ABOUT PANAMADemographics

GENERAL STATISTICS

Although there is great ethnic diversity, most of the population is of mestizo origins: descendants of Indian, African and Spanish heritages.

The population density is evident along the coastal region of the Gulf of Panama, particularly on the Azuero Peninsula and in the metropolitan areas of Panama City and Colón. A high degree of urban development in recent years has attracted a growing urban population, which currently represents 59% of the total population of the country. The fertility rate is one of the lowest in Central America, with an average of 2.6 children per woman.

Population

3,405,813 (July 2010 est.)

Distribution by age

0-14 years: 28.6% (male 504,726/ female 484,291)
15-64 years: 64.2% (male 1,123,777/ female 1,098,661)
65 years and over: 7.2% (male 115,425/ female 133,582) (2011 est.)

Growth rate

1,435% (2011 est.)

Birth rate

19.43 births / 1,000 population (2011 est.)

Mortality rate

4.65 deaths / 1,000 population (July 2011 est.)

Net migration rate

-0.42 Migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2011 est.)

Distribution by sex

At birth: 1.045 male (s) / female
Under 15: 1.04 male (s) / female
15-64 years: 1.02 male (s) / female
65 years and over: 0.87 male (s) / female
Total population: 1.02 male (s) / female (2011 est.)