El Salvador

Census Results


1778-xx-xx 146,684
1878-xx-xx
1882-xx-xx
1892-xx-xx
1901-xx-xx
1930-05-10 1,459,594
1950-06-13 1,855,917
1961-05-02 2,510,984
1971-06-28 3,554,648
1992-09-27 5,120,411
2007-05-12 5,744,113

General Information


Official name the Republic of El Salvador
Official name [native] la República de El Salvador «Spanish»
Capital San Salvador
Capital [native] San Salvador «Spanish»
Region Central America
ISO code SV
Statistical agency Dirección General de Estadística y Censos

Name in Chinese 萨尔瓦多共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية السلفادور
Name in Spanish la República de El Salvador
Name in Russian Республика Эль-Сальвадор
Name in French la République d'El Salvador

Administrative units

codedepartamentocapitalarea (sq.km.)population
1992-10-06
census
population
2007-05-12
census
population
2012
survey
01AhuachapánAhuachapán1,239.6261,188319,503331,235
02Santa AnaSanta Ana2,023.2458,587523,655567,261
03SonsonateSonsonate1,225.8360,183438,960461,130
04ChalatenangoChalatenango2,016.6179,132192,788203,587
05La LibertadSanta Tecla1,652.9513,866660,652738,671
06San SalvadorSan Salvador886.21,512,1251,567,1561,737,975
07CuscatlánCojutepeque756.2178,502231,480248,557
08La PazZacatecoluca1,227.6245,915308,087325,942
09CabañasSensuntepeque1,103.5138,426149,326164,828
10San VicenteSan Vicente1,184.0143,003161,645172,489
11UsulutánUsulután2,130.4310,362344,235363,288
12San MiguelSan Miguel2,077.1403,411434,003476,007
13MorazánSan Francisco Gotera1,447.4160,146174,406198,174
14La UniónLa Unión2,074.3255,565238,217260,118
 total 21,044.85,120,4115,744,1136,249,262
source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, El Salvador.
note: the 2012 data refer to results from the Encuesta de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (Multipurpose Household Survey) held that year.

Expanded administrative units

codedepartamento
municipio
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1992-10-06
census
population
2007-05-12
census
population
2012
survey
01AhuachapánAhuachapán1,239.6261,188319,503331,235
01Ahuachapán 244.885,460110,511 
02Apaneca 45.17,7508,383 
03Atiquizaya 66.628,21333,587 
04Concepción de Ataco 61.013,90312,786 
05El Refugio 11.05,1058,171 
06Guaymango 60.217,29919,037 
07Jujutla 264.026,97528,599 
08San Francisco Menéndez 226.136,42342,607 
09San Lorenzo 48.37,1639,194 
10San Pedro Puxtla 41.46,6807,773 
11Tacuba 150.020,74429,858 
12Turín 20.95,4738,997 
02Santa AnaSanta Ana2,023.2458,587523,655567,261
02Candelaria de la Frontera 91.121,95122,686 
04Chalchuapa 165.864,82874,038 
03Coatepeque 126.938,19836,768 
05El Congo 91.418,02424,219 
06El Porvenir 52.56,2538,232 
07Masahuat 71.24,1133,393 
08Metapán 668.449,95059,004 
09San Antonio Pajonal 51.93,8423,279 
10San Sebastián Salitrillo 42.39,54118,566 
01Santa Ana 400.1210,970245,421 
11Santa Rosa Guachipilín 38.46,1854,930 
12Santiago de la Frontera 44.26,5895,196 
13Texistepeque 179.018,14317,923 
03SonsonateSonsonate1,225.8360,183438,960461,130
02Acajutla 166.647,67852,359 
03Armenia 65.623,81334,912 
04Caluco 51.46,6899,139 
05Cuisnahuat 73.010,29812,676 
06Izalco 175.954,59570,959 
07Juayúa 103.123,53424,465 
08Nahuizalco 34.334,35049,081 
09Nahulingo 35.49,47610,417 
10Salcoatitán 18.64,0715,484 
11San Antonio del Monte 25.117,75026,902 
12San Julián 81.613,72118,648 
13Santa Catarina Masahuat 30.97,63110,076 
14Santa Isabel Ishuatán 95.38,99910,241 
15Santo Domingo 27.96,2707,055 
01Sonsonate 232.577,77371,541 
16Sonzacate 8.413,53525,005 
04ChalatenangoChalatenango2,016.6179,132192,788203,587
02Agua caliente 195.78,4608,261 
03Arcatao 66.92,2422,946 
04Azacualpa 10.01,5401,136 
05Cancasque 35.41,4861,751 
01Chalatenango 131.829,04829,271 
06Citalá 79.44,8224,164 
07Comalapa 28.24,2372,996 
08Concepción Quezaltepeque 52.56,2956,457 
09Dulce Nombre de María 54.05,5035,051 
10El Carrizal 25.32,7572,464 
11El Paraíso 52.19,97910,483 
12La Laguna 25.84,5723,923 
13La Palma 135.610,63212,235 
14La Reina 133.57,6359,525 
15Las Flores 26.21,4901,583 
16Las Vueltas 36.81,040940 
17Nombre de Jesús 40.44,3414,484 
18Nueva Concepción 257.527,32128,625 
19Nueva Trinidad 46.31,1681,673 
20Ojos de Agua 34.13,1753,667 
21Potonico 37.71,5821,586 
22San Antonio de la Cruz 25.01,7791,854 
23San Antonio Los Ranchos 11.21,0311,619 
24San Fernando 44.01,8122,593 
25San Francisco Lempa 11.0919862 
26San Francisco Morazán 97.22,2793,919 
27San Ignacio 69.26,5608,611 
28San Isidro Labrador 28.21212,592 
29San Luis del Carmen 21.31,3631,173 
30San Miguel de Mercedes 19.62,2042,487 
31San Rafael 23.74,3184,264 
32Santa Rita 53.14,5085,985 
33Tejutla 107.512,91313,608 
05La LibertadSanta Tecla1,652.9513,866660,652738,671
02Antiguo Cuscatlán 19.428,18733,69835,000
06Chiltiupán 96.710,98810,897 
03Ciudad Arce 86.839,79660,314 
04Colón 84.149,57096,989 
05Comasagua 75.110,87111,870 
07Huizúcar 44.39,20514,465 
08Jayaque 47.511,40111,058 
09Jicalapa 42.95,5235,116 
10La Libertad 162.033,59035,997 
11Nuevo Cuscatlán 15.65,1196,897 
12Opico 218.951,70174,280 
13Quezaltepeque 125.446,69352,643 
14Sacacoyo 25.29,18312,299 
15San José Villanueva 32.57,24713,576 
16San Matías 52.57,3587,314 
17San Pablo Tacachico 129.518,70720,366 
01Santa Tecla 112.2113,698121,908133,601
18Talnique 29.76,1938,254 
19Tamanique 59.011,38713,544 
20Teotepeque 109.712,17712,320 
21Tepecoyo 61.110,83814,322 
22Zaragoza 22.714,43422,525 
06San SalvadorSan Salvador886.21,512,1251,567,1561,737,975
02Aguilares 33.720,43921,267 
03Apopa 51.8109,179131,286146,033
04Ayutuxtepeque 8.423,81034,71035,937
06Ciudad Delgado 33.4109,863120,200138,998
05Cuscatancingo 5.457,48566,40075,362
07El Paisnal 125.513,48514,551 
08Guazapa 63.718,78022,906 
09Ilopango 34.690,634103,862112,589
10Mejicanos 22.1144,855140,751152,973
11Nejapa 83.423,89129,45833,478
12Panchimalco 90.032,45741,260 
13Rosario de Mora 39.29,25111,377 
14San Marcos 14.759,91363,20965,107
15San Martín 55.856,53072,75882,774
01San Salvador 72.3415,346316,090344,992
16Santiago Texacuangos 30.516,29519,428 
17Santo Tomás 24.321,44825,344 
18Soyapango 29.7261,122241,403274,851
19Tonacatepeque 67.627,34290,896107,703
07CuscatlánCojutepeque756.2178,502231,480248,557
01Cojutepeque 31.445,60150,315 
02Candelaria 36.79,63410,090 
03El Carmen 6.112,45613,345 
04El Rosario 14.23,6794,220 
05Monte San Juan 26.68,25110,224 
06Oratorio de Concepción 24.32,3683,578 
07San Bartolomé Perulapía 12.35,6588,058 
08San Cristóbal 18.27,1308,316 
09San José Guayabal 42.79,9159,300 
10San Pedro Perulapán 90.526,04744,730 
11San Rafael Cedros 29.211,73517,069 
12San Ramón 15.74,6326,292 
13Santa Cruz Analquito 11.82,2712,585 
14Santa Cruz Michapa 28.69,94211,790 
15Suchitoto 329.313,85024,786 
16Tenancingo 38.35,3336,782 
08La PazZacatecoluca1,227.6245,915308,087325,942
02Cuyultitán 8.64,1565,590 
03El Rosario 45.69,79716,784 
04Jerusalén 6.52,0432,570 
05Mercedes La Ceiba 10.6620637 
06Olocuilta 89.715,99229,529 
07Paraíso de Osorio 7.22,9332,727 
08San Antonio Masahuat 28.84,0474,258 
09San Emigdio 9.92,6892,818 
10San Francisco Chinameca 40.56,1867,387 
11San Juan Nonualco 59.710,92717,256 
12San Juan Talpa 40.76,8257,707 
13San Juan Tepezontes 17.93,0373,630 
14San Luis 66.015,41021,675 
15San Luis La Herradura 104.416,86920,405 
16San Miguel Tepezontes 46.24,6295,084 
17San Pedro Masahuat 121.421,59325,446 
18San Pedro Nonualco 27.59,4309,252 
19San Rafael Obrajuelo 11.09,1109,820 
20Santa María Ostuma 24.15,6605,990 
21Santiago Nonualco 125.532,54639,887 
22Tapalhuaca 14.33,6123,809 
01Zacatecoluca 321.357,80465,826 
09CabañasSensuntepeque1,103.5138,426149,326164,828
02Cinquera 34.55741,467 
03Dolores 149.15,6676,347 
04Guacotecti 21.03,9145,550 
05Ilobasco 249.753,51361,510 
06Jutiapa 67.17,1786,584 
07San Isidro 78.39,4687,796 
01Sensuntepeque 306.339,12340,332 
08Tejutepeque 50.55,0877,114 
09Victoria 147.013,90212,626 
10San VicenteSan Vicente1,184.0143,003161,645172,489
02Apastepeque 120.618,24718,342 
03Guadalupe 21.55,5855,486 
04San Cayetano Istepeque 17.05,0955,103 
05San Esteban Catarina 78.13,2755,661 
06San Ildefonso 136.48,7047,799 
07San Lorenzo 18.76,1786,055 
08San Sebastián 61.812,98814,411 
01San Vicente 267.345,55953,213 
09Santa Clara 124.54,2165,349 
10Santo Domingo 16.46,2826,445 
11Tecoluca 284.716,74623,893 
12Tepetitán 12.83,8133,631 
13Verapaz 24.36,3156,257 
11UsulutánUsulután2,130.4310,362344,235363,288
02Alegría 40.412,20511,712 
03Berlín 147.017,95217,787 
04California 24.42,3002,628 
05Concepción Batres 119.111,75812,197 
06El Triunfo 39.75,8916,924 
07Ereguayquín 28.07,0696,119 
08Estanzuelas 71.79,1949,015 
09Jiquilisco 430.037,64647,784 
10Jucuapa 36.115,56418,442 
11Jucuarán 239.711,19613,424 
12Mercedes Umaña 61.413,32813,092 
13Nueva Granada 89.77,3827,451 
14Ozatlán 50.211,43612,443 
15Puerto El Triunfo 168.715,09216,584 
16San Agustín 103.43,4816,518 
17San Buenaventura 27.94,1134,726 
18San Dionisio 115.06,8984,945 
19San Francisco Javier 45.35,4695,409 
20Santa Elena 54.914,80117,342 
21Santa María 11.98,04310,731 
22Santiago de María 37.717,29118,201 
23Tecapán 48.47,9277,697 
01Usulután 139.864,32673,064 
12San MiguelSan Miguel2,077.1403,411434,003476,007
02Carolina 52.98,2988,240 
05Chapeltique 103.610,44510,728 
06Chinameca 77.320,77522,311 
07Chirilagua 206.921,72119,984 
03Ciudad Barrios 68.124,80324,817 
04Comacarán 34.63,5233,199 
08El Tránsito 43.716,45518,363 
09Lolotique 94.513,88314,916 
10Moncagua 103.020,93122,659 
11Nueva Guadalupe 22.86,5678,905 
12Nuevo Edén de San Juan 63.12,4524,034 
13Quelepa 22.24,8594,049 
14San Antonio 16.96,3735,304 
15San Gerardo 82.85,5575,986 
16San Jorge 37.78,9039,115 
17San Luis de la Reina 168.26,8455,637 
01San Miguel 594.0191,116218,410 
18San Rafael 45.015,11013,290 
19Sesori 203.311,14210,705 
20Uluazapa 36.43,6533,351 
13MorazánSan Francisco Gotera1,447.4160,146174,406198,174
02Arambala 114.21,8401,821 
03Cacaopera 135.79,35110,943 
05Chilanga 34.38,3589,700 
04Corinto 95.016,40215,410 
06Delicias de Concepción 20.24,7495,076 
07El Divisadero 61.47,4807,617 
08El Rosario 19.11,0761,339 
09Gualococti 18.63,0203,650 
10Guatajiagua 70.810,27811,721 
11Joateca 66.33,4114,210 
12Jocoaitique 51.91,9152,877 
13Jocoro 63.69,70610,060 
14Lolotiquillo 22.64,6094,915 
15Meanguera 47.37,7817,818 
16Osicala 47.19,6488,909 
17Perquín 109.03,4723,158 
18San Carlos 36.93,2204,172 
19San Fernando 26.98951,708 
01San Francisco (Gotera) 59.819,88721,049 
20San Isidro 11.52,8742,804 
21San Simón 39.18,06210,102 
22Sensembra 22.03,1272,940 
23Sociedad 118.310,50411,406 
24Torola 58.31,0873,042 
25Yamabal 84.13,6234,346 
26Yoloaiquín 13.53,7713,613 
14La UniónLa Unión2,074.3255,565238,217260,118
85Anamorós 108.015,33214,551 
196Bolívar 51.65,0294,215 
175Concepción de Oriente 68.86,4588,179 
33Conchagua 209.133,33237,362 
80El Carmen 105.415,51212,324 
139El Sauce 146.78,7796,546 
163Intipucá 94.57,2017,567 
37La Unión 144.436,90334,045 
82Lislique 98.813,79013,385 
215Meanguera del Golfo 16.73,3682,398 
91Nueva Esparta 86.213,3009,637 
62Pasaquina 295.321,50916,375 
132Polorós 126.69,4599,701 
59San Alejo 251.622,79317,598 
209San José 45.23,9752,971 
53Santa Rosa de Lima 128.624,71927,693 
191Yayantique 41.95,4126,871 
135Yucuaiquín 55.28,6946,799 
 total 21,044.85,120,4115,744,1136,249,262
source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, El Salvador.
note: the 2012 data refer to results from the Encuesta de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (Multipurpose Household Survey) held that year.

Main cities

namepopulation
1992-10-06
census
population
2007-05-12
census
population
2012
survey
latitude /
longitude
San Salvador415,346316,090344,99213.67/-89.24
Santa Ana210,970245,421.. 
Soyapango261,122241,403274,851 
San Miguel191,116218,410.. 
Mejicanos144,855140,751152,973 
Apopa109,179131,286146,033 
Santa Tecla113,698121,908133,601 
Ciudad Delgado109,863120,200138,998 
Ahuachapán85,460110,511.. 
Ilopango90,634103,862112,589 
Colón49,57096,989.. 
Tonacatepeque27,34290,896107,703 
source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, El Salvador.
note: the 2012 data refer to results from the Encuesta de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (Multipurpose Household Survey) held that year.