Sao Paulo, Brazil Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sao Paulo, Brazil metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2022 is 22,430,000, a 0.87% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2021 was 22,237,000, a 0.88% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2020 was 22,043,000, a 0.9% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sao Paulo in 2019 was 21,847,000, a 0.91% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Brazil
City Name Population
Sao Paulo 22,430,000
Rio de Janeiro 13,634,000
Belo Horizonte 6,194,000
Brasilia 4,804,000
Recife 4,220,000
Porto Alegre 4,185,000
Fortaleza 4,164,000
Salvador 3,920,000
Curitiba 3,771,000
Campinas 3,385,000
Goiania 2,801,000
Belem 2,385,000
Manaus 2,341,000
Grande Vitoria 2,142,000
Baixada Santista 1,930,000
Natal 1,512,000
Grande Sao Luis 1,511,000
Joao Pessoa 1,408,000
Maceio 1,351,000
Joinville 1,334,000
Florianopolis 1,278,000
Aracaju 1,042,000
Teresina 1,041,000
Campo Grande 917,000
Londrina 911,000
Sorocaba 805,000
Sao Jose dos Campos 741,000
Ribeirao Preto 733,000
Uberlandia 704,000
Jundiai 697,000
Feira De Santana 617,000
Cuiaba 595,000
Juiz De Fora 586,000
Porto Velho 531,000
Vale do Aco 530,000
Macapa 505,000
Caxias Do Sul 494,000
Petrolina 494,000
Juazeiro Do Norte 475,000
Campos dos Goytacazes 456,000
Sao Jose do Rio Preto 448,000
Volta Redonda 447,000
Maringa 432,000
Piracicaba 408,000
Montes Claros 407,000
Campina Grande 405,000
Anapolis 394,000
Bauru 382,000
Rio Branco 380,000
Franca 358,000
Blumenau 357,000
Ponta Grossa 357,000
Boa Vista 356,000
Uberaba 341,000
Caruaru 340,000
Vitoria da Conquista 337,000
Pelotas 330,000
Cascavel 322,000
Taubate 319,000
Sao Paulo - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 22,430,000 0.87%
2021 22,237,000 0.88%
2020 22,043,000 0.90%
2019 21,847,000 0.91%
2018 21,650,000 1.21%
2017 21,392,000 1.21%
2016 21,136,000 1.21%
2015 20,883,000 1.21%
2014 20,633,000 1.21%
2013 20,387,000 1.21%
2012 20,143,000 1.21%
2011 19,902,000 1.23%
2010 19,660,000 1.46%
2009 19,377,000 1.45%
2008 19,100,000 1.46%
2007 18,825,000 1.46%
2006 18,555,000 1.46%
2005 18,288,000 1.45%
2004 18,026,000 1.46%
2003 17,767,000 1.46%
2002 17,512,000 1.46%
2001 17,260,000 1.45%
2000 17,014,000 1.35%
1999 16,788,000 1.35%
1998 16,565,000 1.35%
1997 16,345,000 1.35%
1996 16,128,000 1.35%
1995 15,913,000 1.34%
1994 15,702,000 1.34%
1993 15,494,000 1.35%
1992 15,288,000 1.45%
1991 15,069,000 1.98%
1990 14,776,000 1.98%
1989 14,489,000 1.98%
1988 14,208,000 1.99%
1987 13,931,000 1.98%
1986 13,660,000 1.98%
1985 13,395,000 1.98%
1984 13,135,000 1.99%
1983 12,879,000 1.98%
1982 12,629,000 1.98%
1981 12,384,000 2.44%
1980 12,089,000 4.69%
1979 11,547,000 4.69%
1978 11,030,000 4.69%
1977 10,536,000 4.68%
1976 10,065,000 4.69%
1975 9,614,000 4.68%
1974 9,184,000 4.70%
1973 8,772,000 4.68%
1972 8,380,000 4.70%
1971 8,004,000 5.04%
1970 7,620,000 6.75%
1969 7,138,000 6.76%
1968 6,686,000 6.77%
1967 6,262,000 6.75%
1966 5,866,000 6.77%
1965 5,494,000 6.74%
1964 5,147,000 6.78%
1963 4,820,000 6.76%
1962 4,515,000 6.76%
1961 4,229,000 6.52%
1960 3,970,000 5.47%
1959 3,764,000 5.43%
1958 3,570,000 5.47%
1957 3,385,000 5.45%
1956 3,210,000 5.45%
1955 3,044,000 5.47%
1954 2,886,000 5.44%
1953 2,737,000 5.43%
1952 2,596,000 5.49%
1951 2,461,000 5.44%
1950 2,334,000 0.00%