Demographics of El Salvador

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Demographics of El Salvador
Population6,408,111
Male population3,128,267
Female population3,351,248
Population growth 1.68%
Birth rate 25.72/1,000
Death rate 5.53/1,000
Infant mortality rate22.19/1,000
Life expectancy 73.44 years [1]
Salvadoran boy FMSC - El Salvador (35158013945).jpg
Salvadoran boy

This article is about the demographic features of the population of El Salvador, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Population All the organisms of a given species that live in the specified region

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El Salvador country in Central America

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.

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El Salvador's population numbers 6.1 million. Ethnically, 86.3% of Salvadorans are mixed (mixed Indigenous Native American and European Spanish origin). Another 12.7% is of pure European descent, 1% are of pure indigenous descent, 0.16% are Black and others are 0.64%. [2]

Indigenous peoples of the Americas Pre-Columbian inhabitants of North, Central and South America and their descendants

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the Pre-Columbian peoples of North, Central and South America and their descendants.

Population

El Salvador's population, 1961-2015 El Salvador population.svg
El Salvador's population, 1961-2015
San Vicente, El Salvador Municipality in San Vicente Department, El Salvador

San Vicente is a municipality in the San Vicente department of El Salvador. It was founded by 50 Spanish families in 1635, under the Tempisque tree, which is still standing today.

Irma Dimas Salvadoran politician

Irma Dimas, born Irma Marina Dimas Pineda, in San Salvador, El Salvador, 9 August 1986, is a Salvadoran former model who was crowned Miss El Salvador on 27 February 2005. She made headlines recently for her foray into the politics of El Salvador.

La Libertad, La Libertad Municipality in La Libertad, El Salvador

La Libertad«Liberty» is a municipality in the La Libertad Department of El Salvador. It had a population of 35,997 inhabitants in 2007 according to the official census of that year. It is one of the main tourist attractions in the country.

El Salvador's population was 6,344,722 in 2016, [3] compared to 2,200,000 in 1950. In 2010 the percentage of the population below the age of 15 was 32.1%, 61% were between 15 and 65 years of age, while 6.9% were 65 years or older. [4]

Total population
Proportion
aged 0–14
(%)
Proportion
aged 15–64
(%)
Proportion
aged 65+
(%)
19502 200 00042.753.34.0
19552 433 00043.652.63.8
19602 773 00045.151.13.7
19653 244 00046.350.13.7
19703 736 00046.449.93.6
19754 232 00045.850.53.7
19804 661 00045.250.93.9
19855 004 00044.151.84.2
19905 344 00041.753.74.6
19955 748 00039.655.54.9
20005 959 00038.356.25.5
20056 073 00035.758.16.2
20106 218 00032.161.06.9

Emigration

The migration rate accelerated during the period of 1979 to 1981, this marked the beginning of the civil unrest and the spread of political killings. [5] The total impact of civil wars, dictatorships and socioeconomics drove over a million Salvadorans (both as immigrants and refugees) into the United States; Guatemala is the second country that hosts more Salvadorans behind the United States, approximately 110,000 Salvadorans according to the national census of 2010. [6] in addition small Salvadoran communities sprung up in Canada, Australia, Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Italy, Taiwan and Sweden since the migration trend began in the early 1970s. [7] The 2010 U.S. Census counted 1,648,968 Salvadorans in the United States, up from 655,165 in 2000. [8]

Guatemala Republic in Central America

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Belize country in Central America

Belize is an independent and sovereign country located on the north eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 387,879 (2017). Its mainland is about 180 mi (290 km) long and 68 mi (110 km) wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Ethnic groups

Salvadoran children Beatificacion Monsenor Romero (18012123351).jpg
Salvadoran children

Out of the 6,408,111 people in El Salvador, 86.3% are Mestizo, 12.7% are of full European descent, 1% Indigenous, 0.8% Black, and 0.64% other.

Mestizo Salvadorans

86.3% of the population are mestizo, having mixed indigenous and European ancestry. [1] In the mestizo population, Salvadorans who are racially European, especially Mediterranean, as well as Afro-Salvadoran, and the indigenous people in El Salvador who do not speak indigenous languages or have an indigenous culture, all identify themselves as being culturally mestizo. [9]

Mestizo race

Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Spain, Latin America and the Philippines that originally referred to a person of combined European and Indigenous American descent, regardless of where the person was born. The term was used as an ethnic/racial category in the casta system that was in use during the Spanish Empire's control of its American and Asian colonies. Nowadays though, particularly in Spanish America, mestizo has become more of a cultural term, with culturally mainstream Latin Americans regarded or termed as mestizos regardless of their actual ancestry and with the term Indian being reserved exclusively for people who have maintained a separate indigenous ethnic identity, language, tribal affiliation, etc. Consequently, today, the vast majority of Spanish-speaking Latin Americans are regarded as mestizos.

Afro-Salvadorans are only 0.13% the population descendants of the African population that were enslaved and shipped to El Salvador. Pardo is the term that was used in colonial El Salvador to describe a person of Indigenous, European and African descent.

Native American Indigenous Salvadorans

Indigenous Salvadoran woman from Panchimalco Las Palmas estampa.JPG
Indigenous Salvadoran woman from Panchimalco
Map of El Salvador's Native American civilizations and their former kingdoms:
Kingdom of the Lenca people
Kingdom of the Cacaopera people
Kingdom of the Xinca people
Kingdom Maya Poqomam people
Kingdom of Maya Ch'orti' people
Kingdom of the Alaguilac people
Kingdom of the Mixe people
Kingdom of the Mangue language
Kingdom of the Pipil people NATIVE AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR IN CENTRAL AMERICA ISTHMUS.png
Map of El Salvador's Native American civilizations and their former kingdoms:
  Kingdom of the Lenca people
  Kingdom of the Cacaopera people
  Kingdom of the Xinca people
  Kingdom Maya Poqomam people
  Kingdom of Maya Ch'orti' people
  Kingdom of the Alaguilac people
  Kingdom of the Mixe people
  Kingdom of the Mangue language
  Kingdom of the Pipil people

According to the Salvadoran Government, about 1% of the population are of full or partial indigenous origin. The largest most dominant Native American groups in El Salvador are the Lenca people, Maya peoples: (Poqomam people/Chorti people) and Pipil people followed by small enclaves of Cacaopera people, Xinca people, Alaguilac people, Mixe people, Mangue language people, as well as an Olmec past. (Pipil, located in the west and central part of the country, and Lenca, found east of the Lempa River). There are small populations of Cacaopera people in the Morazán Department and a few Ch'orti' people live in the department of Ahuachapán, near the border of Guatemala.

The number of indigenous people in El Salvador have been criticized by indigenous organizations and academics as too small and accuse the government of denying the existence of indigenous Salvadorans in the country. [10] According to the National Salvadoran Indigenous Coordination Council (CCNIS) and CONCULTURA (National Council for Art and Culture at the Ministry of Education ), approximately 70,000 or 1 per cent of Salvadorian peoples are indigenous. [11] Nonetheless, very few Amerindians have retained their customs and traditions, having over time assimilated into the dominant Mestizo/Spanish culture. The low numbers of indigenous people may be partly explained by historically high rates of old-world diseases, absorption into the mestizo population, as well as mass murder during the 1932 Salvadoran peasant uprising (or La Matanza) which saw (estimates of) up to 30,000 peasants killed in a short period of time. Many authors note that since La Matanza the indigenous in El Salvador have been very reluctant to describe themselves as such (in census declarations for example) or to wear indigenous dress or be seen to be taking part in any cultural activities or customs that might be understood as indigenous. [12] Departments and cities in the country with notable indigenous populations include Sonsonate (especially Izalco, Nahuizalco, and Santo Domingo), Cacaopera, and Panchimalco, in the department of San Salvador. [11]

White Salvadorans

Salvadoran children Salvadorianchildren.JPG
Salvadoran children
Spaniard conquistador Pedro de Alvarado and his army became the first to settle and establish European colonies in El Salvador in 1524. Pedro de Alvarado.JPG
Spaniard conquistador Pedro de Alvarado and his army became the first to settle and establish European colonies in El Salvador in 1524.
Spaniard colonizers began settling in El Salvador and taking native wives, producing a high birth rate of mestizo children which make up today's modern Salvadoran population. Spanish Conqueror.jpg
Spaniard colonizers began settling in El Salvador and taking native wives, producing a high birth rate of mestizo children which make up today's modern Salvadoran population.

Some 12.7% of Salvadorans are white. This population is mostly made up of ethnically Spanish people, while there are also Salvadorans of French, German, Swiss, English, Irish, and Italian descent. In northern departments like the Chalatenango Department, it is well known that residents in the area are of pure Spanish descent; [13] settling in the region that is now Chalatenango in the late 18th century. [14] The governor of San Salvador, Francisco Luis Héctor de Carondelet, ordered families from northern Spain (Galicia and Asturias) to settle the area to compensate for the lack of indigenous people to work the land; it is not uncommon to see people with blond hair, fair skin, and blue or green eyes in municipalities like Dulce Nombre de María, La Palma, and El Pital.

Arab Salvadorans

There is a significant Arab population (of about 100,000); [15] mostly from Palestine (especially from the area of Bethlehem), but also from Lebanon. Salvadorans of Palestinian descent numbered around 70,000 individuals, while Salvadorans of Lebanese descent is around 25,000. [16] There is also a small community of Jews who came to El Salvador from France, Germany, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Pardo Salvadoran

Pardo is the term that was used in colonial El Salvador to describe a tri-racial Afro-Mestizo person of Indigenous, European, and African descent. Afro-Salvadorans are the descendants of the African population that were enslaved and shipped to El Salvador to work in mines in specific regions of El Salvador. They have mixed into and were naturally bred out by the general Mestizo population, which is a combination of a Mestizo majority and the minority of Pardo people, both of whom are racially mixed populations. Thus, there remains no significant extremes of African physiognomy among Salvadorans like there is in the other countries of Central America. A total of only 10,000 African slaves were brought to El Salvador over the span of 75 years, starting around 1548, about 25 years after El Salvador's colonization. El Salvador is the only country in Central America that does not have English Antillean (West Indian) or Garifuna populations of the Caribbean, but instead had older colonial African slaves that came straight from Africa. This is the reason why El Salvador is the only country in Central America not to have a caribbeanized culture, and instead preserved its classical Central America culture.[ citation needed ]

Notable Salvadoran people

Vital statistics

UN estimates

The Population Department of the United Nations prepared the following estimates. [4]

PeriodLive births
per year
Deaths
per year
Natural change
per year
CBR*CDR*NC*TFR*IMR*Life expectancy
total
Life expectancy
males
Life expectancy
females
1950-1955108 00048 00061 00046.720.626.16.3014745.143.446.8
1955-1960125 00046 00078 00047.817.830.06.6013249.347.251.5
1960-1965144 00047 00097 00047.715.532.36.7611953.050.555.7
1965-1970156 00047 000109 00044.813.531.36.4310955.652.658.9
1970-1975168 00049 000119 00042.112.329.85.9510057.053.261.2
1975-1980177 00052 000124 00039.711.827.95.469157.051.962.7
1980-1985174 00055 000119 00036.111.424.74.807756.950.664.2
1985-1990171 00044 000126 00033.08.624.44.205663.157.469.1
1990-1995169 00037 000132 00030.56.823.83.733868.063.372.9
1995-2000161 00038 000123 00027.56.620.93.302769.264.473.9
2000-2005133 00075 00094 00022.06.415.62.602370.265.474.9
2005-2010127 00090 00087 00020.76.514.22.352171.366.575.9
* CBR = crude birth rate (per 1000); CDR = crude death rate (per 1000); NC = natural change (per 1000); IMR = infant mortality rate per 1000 births; TFR = total fertility rate (number of children per woman)

Registered data

Average population (x 1000)Live birthsDeathsNatural changeCrude birth rate (per 1000)Crude death rate (per 1000)Natural change (per 1000)TFR
19401 63374 63745.7
19411 65472 37643.8
19421 67571 41442.6
19431 69771 55442.2
19441 71972 59042.2
19451 74274 66042.9
19461 76472 04230 99641 04640.817.623.2
19471 78884 33030 71953 61147.217.230.0
19481 81180 77030 52750 24344.616.927.7
19491 83584 83928 33956 50046.215.430.8
19502 20090 55727 45463 10341.212.528.7
19512 23793 63429 03064 60441.813.028.9
19522 28096 80232 42364 37942.514.228.2
19532 32798 47430 28068 19442.313.029.3
19542 378102 00931 81070 19942.913.429.5
19552 433105 04031 15173 88943.212.830.4
19562 491106 53928 12778 41242.811.331.5
19572 553114 92932 89382 03645.012.932.1
19582 621115 15432 83182 32343.912.531.4
19592 694115 62230 03885 58442.911.131.8
19602 773121 40328 76892 63543.810.433.4
19612 859124 87128 47196 40043.710.033.7
19622 951127 15430 34296 81243.110.332.8
19633 047133 39529 614103 78143.89.734.1
19643 145133 07229 496103 57642.39.432.9
19653 244137 43030 906106 52442.49.532.8
19663 342137 95030 368107 58241.39.132.2
19673 440139 95528 957110 99840.78.432.2
19683 537140 98629 863111 12339.88.431.4
19693 636142 69933 655109 04439.29.229.9
19703 736141 47135 094106 37737.89.428.4
19713 836154 30928 752125 55740.27.532.7
19723 938153 46432 383121 08138.98.230.7
19734 038155 63231 865123 76738.57.930.6
19744 137158 52430 494128 03038.37.430.9
19754 232159 73131 601128 13037.77.530.3
19764 325165 82230 826134 99638.37.131.2
19774 414177 53133 009144 52240.27.532.7
19784 500172 89730 086142 81138.46.731.7
19794 582174 18332 936141 24738.07.230.8
19804 661169 93038 967130 96336.48.428.1
19814 734163 30537 468125 83734.57.926.6
19824 805156 79633 284123 51232.66.925.7
19834 872144 19332 697111 49629.66.722.9
19844 938142 20228 854113 34828.85.823.0
19855 004139 51427 225112 28927.95.422.5
19865 069145 12625 731119 39528.75.123.6
19875 134148 35527 581120 77428.95.423.6
19885 200149 29927 774121 52528.85.423.4
19895 269151 85927 768124 09128.95.323.6
19905 344148 36028 195120 16527.85.322.5
19915 425151 21027 066124 14427.95.022.9
19925 511154 01427 869126 14527.95.122.9
19935 597168 00038 000130 00030.06.823.2
19945 678160 77229 407131 36528.35.223.1
19955 748159 33629 130130 20627.75.122.7
19965 807163 00728 904134 10328.15.023.1
19975 855164 14329 118135 02528.05.023.1
19985 895158 35029 919128 43126.95.121.8
19995 929153 63628 056125 58025.94.721.2
20005 959150 17628 154122 02225.24.720.5
20015 985138 35429 959108 39523.15.018.1
20026 008129 36327 458101 90521.54.617.0
20036 029124 47629 37795 09920.64.915.8
20046 050119 71030 05889 65219.85.014.8
20056 073112 76930 93381 83618.65.113.5
20066 097107 11131 45375 65817.65.212.4
20076 123106 47131 34975 12217.45.112.3
20086 152111 27831 59479 68418.15.113.0
20096 183107 88032 87275 00817.55.312.2
20106 218104 93932 58672 35317.05.311.7
20116 256109 38433 21176 17317.65.312.3
2012110 84332 14878 69517.75.112.62.3
2013109 61734 21275 40517.45.412.02.2
2014108 90337 46171 44217.25.911.3
2015109 61717.0

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Structure of the population

Structure of the population (12.05.2007) (Census):

Age groupMaleFemaleTotal%
Total2 719 3713 024 7425 744 113100
0-4283 272272 621555 8939.68
5-9349 150335 577684 72711.92
10-14359 523346 824706 34712.30
15-19298 384302 181600 56510.46
20-24228 001258 541486 5428.47
25-29206 963250 927457 8907.97
30-34178 400223 849402 2497.00
35-39156 514196 633353 1476.15
40-44132 218171 413303 6315.29
45-49109 957142 165252 1224.39
50-5495 275120 459215 7343.76
55-5981 718101 357183 0753.19
60-6468 20783 657151 8642.64
65-6955 78169 376125 1572.18
70-7443 44954 00897 4571.70
75-7933 65842 32675 9841.32
80-8420 40126 46946 8700.82
85+18 50026 35944 8590.78
Age groupMaleFemaleTotalPercent
0-14991 945955 0221 946 96733.89
15-641 555 6371 851 1823 406 81959.31
65+171 789218 538390 3276.80

Structure of the population (01.07.2011) (Estimates based on the 2007 Population Census):

Age groupMaleFemaleTotal%
Total2 925 2843 290 8586 216 143100
0-4309 786296 430606 2169.75
5-9308 052294 483602 5359.69
10-14362 232348 111710 34311.43
15-19352 598350 791703 38911.32
20-24276 109305 559581 6689.36
25-29209 615261 340470 9557.58
30-34180 198235 412415 6096.69
35-39168 638219 197387 8356.24
40-44149 955194 952344 9075.55
45-49127 846167 719295 5654.75
50-54108 714140 978249 6924.02
55-5993 682119 911213 5933.44
60-6478 899100 625179 5252.89
65-6965 84682 450148 2952.39
70-7452 99366 934119 9281.93
75-7938 67849 60388 2811.42
80+41 44356 36397 8061.57
Age groupMaleFemaleTotalPercent
0-14980 070939 0241 919 09430.87
15-641 746 2542 096 4843 842 73861.82
65+198 960255 350454 3107.31

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Other demographic statistics

Demographic statistics according to the World Population Review in 2019. [20]

Demographic statistics according to the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated. [21]

Population

6,187,271 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnic groups

mestizo 86.3%, white 12.7%, Amerindian 0.2% (includes Lenca, Kakawira, Nahua-Pipil), black 0.1%, other 0.6% (2007 est.)

Age structure

Population pyramid of El Salvador in 2017 El Salvadorpop.svg
Population pyramid of El Salvador in 2017
0-14 years: 25.3% (male 802,813 /female 762,852)
15-24 years: 19.88% (male 619,550 /female 610,725)
25-54 years: 39.8% (male 1,143,226 /female 1,319,138)
55-64 years: 7.32% (male 198,513 /female 254,640)
65 years and over: 7.69% (male 208,817 /female 266,997) (2018 est.)

Demographic profile

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is well into its demographic transition, experiencing slower population growth, a decline in its number of youths, and the gradual aging of its population. The increased use of family planning has substantially lowered El Salvador's fertility rate, from approximately 6 children per woman in the 1970s to replacement level today. A 2008 national family planning survey showed that female sterilization remained the most common contraception method in El Salvador - its sterilization rate is among the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean - but that the use of injectable contraceptives is growing. Fertility differences between rich and poor and urban and rural women are narrowing.

Median age

total: 27.6 years. Country comparison to the world: 143rd
male: 26.1 years
female: 29.1 years (2018 est.)

Birth rate

16.1 births/1,000 population (2018 est.) Country comparison to the world: 111st

Death rate

5.8 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.) Country comparison to the world: 173rd

Total fertility rate

1.84 children born/woman (2018 est.) Country comparison to the world: 146th

Net migration rate

-7.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.) Country comparison to the world: 210th

Population growth rate

0.25% (2018 est.) Country comparison to the world: 177th

Mother's mean age at first birth

20.8 years (2008 est.)
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29

Contraceptive prevalence rate

72% (2014)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 56.8 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 44.4 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 12.4 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 8 (2015 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 75.1 years. Country comparison to the world: 114th
male: 71.8 years
female: 78.6 years (2018 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 72% of total population (2018)
rate of urbanization: 1.57% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Languages

Religions

Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 36%, other 2%, none 12% (2014 est.)

Languages

Spanish (official), Nawat (among some Amerindians)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write (2016 est.)

total population: 88.1%
male: 90.3%
female: 86.3% (2016 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 12 years (2016)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 9.8%. Country comparison to the world: 128th
male: 9.6%
female: 10.1% (2016)

Nationality

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Salvadoran Americans ethnic group

Salvadoran Americans are Americans of full or partial Salvadoran descent. As of 2010, there are 2,195,477 Salvadoran Americans in the United States, the fourth-largest Hispanic community by nation of ancestry. According to the Census Bureau, in 2016 Salvadorans made up 3.8% of the total Hispanic population in the US.

Salvadorans

The Salvadorans are people who identify with El Salvador in Central America. Salvadorans are mainly Mestizos who make up the bulk of the population in El Salvador. Most Salvadorans live in El Salvador, although there is also a significant Salvadoran diaspora, particularly in the United States, with smaller communities in other countries around the world.

Hondurans people from Honduras or of Honduran descent

Hondurans are people inhabiting in, originating from, or having significant heritage from Honduras. Most Hondurans live in Honduras, although there is also a significant Honduran diaspora, particularly in the United States, with smaller communities in other countries around the world. There are also people living in Honduras who are not Hondurans, because they were not born or raised in Honduras, nor have they yet gained citizenship.

Salvadoran Australians are Australians of Salvadoran descent. Salvadoran immigration to Australia was caused principally by economic and political turmoil in El Salvador.

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