Ecuador Population 2022


Ecuador map
  • The current population of Ecuador is estimated at 18,063,989 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Ecuador represent 0.23% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Ecuador is 67 inhabitants per km2.
  • Ecuador is located in South America.
  • Ecuador ranks number 67 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Ecuador is -2.2109° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -79.9074° W.
  • The median age in Ecuador is 27.9 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Ecuador is USD $425 per month, as of January, 2022.
  • The countries that Ecuador shares its land boundary with are Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Ecuador

Official name Republic of Ecuador
Location South America
Capital Quito
Population 17,980,451 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 67/km2
Population growth rate 1.5% (in 2022)
Area 256,370 km2 (98,984.97 sq mi)
Official language Spanish
Currency United States dollar (USD)
Life expectancy 77.50 years
Internet TLD .ec
Call code +593

Ecuador Population Graph

Ecuador Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 17,646,589 8,825,059 8,821,530 50.01% 49.99% 11,323,816 64.17%
2019 17,377,132 8,692,041 8,685,091 50.02% 49.98% 11,119,627 63.99%
2018 17,087,776 8,549,014 8,538,762 50.03% 49.97% 10,905,419 63.82%
2017 16,788,713 8,401,072 8,387,641 50.04% 49.96% 10,689,374 63.67%
2016 16,494,414 8,255,454 8,238,960 50.05% 49.95% 10,478,901 63.53%
2015 16,215,264 8,117,361 8,097,903 50.06% 49.94% 10,280,477 63.4%
2014 15,955,022 7,987,084 7,967,938 50.06% 49.94% 10,093,147 63.26%
2013 15,710,614 7,866,304 7,844,310 50.07% 49.93% 9,918,111 63.13%
2012 15,477,194 7,750,979 7,726,215 50.08% 49.92% 9,749,085 62.99%
2011 15,246,934 7,637,189 7,609,745 50.09% 49.91% 9,582,698 62.85%
2010 15,014,116 7,522,072 7,492,044 50.1% 49.9% 9,412,349 62.69%
2009 14,777,367 7,404,939 7,372,428 50.11% 49.89% 9,235,854 62.5%
2008 14,538,647 7,286,770 7,251,877 50.12% 49.88% 9,057,577 62.3%
2007 14,299,413 7,168,296 7,131,117 50.13% 49.87% 8,879,935 62.1%
2006 14,062,191 7,050,783 7,011,408 50.14% 49.86% 8,705,902 61.91%
2005 13,828,604 6,935,045 6,893,559 50.15% 49.85% 8,533,632 61.71%
2004 13,599,109 6,821,313 6,777,796 50.16% 49.84% 8,364,812 61.51%
2003 13,372,352 6,708,909 6,663,443 50.17% 49.83% 8,199,926 61.32%
2002 13,146,094 6,596,710 6,549,384 50.18% 49.82% 8,034,893 61.12%
2001 12,917,243 6,483,164 6,434,079 50.19% 49.81% 7,853,684 60.8%
2000 12,683,659 6,365,928 6,317,731 50.19% 49.81% 7,648,246 60.3%
1999 12,445,095 6,247,438 6,197,657 50.2% 49.8% 7,442,167 59.8%
1998 12,201,377 6,126,311 6,075,066 50.21% 49.79% 7,234,196 59.29%
1997 11,954,325 6,003,462 5,950,863 50.22% 49.78% 7,027,948 58.79%
1996 11,705,978 5,879,913 5,826,065 50.23% 49.77% 6,822,244 58.28%
1995 11,457,954 5,756,476 5,701,478 50.24% 49.76% 6,619,260 57.77%
1994 11,210,689 5,633,371 5,577,318 50.25% 49.75% 6,418,119 57.25%
1993 10,964,091 5,510,552 5,453,539 50.26% 49.74% 6,221,025 56.74%
1992 10,718,703 5,387,220 5,331,483 50.26% 49.74% 6,027,127 56.23%
1991 10,474,989 5,265,777 5,209,212 50.27% 49.73% 5,835,616 55.71%
1990 10,233,386 5,145,346 5,088,040 50.28% 49.72% 5,637,572 55.09%
1989 9,994,268 5,025,118 4,969,150 50.28% 49.72% 5,428,886 54.32%
1988 9,757,917 4,906,281 4,851,636 50.28% 49.72% 5,225,365 53.55%
1987 9,524,647 4,789,945 4,734,702 50.29% 49.71% 5,026,156 52.77%
1986 9,294,711 4,674,310 4,620,401 50.29% 49.71% 4,832,320 51.99%
1985 9,068,276 4,560,436 4,507,840 50.29% 49.71% 4,644,771 51.22%
1984 8,845,585 4,448,445 4,397,140 50.29% 49.71% 4,461,713 50.44%
1983 8,626,664 4,337,487 4,289,177 50.28% 49.72% 4,284,001 49.66%
1982 8,411,414 4,229,259 4,182,155 50.28% 49.72% 4,106,452 48.82%
1981 8,199,615 4,122,766 4,076,849 50.28% 49.72% 3,926,796 47.89%
1980 7,991,095 4,017,123 3,973,972 50.27% 49.73% 3,752,618 46.96%
1979 7,785,942 3,913,993 3,871,949 50.27% 49.73% 3,583,869 46.03%
1978 7,584,177 3,812,566 3,771,611 50.27% 49.73% 3,421,222 45.11%
1977 7,385,485 3,711,945 3,673,540 50.26% 49.74% 3,263,646 44.19%
1976 7,189,519 3,613,452 3,576,067 50.26% 49.74% 3,111,624 43.28%
1975 6,996,010 3,515,495 3,480,515 50.25% 49.75% 2,963,510 42.36%
1974 6,804,904 3,419,464 3,385,440 50.25% 49.75% 2,821,313 41.46%
1973 6,616,428 3,324,093 3,292,335 50.24% 49.76% 2,705,457 40.89%
1972 6,430,920 3,230,251 3,200,669 50.23% 49.77% 2,594,876 40.35%
1971 6,248,920 3,138,208 3,110,712 50.22% 49.78% 2,487,695 39.81%
1970 6,070,832 3,048,165 3,022,667 50.21% 49.79% 2,384,623 39.28%
1969 5,898,316 2,960,365 2,937,951 50.19% 49.81% 2,285,008 38.74%
1968 5,728,325 2,873,901 2,854,424 50.17% 49.83% 2,189,366 38.22%
1967 5,562,793 2,789,741 2,773,052 50.15% 49.85% 2,096,617 37.69%
1966 5,402,123 2,708,084 2,694,039 50.13% 49.87% 2,007,429 37.16%
1965 5,246,602 2,629,072 2,617,530 50.11% 49.89% 1,922,355 36.64%
1964 5,096,395 2,552,275 2,544,120 50.08% 49.92% 1,840,818 36.12%
1963 4,951,465 2,478,703 2,472,762 50.06% 49.94% 1,763,217 35.61%
1962 4,811,599 2,407,724 2,403,875 50.04% 49.96% 1,686,947 35.06%
1961 4,676,513 2,339,192 2,337,321 50.02% 49.98% 1,611,994 34.47%
1960 4,545,930 2,272,510 2,273,420 49.99% 50.01% 1,540,161 33.88%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Ecuador ordered by Population

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

Ecuador

# City Population 2022
1 Guayaquil 1,978,577
2 Quito 1,415,352
3 Cuenca 279,844
4 Santo Domingo de los Colorados 202,866
5 Machala 200,956
6 Manta 184,924
7 Portoviejo 172,932
8 Eloy Alfaro 169,462
9 Esmeraldas 167,149
10 Ambato 156,839
11 Milagro 135,297
12 Ibarra 134,825
13 Riobamba 126,395
14 Quevedo 120,738
15 Loja 119,728
16 Tulcan 87,917
17 Babahoyo 77,194
18 La Libertad 76,807
19 Latacunga 52,234
20 Velasco Ibarra 49,402
21 Puerto Francisco de Orellana 48,544
22 Pasaje 45,264
23 Chone 45,207
24 Salinas 44,423
25 Santa Elena 42,780
26 Rosa Zarate 42,601
27 Santa Rosa 42,397
28 Balzar 40,616
29 Huaquillas 40,202
30 Ventanas 38,615
31 Bahia de Caraquez 37,378
32 La Troncal 36,724
33 Jipijapa 36,335
34 Azogues 35,404
35 Naranjito 34,589
36 El Triunfo 32,799
37 Vinces 32,770
38 Otavalo 32,754
39 Naranjal 32,494
40 Playas 30,809
41 Yaguachi Nuevo 28,352
42 Cayambe 26,800
43 Machachi 26,033
44 Puyo 25,297
45 Nueva Loja 24,584
46 Samborondon 24,429
47 Macas 24,078
48 Pedro Carbo 23,610
49 Guaranda 22,397
50 Boca Suno 20,504
51 San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas 20,500
52 Catamayo 18,788
53 Montecristi 18,612
54 Atuntaqui 17,669
55 Calceta 17,436
56 Tena 17,366
57 Gualaceo 17,290
58 Pinas 17,215
59 Cariamanga 17,085
60 Pelileo 16,842
61 La Mana 16,582
62 Pujili 16,362
63 Montalvo 15,701
64 Zamora 15,507
65 Sucre 15,503
66 Tosagua 14,872
67 San Gabriel 14,654
68 Alausi 14,478
69 Muisne 13,556
70 Macara 13,204
71 Santa Ana 12,997
72 Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno 12,806
73 Guano 12,797
74 Santa Lucia 12,717
75 San Miguel 12,705
76 Zaruma 12,704
77 Balao 12,314
78 Valdez 11,543
79 Catacocha 11,008
80 San Miguel de Salcedo 10,976
81 Rocafuerte 10,448
82 Yantzaza 10,078
83 Canar 10,027
84 Catarama 9,856
85 Portovelo 9,788
86 Banos 9,622
87 Colimes 9,521
88 Palestina 9,512
89 Pajan 9,337
90 Junin 9,252
91 Palenque 9,167
92 Puerto Ayora 9,129
93 Puerto Bolivar 8,425
94 Cotacachi 8,340
95 Oyambarillo 8,126
96 Lomas de Sargentillo 7,620
97 Pillaro 7,549
98 Sucua 7,473
99 Pimampiro 7,471
100 Archidona 7,377

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