El Salvador Population 2022


El Salvador map
  • The current population of El Salvador is estimated at 6,811,120 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of El Salvador represent 0.09% of the total world population.
  • The population density of El Salvador is 324 inhabitants per km2.
  • El Salvador is located in Central America.
  • El Salvador ranks number 112 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of El Salvador is 13.8033° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -88.9155° W.
  • The median age in El Salvador is 27.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in El Salvador is USD $299.30 per month, in January, 2022.
  • The countries that El Salvador shares its land boundary with are Honduras to the north, and Guatemala to the northwest. It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south.

El Salvador

Official name Republic of El Salvador
Location Central America
Capital San Salvador
Population 6,800,672 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 324/km2
Population growth rate 0.5% (in 2022)
Area 21,041 km2 (8,123.97 sq mi)
Official language Spanish
Currency Salvadoran colón and United States dollar (USD)
Life expectancy 73.85 years
Internet TLD .sv
Call code +503

El Salvador Population Graph

El Salvador Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 6,487,758 3,036,920 3,450,838 46.81% 53.19% 4,764,609 73.44%
2019 6,455,099 3,024,214 3,430,885 46.85% 53.15% 4,696,085 72.75%
2018 6,422,281 3,011,408 3,410,873 46.89% 53.11% 4,625,327 72.02%
2017 6,389,657 2,998,666 3,390,991 46.93% 53.07% 4,554,548 71.28%
2016 6,357,662 2,986,194 3,371,468 46.97% 53.03% 4,482,152 70.5%
2015 6,326,639 2,974,786 3,351,853 47.02% 52.98% 4,409,667 69.7%
2014 6,296,635 2,964,456 3,332,179 47.08% 52.92% 4,336,493 68.87%
2013 6,267,580 2,953,910 3,313,670 47.13% 52.87% 4,264,461 68.04%
2012 6,239,419 2,944,382 3,295,037 47.19% 52.81% 4,192,266 67.19%
2011 6,212,058 2,935,819 3,276,239 47.26% 52.74% 4,120,458 66.33%
2010 6,185,361 2,926,913 3,258,448 47.32% 52.68% 4,048,319 65.45%
2009 6,159,156 2,919,440 3,239,716 47.4% 52.6% 3,976,967 64.57%
2008 6,133,239 2,912,062 3,221,177 47.48% 52.52% 3,905,647 63.68%
2007 6,107,275 2,904,620 3,202,655 47.56% 52.44% 3,833,537 62.77%
2006 6,080,854 2,896,919 3,183,935 47.64% 52.36% 3,781,683 62.19%
2005 6,053,577 2,889,372 3,164,205 47.73% 52.27% 3,732,030 61.65%
2004 6,025,247 2,881,273 3,143,974 47.82% 52.18% 3,682,028 61.11%
2003 5,997,072 2,873,197 3,123,875 47.91% 52.09% 3,631,827 60.56%
2002 5,965,120 2,863,258 3,101,862 48% 52% 3,579,669 60.01%
2001 5,929,965 2,851,127 3,078,838 48.08% 51.92% 3,525,957 59.46%
2000 5,890,874 2,837,634 3,053,240 48.17% 51.83% 3,470,314 58.91%
1999 5,847,756 2,821,542 3,026,214 48.25% 51.75% 3,412,750 58.36%
1998 5,800,663 2,803,460 2,997,203 48.33% 51.67% 3,352,783 57.8%
1997 5,749,161 2,782,594 2,966,567 48.4% 51.6% 3,250,576 56.54%
1996 5,692,788 2,759,294 2,933,494 48.47% 51.53% 3,146,404 55.27%
1995 5,631,416 2,733,489 2,897,927 48.54% 51.46% 3,040,401 53.99%
1994 5,564,697 2,704,443 2,860,254 48.6% 51.4% 2,932,595 52.7%
1993 5,493,223 2,672,453 2,820,770 48.65% 51.35% 2,824,615 51.42%
1992 5,419,035 2,639,070 2,779,965 48.7% 51.3% 2,726,858 50.32%
1991 5,344,861 2,605,085 2,739,776 48.74% 51.26% 2,661,206 49.79%
1990 5,272,709 2,572,027 2,700,682 48.78% 51.22% 2,597,864 49.27%
1989 5,203,208 2,540,726 2,662,482 48.83% 51.17% 2,536,564 48.75%
1988 5,135,840 2,509,371 2,626,469 48.86% 51.14% 2,477,016 48.23%
1987 5,070,065 2,479,262 2,590,803 48.9% 51.1% 2,418,928 47.71%
1986 5,004,840 2,449,869 2,554,971 48.95% 51.05% 2,362,284 47.2%
1985 4,939,271 2,419,749 2,519,522 48.99% 51.01% 2,305,652 46.68%
1984 4,873,477 2,389,953 2,483,524 49.04% 50.96% 2,249,597 46.16%
1983 4,807,338 2,360,403 2,446,935 49.1% 50.9% 2,194,069 45.64%
1982 4,739,625 2,330,000 2,409,625 49.16% 50.84% 2,138,993 45.13%
1981 4,668,694 2,297,931 2,370,763 49.22% 50.78% 2,082,704 44.61%
1980 4,593,431 2,263,643 2,329,788 49.28% 50.72% 2,025,703 44.1%
1979 4,513,383 2,226,903 2,286,480 49.34% 50.66% 1,967,384 43.59%
1978 4,428,892 2,187,873 2,241,019 49.4% 50.6% 1,907,967 43.08%
1977 4,340,620 2,146,871 2,193,749 49.46% 50.54% 1,847,802 42.57%
1976 4,249,632 2,104,418 2,145,214 49.52% 50.48% 1,787,395 42.06%
1975 4,156,766 2,060,509 2,096,257 49.57% 50.43% 1,727,136 41.55%
1974 4,062,285 2,015,300 2,046,985 49.61% 50.39% 1,667,568 41.05%
1973 3,966,255 1,969,246 1,997,009 49.65% 50.35% 1,607,920 40.54%
1972 3,869,244 1,922,240 1,947,004 49.68% 50.32% 1,549,245 40.04%
1971 3,771,945 1,874,657 1,897,288 49.7% 50.3% 1,491,427 39.54%
1970 3,674,903 1,826,427 1,848,476 49.7% 50.3% 1,449,382 39.44%
1969 3,578,622 1,778,217 1,800,405 49.69% 50.31% 1,407,830 39.34%
1968 3,483,365 1,729,839 1,753,526 49.66% 50.34% 1,366,872 39.24%
1967 3,389,078 1,681,661 1,707,417 49.62% 50.38% 1,326,146 39.13%
1966 3,295,601 1,633,959 1,661,642 49.58% 50.42% 1,286,273 39.03%
1965 3,202,911 1,586,082 1,616,829 49.52% 50.48% 1,246,893 38.93%
1964 3,111,126 1,539,074 1,572,052 49.47% 50.53% 1,208,050 38.83%
1963 3,020,734 1,492,545 1,528,189 49.41% 50.59% 1,169,930 38.73%
1962 2,933,825 1,447,549 1,486,276 49.34% 50.66% 1,133,337 38.63%
1961 2,849,163 1,404,068 1,445,095 49.28% 50.72% 1,097,783 38.53%
1960 2,768,809 1,363,085 1,405,724 49.23% 50.77% 1,061,838 38.35%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in El Salvador ordered by Population

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

El Salvador

# City Population 2022
1 San Salvador 530,829
2 Soyapango 333,994
3 Santa Ana 178,710
4 San Miguel 163,709
5 Mejicanos 162,738
6 Santa Tecla 126,751
7 Apopa 113,066
8 Delgado 72,238
9 Sonsonate 60,372
10 San Marcos 55,341
11 Usulutan 52,606
12 Cojutepeque 49,079
13 Cuscatancingo 45,039
14 San Vicente 41,994
15 Zacatecoluca 40,128
16 San Martin 39,680
17 Ilopango 39,275
18 Ahuachapan 34,593
19 Antiguo Cuscatlan 34,159
20 Chalchuapa 32,792
21 Quezaltepeque 29,192
22 La Union 27,217
23 Ayutuxtepeque 25,785
24 Acajutla 23,148
25 Aguilares 21,670
26 Sensuntepeque 20,671
27 Chalatenango 19,556
28 Izalco 19,437
29 San Rafael Oriente 19,414
30 Puerto El Triunfo 19,366
31 Metapan 19,308
32 La Libertad 17,035
33 San Francisco 16,398
34 Sonzacate 15,614
35 Santiago de Maria 15,250
36 Armenia 15,166
37 Santo Tomas 14,811
38 Santa Rosa de Lima 13,364
39 Zaragoza 11,854
40 Berlin 11,425
41 Guazapa 11,093
42 Jucuapa 10,704
43 Ciudad Arce 10,253
44 Nueva Concepcion 10,142
45 Juayua 10,070
46 Santiago Nonualco 9,631
47 El Transito 9,599
48 Atiquizaya 9,582
49 Jiquilisco 9,260
50 San Antonio del Monte 9,227
51 El Congo 9,036
52 Chinameca 8,744
53 Ciudad Barrios 8,577
54 Concepcion de Ataco 7,919
55 Nahuizalco 7,437
56 San Sebastian 7,398
57 San Juan Opico 7,245
58 Panchimalco 6,838
59 Nuevo Cuscatlan 6,569
60 Chirilagua 6,493
61 Candelaria de La Frontera 6,389
62 Olocuilta 6,375
63 Tonacatepeque 6,323
64 Santa Elena 5,959
65 Apastepeque 5,881
66 Nueva Guadalupe 5,868
67 Coatepeque 5,839
68 Suchitoto 5,783
69 El Rosario 5,699
70 Rosario de Mora 5,222

Other Countries from Central America Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Guatemala 18,452,611 130/km2
Honduras 10,183,541 85.7/km2
El Salvador 6,800,672 324/km2
Nicaragua 6,768,951 51/km2
Costa Rica 5,135,530 1.1/km2
Panama 4,433,818 56/km2
Belize 416,349 17.70/km2