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Venezuela Population 2024

Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America.  It occupies a roughly triangular area and is bounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the southwest and west.  As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Venezuela in 2024 is 29,395,334 (29 million) 

Source: World Population Prospects

Venezuela2024 Estimates
Total Population29,395,334
SA Rank5
Land Area 882,050 sq. km. (340,560 sq. mi)
Area Rank6
Pop. Density32 people/sq. km
Capital CityCaracas

Religion in Venezuela

Christianity is the largest religion in Venezuela and  87% of population follow Christianity. Among Christians in Venezuela, Catholics have the most adherents.

According to the 2011 census, 88.3 percent of the population is Christian, primarily Roman Catholic (71%), 17% are Protestant, and the remaining 0.03 percent Mormons. The Venezuelans without religion are 9% (atheist 2%, agnostic or indifferent 6% and doesn’t know/doesn’t respond 1% ), almost 3% of the population follow other religions (1% of them are of Santería).

For Latest figures, According to the 2020 report by the Latino barometer,  63.6% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 21.7% Evangelical Protestantism; 0.3% Adventist, 1% Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.1% Mormon.

Other Non-Christian-based faiths population is at 3.7% other religions which include 0.2% Jewish population. 1.3% African cults and 2.2% others. 9.4% of the population follow No religion/Atheist/ Don’t Know/ No Answer.

According to a 2020 report by the Latino barometer religion percentage in Venezuela is as follows

Evangelical Protestant21.7%
Evangelican baptism0.1%
Evangelical Pentecostal0.0%
Jehovah’s Witnesses1.0%
Other Protestant0.1%
Other Religions3.7%
African American Cults/umbanda1.3%
Believer, not belong to the church2.2%
None/Atheist/No religion9.4%
Don´t know0.6%
No answer0.2%

Source: https://www.latinobarometro.org/

Race and Ethnicity in Venezuela

Venezuela is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different races, ethnicity, and national backgrounds.

51.60% of the people identified themselves as Moreno, 43.60% identified themselves as White, 2.90% identified themselves as black,0.70% identified themselves as African Descendent, 1.20% identified themselves as other ethnic groups

Moreno a term used throughout Ibero-America that in this case means “dark-skinned” or “brown-skinned”, as opposed to having a lighter skin (this term connotes skin color or tone, rather than facial features or descent). Traditionally denotes Amerindian (Indigenous) and European ancestry (mostly Spaniard ancestry). White people are mainly of Spanish, English, French, Germans, and Italian ancestry. 

Ethnic minorities in Venezuela consist of groups that descend mainly from African or indigenous peoples; 2.9% identified themselves as “black” and 0.7% as afro descendiente (Afro-descendant), 2.6% claimed to belong to indigenous peoples, and 1.2% answered “other races”

Among indigenous people, 58% were Wayúu, 7% Warao, 5% Kariña, 4% Pemón, 3% Piaroa, 3% Jivi, 3% Añu, 3% Cumanágoto, 2% Yukpa, 2% Chaima and 1% Yanomami; the remaining 9% consisted of other indigenous nations.

The racial composition is as follows

Race and EthnicityPercent
Other races1.20%

Source: 2017 Peru Census

Top Cities in Venezuela by Population

1CaracasCapital District29,04,376
5Ciudad GuayanaBolívar7,06,736
11Ciudad BolívarBolívar3,42,280
12San CristóbalTáchira2,63,765
14Los TequesMiranda2,52,242
15Puerto la CruzAnzoátegui2,44,728
16Punto FijoFalcón2,39,444
19Ciudad OjedaZulia2,03,435
Venezuela Population 2024 | Religion in Venezuela