Bolivia Population 2022


Bolivia map
  • The current population of Bolivia is estimated at 11,998,912 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Bolivia represent 0.15% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Bolivia is 10.6 inhabitants per km2.
  • Bolivia is located in South America.
  • Bolivia ranks number 80 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Bolivia is -17.4140° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -66.1650° W.
  • The median age in Bolivia is 25.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Bolivia is 1,805 BOB per month in 2022, around $260 USD per month.
  • The countries that Bolivia shares its land boundary with are Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the southwest, Chile to the west, and Peru to the northwest.

Bolivia

Official name Plurinational State of Bolivia
Location South America
Capital La Paz and Sucre
Population 11,949,504 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 10.6/km2
Population growth rate 1.32% (in 2022)
Area 1,098,581 km2 (424,164.32 sq mi)
Official language Spanish
Currency Boliviano (BOB)
Life expectancy 72.05 years
Internet TLD .bo
Call code +591

Bolivia Population Graph

Bolivia Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 11,681,200 5,861,626 5,819,574 50.18% 49.82% 8,190,857 70.12%
2019 11,521,161 5,783,623 5,737,538 50.2% 49.8% 8,038,314 69.77%
2018 11,361,087 5,705,538 5,655,549 50.22% 49.78% 7,888,003 69.43%
2017 11,200,688 5,626,106 5,574,582 50.23% 49.77% 7,737,435 69.08%
2016 11,039,544 5,547,371 5,492,173 50.25% 49.75% 7,588,583 68.74%
2015 10,877,341 5,466,952 5,410,389 50.26% 49.74% 7,439,014 68.39%
2014 10,714,012 5,387,005 5,327,007 50.28% 49.72% 7,290,885 68.05%
2013 10,549,755 5,305,472 5,244,283 50.29% 49.71% 7,142,184 67.7%
2012 10,384,941 5,223,625 5,161,316 50.3% 49.7% 6,991,142 67.32%
2011 10,220,100 5,141,732 5,078,368 50.31% 49.69% 6,834,181 66.87%
2010 10,055,631 5,059,994 4,995,637 50.32% 49.68% 6,679,956 66.43%
2009 9,891,709 4,977,508 4,914,201 50.32% 49.68% 6,526,550 65.98%
2008 9,728,262 4,896,234 4,832,028 50.33% 49.67% 6,375,903 65.54%
2007 9,565,129 4,815,086 4,750,043 50.34% 49.66% 6,224,986 65.08%
2006 9,402,026 4,732,980 4,669,046 50.34% 49.66% 6,076,529 64.63%
2005 9,238,764 4,650,794 4,587,970 50.34% 49.66% 5,928,515 64.17%
2004 9,075,392 4,568,552 4,506,840 50.34% 49.66% 5,781,932 63.71%
2003 8,912,054 4,485,437 4,426,617 50.33% 49.67% 5,636,874 63.25%
2002 8,748,942 4,402,468 4,346,474 50.32% 49.68% 5,492,586 62.78%
2001 8,586,250 4,319,742 4,266,508 50.31% 49.69% 5,350,092 62.31%
2000 8,424,163 4,238,196 4,185,967 50.31% 49.69% 5,205,290 61.79%
1999 8,262,846 4,157,038 4,105,808 50.31% 49.69% 5,061,819 61.26%
1998 8,102,429 4,076,332 4,026,097 50.31% 49.69% 4,921,415 60.74%
1997 7,943,009 3,996,922 3,946,087 50.32% 49.68% 4,782,486 60.21%
1996 7,784,713 3,917,268 3,867,445 50.32% 49.68% 4,645,917 59.68%
1995 7,627,670 3,839,006 3,788,664 50.33% 49.67% 4,511,767 59.15%
1994 7,472,019 3,759,920 3,712,099 50.32% 49.68% 4,380,098 58.62%
1993 7,317,976 3,682,406 3,635,570 50.32% 49.68% 4,250,280 58.08%
1992 7,165,930 3,605,179 3,560,751 50.31% 49.69% 4,123,276 57.54%
1991 7,016,364 3,528,529 3,487,835 50.29% 49.71% 3,969,859 56.58%
1990 6,869,644 3,454,057 3,415,587 50.28% 49.72% 3,818,148 55.58%
1989 6,725,822 3,381,071 3,344,751 50.27% 49.73% 3,670,281 54.57%
1988 6,584,924 3,308,924 3,276,000 50.25% 49.75% 3,526,885 53.56%
1987 6,447,334 3,238,496 3,208,838 50.23% 49.77% 3,388,074 52.55%
1986 6,313,545 3,170,662 3,142,883 50.22% 49.78% 3,254,001 51.54%
1985 6,183,786 3,104,261 3,079,525 50.2% 49.8% 3,124,049 50.52%
1984 6,058,364 3,040,087 3,018,277 50.18% 49.82% 2,998,890 49.5%
1983 5,937,558 2,978,279 2,959,279 50.16% 49.84% 2,879,122 48.49%
1982 5,818,995 2,917,644 2,901,351 50.14% 49.86% 2,762,277 47.47%
1981 5,701,656 2,857,670 2,843,986 50.12% 49.88% 2,648,989 46.46%
1980 5,584,396 2,797,782 2,786,614 50.1% 49.9% 2,538,108 45.45%
1979 5,466,783 2,737,765 2,729,018 50.08% 49.92% 2,429,438 44.44%
1978 5,349,222 2,677,821 2,671,401 50.06% 49.94% 2,323,702 43.44%
1977 5,232,436 2,617,788 2,614,648 50.03% 49.97% 2,221,169 42.45%
1976 5,117,549 2,559,286 2,558,263 50.01% 49.99% 2,129,924 41.62%
1975 5,005,414 2,502,206 2,503,208 49.99% 50.01% 2,067,737 41.31%
1974 4,896,208 2,446,146 2,450,062 49.96% 50.04% 2,007,445 41%
1973 4,789,745 2,391,520 2,398,225 49.93% 50.07% 1,949,426 40.7%
1972 4,686,138 2,338,383 2,347,755 49.9% 50.1% 1,892,731 40.39%
1971 4,585,417 2,286,747 2,298,670 49.87% 50.13% 1,837,835 40.08%
1970 4,487,591 2,237,064 2,250,527 49.85% 50.15% 1,785,164 39.78%
1969 4,392,759 2,188,473 2,204,286 49.82% 50.18% 1,733,822 39.47%
1968 4,300,960 2,141,448 2,159,512 49.79% 50.21% 1,684,686 39.17%
1967 4,212,050 2,095,916 2,116,134 49.76% 50.24% 1,636,803 38.86%
1966 4,125,815 2,051,768 2,074,047 49.73% 50.27% 1,590,914 38.56%
1965 4,042,096 2,008,922 2,033,174 49.7% 50.3% 1,546,506 38.26%
1964 3,960,925 1,967,391 1,993,534 49.67% 50.33% 1,503,567 37.96%
1963 3,882,294 1,927,171 1,955,123 49.64% 50.36% 1,462,072 37.66%
1962 3,806,038 1,888,175 1,917,863 49.61% 50.39% 1,421,936 37.36%
1961 3,731,937 1,850,294 1,881,643 49.58% 50.42% 1,383,056 37.06%
1960 3,659,887 1,813,474 1,846,413 49.55% 50.45% 1,345,374 36.76%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Bolivia ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Bolivia. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Bolivia

# City Population 2022
1 Santa Cruz de la Sierra 1,455,388
2 El Alto 852,234
3 La Paz 766,725
4 Cochabamba 639,100
5 Oruro 266,827
6 Sucre 240,947
7 Tarija 182,544
8 Potosí 177,265
9 Sacaba 151,814
10 Quillacollo 119,485
11 Montero 109,011
12 Trinidad 103,098
13 Riberalta 79,431
14 Warnes 78,918
15 La Guardia 78,306
16 Viacha 63,466
17 Yacuíba 62,506
18 Colcapirhua 52,757
19 Tiquipaya 49,744
20 Cobija 43,487
21 Vinto 41,378
22 Guayaramerín 36,086
23 Villazón 35,582
24 Yapacaní 32,452
25 Villamontes 30,609
26 Bermejo 29,751
27 Camiri 29,146
28 Tupiza 27,649
29 Llallagua 25,521
30 San Ignacio de Velasco 23,519
31 San Julián 21,024
32 Huanuni 20,598
33 Punata 19,868
34 Cotoca 19,650
35 Ascención de Guarayos 19,464
36 Achocalla 18,595
37 Mineros 18,584
38 Uyuni 18,339
39 San Borja 17,776
40 El Torno 17,390
41 Puerto Suárez 16,816
42 Portachuelo 14,329
43 Caranavi 13,959
44 Rurrenabaque 13,599
45 Challapata 12,858
46 Santa Ana del Yacuma 12,320
47 San José de Chiquitos 12,049
48 Sipe Sipe 11,927
49 Patacamaya 11,291
50 Puerto Quijarro 11,228
51 Vallegrande 10,239
52 San Ignacio de Moxos 10,219
53 Roboré 10,209

Other Countries from South America Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Brazil 215,519,404 25/km2
Colombia 51,656,639 42.30/km2
Argentina 47,328,106 14/km2
Peru 34,001,319 23/km2
Chile 19,439,508 25/km2
Ecuador 17,980,451 67/km2
Bolivia 11,949,504 10.6/km2
Paraguay 7,320,161 18/km2
Guyana 791,216 3,502/km2
Suriname 595,215 3/km2