Ecuador Population 2024
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador is a country in northwestern South America. It is bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers (621 mi) west of the mainland. Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces, each with its own administrative capital. The provinces are divided into cantons and further subdivided into parishes.
According to The Ecuador Census population of Ecuador as of Aug 2021 is 17,715,822 (17.7 million). As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Ecuador in 2023 is 18,190,484 (18.2 million)
Source: UN World Population Prospects
Estimated Population of Ecuador in 2023 – 18.2 million
|Land Area||256,369 sq.km (98,985 sq. mi)|
|Pop. Density||71 people/sq. km|
Religion in Ecuador
Christianity is the largest religion in Ecuador and 86.7% of the population follows Christianity. Among Christians in Ecuador, Catholics have the most adherents followed by the Protestants
According to the Ecuadorian National Institute of Statistics and Census 2012, 80.44% of population are Roman Catholic, 11.30% are Evangelical Protestants, 1.29% are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 6.97% are other Christians and faiths. 7.94% are atheists and 0.11% are agnostics.
For the Latest figures, According to the 2020 report by the Latino barometer, 68.8% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 10.6% Evangelical Protestantism; 1.2% Adventist, 1% Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.1% Mormon.
Other Non-Christian-based faiths population is at 1%. 12.5% of the population don’t affiliate with any religion.
Non-Christian Faith includes Jewish, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, and Buddism are the main minority religions.
According to a 2020 report by the Latino barometer religion percentage in Ecuador is as follows
|Believer, not belong to the church||0.6%|
Race and Ethnicity in Ecuador
Ecuador is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different races, ethnicity, and national backgrounds.
71.90% of the people identified themselves as Mestizo (mixed race people of Amerindian and European descent, typically from Spanish colonists), 43.60% identified themselves as Montubio (coastal Mestizo population).
The White Ecuadorians (White Latin American) are a minority accounting for 6.1% of the population of Ecuador. White people are predominantly descendants from Spain with and people from Italy, Germany, France, and Switzerland who have settled in the early 20th century. In addition, there is a small European Jewish (Ecuadorian Jews) population, which is based mainly in Quito and to a lesser extent in Guayaquil.
Amerindians account for 7% of the current population. The Afro-Ecuadorians are a minority population (7%) in Ecuador, that includes the Mulattos (African & European ancestry) and zambos ( African and Indigenous ancestry)
Ecuador also has a small population of Asian origins, mainly those from West Asia, descendants of Lebanese and Palestinian immigrants, who are either Christian or Muslim, and an East Asian community mainly consisting of those of Japanese and Chinese descent
The racial composition is as follows
|Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and White)||71.90%|
|Montubio (coastal Mestizos)||7.40%|
|Mulato (African & European ancestry)||1.90%|
Source: 2017 Peru Census
Top Cities in Ecuador by Population
|4||Santo Domingo||Santo Domingo||458,580|
|17||Santa Elena||Santa Elena||188,821|