Guatemala

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 3,146,073
1960 4,140,636
1970 5,415,616
1980 7,001,101
1990 8,890,329
2000 11,204,183
2010 14,341,576
2020 18,281,422
2025 20,394,367
2050 31,426,436
2075 40,945,878
2100 46,462,030
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Guatemala
Capital Guatemala City
Region Central America
ISO code GT
Statistical agency Instituto Nacional de Estadística


Administrative units

codedepartamentocapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1994-04-17
census
population
2002-11-24
census
population
2012-06-30
projection
Departamento de Alta VerapazCobán8,686543,777776,2461,147,593
Departamento de Baja VerapazSalamá3,124155,480215,915277,380
Departamento de ChimaltenangoChimaltenango1,979314,813446,133630,609
Departamento de ChiquimulaChiquimula2,376230,767302,485379,359
Departamento de El ProgresoGuastatoya1,922108,400139,490160,754
Departamento de EscuintlaEscuintla4,384386,534538,746716,204
Departamento de GuatemalaGuatemala2,1261,813,8252,541,5813,207,587
Departamento de HuehuetenangoHuehuetenango7,400634,374846,5441,173,977
Departamento de IzabalPuerto Barrios9,038253,153314,306423,788
Departamento de JalapaJalapa2,063196,940242,926327,297
Departamento de JutiapaJutiapa3,219307,491389,085444,434
Departamento del PeténFlores35,854224,884366,735662,779
Departamento de QuetzaltenangoQuetzaltenango1,951503,857624,716807,571
Departamento del QuichéSanta Cruz del Quiché8,378437,669655,510985,690
Departamento de RetalhuleuRetalhuleu1,856188,764241,411311,167
Departamento de SacatepéquezAntigua Guatemala465180,647248,019323,283
Departamento de San MarcosSan Marcos3,791645,418794,9511,044,667
Departamento de Santa RosaCuilapa2,955246,698301,370353,261
Departamento de SololáSololá1,061222,094307,661450,471
Departamento de SuchitepéquezMazatenango2,510307,187403,945529,096
Departamento de TotonicapánTotonicapán1,061272,094339,254491,298
Departamento de ZacapaZacapa2,690157,008200,167225,108
 total 108,8898,331,87411,237,19615,073,375
source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Guatemala.

Main cities

namepopulation
2002-11-24
census
population
2012-06-30
projection
Ciudad de Guatemala942,348992,541
Villa Nueva355,901527,174
Mixco403,689483,705
Cobán144,461232,703
San Pedro Carchá148,344221,172
San Juan Sacatepéquez152,583219,905
San Miguel Petapa101,242169,054
Escuintla119,897153,131
Quetzaltenango127,569152,743
Santo Tomás Chichicastenango107,193148,855
Jalapa105,796147,266
Villa Canales103,814147,050
Santa Cruz Barillas75,987140,332
Jutiapa109,910139,342
Totonicapán96,392134,373
Coatepeque94,186131,684
Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa85,974129,341
Momostenengo87,340128,728
Chinautla95,312126,780
La LIbertad67,252118,188
Morales85,469115,300
Sayaxché55,578114,781
Huehuetenango81,294111,108
Amatitlán82,870110,556
Malacatán70,834105,178
Puerto Barrios81,078104,584
Santa Cruz del Quiché62,369102,782
source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Guatemala.