Nicaragua Population 2022


Nicaragua map
  • The current population of Nicaragua is estimated at 6,778,846 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Nicaragua represent 0.09% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Nicaragua is 51 inhabitants per km2.
  • Nicaragua is located in Central America.
  • Nicaragua ranks number 110 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Nicaragua is 12.8511° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -85.2126° W.
  • The median age in Nicaragua is 26.5 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Nicaragua is 4723.95 NIO per month, around USD $131.73 per month, for the agriculture, in 2022.
  • The countries that Nicaragua shares its land boundary with are Honduras to the north, Costa Rica to the south. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Caribbean Sea lies to the east.

Nicaragua

Official name Republic of Nicaragua
Location Central America
Capital Managua
Population 6,768,951 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 51/km2
Population growth rate 1.17% (in 2022)
Area 130,375 km2 (50,338.05 sq mi)
Official language Spanish
Currency Córdoba (NIO)
Life expectancy 75.02 years
Internet TLD .ni
Call code +505

Nicaragua Population Graph

Nicaragua Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 6,627,866 3,266,212 3,361,654 49.28% 50.72% 3,911,104 59.01%
2019 6,548,776 3,227,892 3,320,884 49.29% 50.71% 3,848,061 58.76%
2018 6,468,735 3,188,439 3,280,296 49.29% 50.71% 3,785,504 58.52%
2017 6,388,035 3,148,662 3,239,373 49.29% 50.71% 3,724,224 58.3%
2016 6,307,122 3,108,780 3,198,342 49.29% 50.71% 3,663,807 58.09%
2015 6,226,346 3,068,966 3,157,380 49.29% 50.71% 3,605,054 57.9%
2014 6,145,805 3,028,653 3,117,152 49.28% 50.72% 3,546,129 57.7%
2013 6,065,493 2,988,468 3,077,025 49.27% 50.73% 3,488,265 57.51%
2012 5,987,316 2,949,352 3,037,964 49.26% 50.74% 3,431,331 57.31%
2011 5,907,757 2,910,161 2,997,596 49.26% 50.74% 3,373,920 57.11%
2010 5,828,717 2,871,226 2,957,491 49.26% 50.74% 3,317,706 56.92%
2009 5,750,134 2,833,091 2,917,043 49.27% 50.73% 3,261,476 56.72%
2008 5,671,970 2,795,714 2,876,256 49.29% 50.71% 3,206,365 56.53%
2007 5,594,538 2,758,667 2,835,871 49.31% 50.69% 3,151,403 56.33%
2006 5,518,168 2,722,112 2,796,056 49.33% 50.67% 3,097,348 56.13%
2005 5,443,043 2,686,142 2,756,901 49.35% 50.65% 3,044,838 55.94%
2004 5,369,222 2,651,322 2,717,900 49.38% 50.62% 2,994,952 55.78%
2003 5,296,349 2,616,396 2,679,953 49.4% 50.6% 2,946,359 55.63%
2002 5,223,499 2,581,453 2,642,046 49.42% 50.58% 2,897,997 55.48%
2001 5,149,483 2,545,904 2,603,579 49.44% 50.56% 2,849,724 55.34%
2000 5,073,365 2,509,286 2,564,079 49.46% 50.54% 2,799,990 55.19%
1999 4,995,034 2,471,543 2,523,491 49.48% 50.52% 2,749,267 55.04%
1998 4,914,571 2,432,221 2,482,350 49.49% 50.51% 2,697,608 54.89%
1997 4,831,520 2,392,086 2,439,434 49.51% 50.49% 2,644,774 54.74%
1996 4,745,364 2,349,904 2,395,460 49.52% 50.48% 2,590,494 54.59%
1995 4,655,907 2,306,071 2,349,836 49.53% 50.47% 2,534,676 54.44%
1994 4,562,657 2,260,340 2,302,317 49.54% 50.46% 2,472,048 54.18%
1993 4,466,066 2,212,936 2,253,130 49.55% 50.45% 2,407,656 53.91%
1992 4,368,006 2,164,784 2,203,222 49.56% 50.44% 2,342,562 53.63%
1991 4,270,984 2,117,554 2,153,430 49.58% 50.42% 2,278,570 53.35%
1990 4,176,774 2,072,098 2,104,676 49.61% 50.39% 2,217,032 53.08%
1989 4,086,224 2,028,402 2,057,822 49.64% 50.36% 2,157,526 52.8%
1988 3,998,725 1,986,966 2,011,759 49.69% 50.31% 2,100,130 52.52%
1987 3,912,800 1,946,618 1,966,182 49.75% 50.25% 2,044,047 52.24%
1986 3,826,192 1,905,826 1,920,366 49.81% 50.19% 1,988,089 51.96%
1985 3,737,330 1,863,433 1,873,897 49.86% 50.14% 1,931,452 51.68%
1984 3,645,892 1,819,665 1,826,227 49.91% 50.09% 1,874,353 51.41%
1983 3,552,551 1,774,854 1,777,697 49.96% 50.04% 1,816,419 51.13%
1982 3,457,893 1,728,946 1,728,947 50% 50% 1,758,339 50.85%
1981 3,362,830 1,682,760 1,680,070 50.04% 49.96% 1,700,583 50.57%
1980 3,268,132 1,636,354 1,631,778 50.07% 49.93% 1,643,544 50.29%
1979 3,173,941 1,590,144 1,583,797 50.1% 49.9% 1,587,288 50.01%
1978 3,080,323 1,543,858 1,536,465 50.12% 49.88% 1,531,845 49.73%
1977 2,988,167 1,497,968 1,490,199 50.13% 49.87% 1,477,947 49.46%
1976 2,897,572 1,452,553 1,445,019 50.13% 49.87% 1,425,026 49.18%
1975 2,809,385 1,408,345 1,401,040 50.13% 49.87% 1,373,789 48.9%
1974 2,723,866 1,365,202 1,358,664 50.12% 49.88% 1,324,344 48.62%
1973 2,641,074 1,322,914 1,318,160 50.09% 49.91% 1,276,695 48.34%
1972 2,561,008 1,282,041 1,278,967 50.06% 49.94% 1,230,820 48.06%
1971 2,483,578 1,242,782 1,240,796 50.04% 49.96% 1,186,902 47.79%
1970 2,408,689 1,204,585 1,204,104 50.01% 49.99% 1,132,806 47.03%
1969 2,336,386 1,168,193 1,168,193 50% 50% 1,078,476 46.16%
1968 2,266,661 1,133,330 1,133,331 50% 50% 1,026,571 45.29%
1967 2,199,281 1,099,640 1,099,641 50% 50% 977,141 44.43%
1966 2,133,892 1,066,946 1,066,946 50% 50% 929,737 43.57%
1965 2,070,241 1,034,913 1,035,328 49.99% 50.01% 884,200 42.71%
1964 2,008,284 1,003,740 1,004,544 49.98% 50.02% 840,668 41.86%
1963 1,947,992 973,412 974,580 49.97% 50.03% 798,872 41.01%
1962 1,889,125 943,618 945,507 49.95% 50.05% 764,718 40.48%
1961 1,831,419 914,428 916,991 49.93% 50.07% 733,117 40.03%
1960 1,774,728 885,767 888,961 49.91% 50.09% 702,437 39.58%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Nicaragua ordered by Population

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

Nicaragua

# City Population 2022
1 Managua 974,060
2 Leon 145,665
3 Masaya 130,738
4 Chinandega 126,994
5 Matagalpa 110,049
6 Esteli 96,981
7 Granada 90,178
8 Jinotega 55,396
9 El Viejo 54,076
10 Nueva Guinea 53,395
11 Ciudad Sandino 50,545
12 Juigalpa 50,445
13 Tipitapa 50,445
14 Bluefields 44,821
15 Diriamba 35,386
16 Ocotal 34,237
17 Puerto Cabezas 33,904
18 Chichigalpa 33,369
19 Rivas 30,246
20 San Rafael del Sur 30,146
21 Jinotepe 29,746
22 Boaco 29,287
23 Nagarote 26,554
24 Jalapa 24,220
25 La Paz Centro 23,657
26 San Marcos 23,597
27 Masatepe 21,658
28 Nandaime 20,985
29 Rama 20,659
30 Somoto 20,523
31 Corinto 19,367
32 Rio Blanco 17,192
33 Camoapa 16,778
34 El Crucero 16,640
35 Siuna 16,192
36 Somotillo 15,496
37 Santo Tomas 14,926
38 Quilali 13,718
39 San Carlos 13,573
40 Ciudad Dario 13,458
41 Ticuantepe 13,338
42 El Sauce 12,004
43 Condega 11,117
44 Acoyapa 10,654
45 Matiguas 10,621
46 Diriomo 10,202
47 Telica 8,886
48 San Lorenzo 8,781
49 Great Corn Island 8,132
50 Las Praderas 7,979
51 Bocana de Paiwas 7,978
52 San Juan del Sur 7,916
53 Villa Sandino 7,907
54 Niquinohomo 7,856
55 Larreynaga 7,839
56 Puerto Morazan 7,816
57 San Jorge 7,259
58 Nindiri 7,214
59 Dolores 7,160
60 La Concepcion 7,068
61 Wiwili 7,054
62 Nandasmo 7,050
63 Pearl Lagoon 6,890
64 Waslala 6,563
65 Posoltega 6,505
66 Waspan 6,500
67 Bonanza 6,391
68 El Realejo 6,274
69 Santo Domingo 5,893
70 Santa Teresa 5,885
71 San Rafael del Norte 5,555
72 Belen 5,492
73 El Ayote 5,482
74 Villa El Carmen 5,321
75 Potosi 5,280
76 Tisma 5,247
77 San Juan de Limay 5,085
78 Masachapa 5,055
79 Muy Muy 4,906
80 Pueblo Nuevo 4,697
81 San Sebastian de Yali 4,598
82 Teustepe 4,364
83 San Miguelito 4,248
84 Jiquilillo 4,198
85 Moyogalpa 4,016
86 San Fernando 3,975
87 Diria 3,968
88 San Dionisio 3,963
89 San Juan de Rio Coco 3,865
90 Palacaguina 3,719
91 Muelle de los Bueyes 3,645
92 Achuapa 3,359
93 La Libertad 3,189
94 El Rosario 3,049
95 Santa Rosa del Penon 2,968
96 San Ramon 2,856
97 El Almendro 2,715
98 Tola 2,689
99 La Paz de Carazo 2,500
100 San Jose de Bocay 2,401

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