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Population of Chiapas 2022

Chiapas (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas), is one of the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is the southernmost state in Mexico, and it borders the states of Oaxaca to the west, Veracruz to the northwest, and Tabasco to the north, and Guatemala to the east and southeast. 

Chiapas is the eighth-most populated state in Mexico & the 10th largest by area. As per the Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020. the population of Chiapas in 2020 is 5,543,828 (5.54 million)

Source: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020

Población de Chiapas 2022

The estimated population of Chiapas in 2022 is 5.70 million. Its population is 4.4% of the Country’s Population & has a population growth rate of 15.58% during 2010-2020.

Población de Chiapas 2022 – 5.70 million
ChiapasCensus 2020
Total Population5,543,828 (5.54 million)
Male Population2,705,947
Female Population2,837,881
Population Rank8th
Total Land Area73,311 km2 (28,306 sq mi)
Area Rank10th
Population Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Capital CityTuxtla Gutiérrez

Chiapas – Demography 

DemographyCensus 2020
Male Female Ratio 95.3 men per 100 women
Life Expectancy Rate74.3 years
Median Age24 year
Urban Population49%

Source: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020

Chiapas Historic Population

Chiapas has a population growth rate of 15.58% during 2010-2020. From 1930 to 2015, the growth trend in Chiapas has been steady.

 Let’s look at population & percentage change from the Year 1900 to 2020

Census YearPopulationAbsolute ChangePercentage Change
1900360,799
1910438,843+78,044   +21.63         
1921421,744-+17,099   -+3.90         
1930529,983+108,239   +25.66         
1940679,885+149,902   +28.28         
1950907,026+227,141   +33.41         
19601,210,870+303,844   +33.50         
19701,569,053+358,183   +29.58         
19802,084,717+515,664   +32.86         
19903,210,496+1,125,779   +54.0         
20003,920,892+710,396   +22.13         
20104,796,580+875,688   +22.33         
20205,543,828+747,248   +15.58         

Source: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020

Religion in Chiapas

In 2020 in Chiapas, 53.9% of the population is Catholic, 32.4% Protestant, Evangelical Christian, and in third place people without religion are located with 12.5%.

Religion in Chiapas is as follows

  • Catholic – 53.9%
  • Protestant, Evangelical Christian – 32.4%
  • No religion – 12.5 %
  • Unaffiliated religion – 0.3%
  • Other Religion – 0.3%

Source: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020

Speakers of Indigenous Languages

In Chiapas, there are 1,459,648 people over 3 years of age who speak an indigenous language.

The most widely spoken indigenous languages in this state are:

  • Tseltal – 562,120
  • Tsotsil – 531,662
  • Ch’ol  – 210,771
  • Tojolabal – 66,092

Source: Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020

Chiapas Population 2023