Rio de Janeiro · Population

Question: What is the population of Rio de Janeiro? Answer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Administrative unit: Rio de Janeiro) - last known population is ≈ 6 476 600 (year 2015). This was 3.116% of total Brazil population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2015 (+0.49%/year), Rio de Janeiro population in 2024 would be: 6 767 551*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1950-1960] +3.48 %/year
[1960-1970] +7.85 %/year
[1970-1980] -3.13 %/year
[1980-1991] +0.67 %/year
[1991-2000] +0.74 %/year
[2000-2010] +0.76 %/year
[2010-2015] +0.49 %/year


GPS coordinates: -22.903, -43.208

Local time in Rio de Janeiro: 15:29 Saturday GMT-3.

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Rio de Janeiro on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1950c, 1960c, 1970c, 1980c, 1991c, 2000c, 2010c, 2015e. 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 Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
2015 population estimates. Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11
Demographic trends in Latin America's metropolises, 1950-1990
Séries Estatísticas & Séries Históricas Absoluto / Municipios..
Censo Demográfico Distrito Federal, 1970 (Files:
[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).