March 8, 2021

Colombia has 48.2 million inhabitants, according to the National Population Census

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) reported Thursday that, based on the result of the National Population and Housing Census 2018, in Colombia there are 48,258,499 people.

Of this total, which represents an increase of 6.5% of the population compared to 2005, when the previous census was taken, 48.8% corresponds to men (21,570,493 people) and 51.2% % to women (22,593,924 inhabitants).

By age groups, 22.8% of those registered are between zero and 14 years old; 68.2% are people who are in the range of 15 to 65 years, and 9% of those 65 and older.

The DANE indicated that the distribution of the population is 71.1% in the municipal capitals; 7.1% in populated centers and 15.8% in rural areas.

As for departments, those with the highest percentage of young population are Amazonas, Putumayo and Guainía, all in jungle areas of the south and southeast of the country.

When analyzing Colombian households, DANE found that those who have a man as head of the family are 59.3%, while women respond for 40.7% of these.

The literacy rate of 5 years and more is 92.6% for the national total, and 93.0% for women and 92.1% in the case of men.

It was also determined that in the country there are 14.2 million private homes and 13.5 million homes with people present.

By type of housing, 61.53% live in the home, 32.75% in the apartment, 4.38% in a room, 1.1% in indigenous buildings, 0.07% in traditional ethnic housing and 0.14% in another type.

In the census, which has a geographical coverage of 99.8%, it was also announced that 965,015 foreigners live in the country.

On November 6, DANE said that Colombia had 45.5 million people when it submitted partial census data.

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