Populations of Latin American and the Caribbean Countries

Source: CIA

The following population estimates are are from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends.

By Region

North America

  •  Mexico                                                                111,211,789   

Central America

  1. Guatemala                                                          13,276,517
  2. Honduras                                                              7,792,8542
  3. El Salvador                                                           7,185,218
  4. Nicaragua                                                             5,891,199
  5. Costa Rica                                                            4,253,877
  6. Panamá                                                                 3,360,474
  7. Belize                                                                         307,899
          TOTAL                                                                      42,068,038

Caribbean


  1. Cuba                                                                    11,451,652
  2. Dominican Republic                                            9,650,054
  3. Haiti                                                                         9,035,5362
  4. Puerto Rico                                                            3,971,020  (territory of the US with commonwealth status)
  5. Jamaica                                                                  2,825,928
  6. Trinidad and Tobago                                            1,229,953 
  7. Guadeloupe                                                              444,515 (July 2004 est.)      (Overseas territory of France)
  8. Martinique                                                                  429,510 (July 2004 est.)      (Overseas territory of France)
  9. Bahamas                                                                   309,1562
  10. Barbados                                                                   284,589
  11. Netherlands Antilles                                                227,049  (part of the Netherlands)
  12. Saint Lucia                                                                 160,267
  13. United States Virgin Islands                                   109,825 (overseas territory of the US) 
  14. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines                         104,574
  15. Aruba                                                                           103,065  (overseas territory of the Netherlands)3
  16. Grenada                                                                       90,739
  17. Antigua and Barbuda                                                 85,632
  18. Dominica                                                                      72,660
  19. Bermuda                                                                       67,837  (overseas territory of the UK)
  20. Cayman Islands                                                          49,035  (overseas territory of the UK)4
  21. Saint Kitts and Nevis                                                  40,131
  22. British Virgin Islands                                                  24,491  (overseas territory of the UK)
  23. Turks and Caicos Islands                                         22,942  (overseas territory of the UK)
  24. Anguilla                                                                         14,436  (overseas territory of the UK)
  25. Montserrat                                                                       5,097  (overseas territory of the UK)5
           TOTAL                                                                       40,809,693

South America

  1. Brazil                                                                  198,739,2691
  2. Colombia                                                            45,644,023
  3. Argentina                                                             40,913,584
  4. Peru                                                                      29,546,963
  5. Venezuela                                                           26,814,843
  6. Chile                                                                     16,601,707
  7. Ecuador                                                               14,573,101
  8. Bolivia                                                                     9,775,246
  9. Paraguay                                                                6,995,655
  10. Uruguay                                                                  3,494,382
  11. Guyana                                                                       772,2982
  12. Suriname                                                                   481,267
  13. [French Guiana]]                                                           191,309 (July 2004 est.) (Overseas territory of France)
          TOTAL                                                                    394,543,647

Combined

  •  Country                                                                   Population
                                                                                   (July 2009 est.)
  1. Brazil                                                                  198,739,2691
  2. Mexico                                                                111,211,789     
  3. Colombia                                                            45,644,023
  4. Argentina                                                             40,913,584
  5. Peru                                                                      29,546,963
  6. Venezuela                                                           26,814,843
  7. Chile                                                                     16,601,707
  8. Ecuador                                                               14,573,101
  9. Guatemala                                                          13,276,517
  10. Cuba                                                                    11,451,652

  11. Bolivia                                                                     9,775,246
  12. Dominican Republic                                            9,650,054
  13. Haiti                                                                         9,035,5362
  14. Honduras                                                               7,792,8542
  15. El Salvador                                                            7,185,218
  16. Paraguay                                                                6,995,655
  17. Nicaragua                                                              5,891,199                  
  18. Costa Rica                                                             4,253,877
    Puerto Rico                                                            3,971,020  (territory of the US with commonwealth status)
  19. Uruguay                                                                  3,494,382
  20. Panamá                                                                  3,360,474

  21. Jamaica                                                                  2,825,928
  22. Trinidad and Tobago                                            1,229,953 
  23. Guyana                                                                       772,2982
  24. Suriname                                                                   481,267
    Guadeloupe                                                              444,515 (July 2004 est.)      (Overseas territory of France)
    Martinique                                                                  429,510 (July 2004 est.)      (Overseas territory of France)
  25. Bahamas                                                                   309,1562
  26. Belize                                                                          307,899
  27. Barbados                                                                   284,589
    Netherlands Antilles                                                227,049  (part of the Netherlands)
    French Guiana                                                          191,309 (July 2004 est.) (Overseas territory of France)
  28. Saint Lucia                                                                 160,267
    United States Virgin Islands                                   109,825 (overseas territory of the US)
  29. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines                         104,574
    Aruba                                                                           103,065  (overseas territory of the Netherlands)3
  30. Grenada                                                                       90,739

  31. Antigua and Barbuda                                                 85,632
  32. Dominica                                                                      72,660
    Bermuda                                                                       67,837  (overseas territory of the UK)
    Cayman Islands                                                          49,035  (overseas territory of the UK)4
  33. Saint Kitts and Nevis                                                  40,131
    British Virgin Islands                                                  24,491  (overseas territory of the UK)
    Turks and Caicos Islands                                         22,942  (overseas territory of the UK)
    Anguilla                                                                         14,436  (overseas territory of the UK)
    Montserrat                                                                       5,097  (overseas territory of the UK)5

          TOTAL                                                                     588,633,167

 

  1. Brazil conducted a census in August 2000, which reported a population of 169,872,855; that figure was about 3.8% lower than projections by the US Census Bureau, and is close to the implied underenumeration of 4.6% for the 1991 census (July 2009 est.)
  2. Estimates for the Bahamas, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2009 est.)
  3. Aruba estimate based on a revision of the base population, fertility, and mortality numbers, as well as a revision of 1985-1999 migration estimates from outmigration to inmigration, which is assumed to continue into the future; the new results are consistent with the 2000 census (July 2009 est.)
  4. Most of the population lives on Grand Cayman (July 2009 est.)
  5. An estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned (July 2009 est.)


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Citation

(2009). Populations of Latin American and the Caribbean Countries. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbeea77896bb431f69963a

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