay (capital: Montevideo) - last known population is ≈ 1 381 200 (year 2017). This was 39.955% of total Uruguay population. In this year, Montevideo population density was 2606 p/km². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2017 (+0.77%/year), Montevideo population in 2019 would be: 1 402 540*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1908-1963] +2.5 %/year
[1963-1975] +0.24 %/year
[1975-1985] +0.59 %/year
[1985-1996] +0.23 %/year
[1996-2004] -0.18 %/year
[2004-2011] -0.07 %/year
[2011-2017] +0.77 %/year


GPS coordinates: -34.817317, -56.158871

Montevideo on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1908c, 1963c, 1975c, 1985c, 1996c, 2004c, 2011c, 2017e. 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
Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Uruguay
Censos 1852-2011 Población en el País, según departamento
Lists of populated places by letter INE. 2008., web archive, Ret.2012-10-18
Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004) INE. 2012. Web Archive, Ret.2012-10-18
List of cities in Uruguay ret. 2018-03-09
[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).