Demographic history of Peru

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The demographic history of Peru can be reconstructed through the population censuses carried out throughout the history of Peru. The following table provides the official results of censuses undertaken in the 19th and 20th centuries.[1]

Year Population
1836 1,873,736
1850 2,001,203
1862 2,487,916
1876 2,699,105
1940 7,023,111
1961 10,420,357
1972 14,121,564
1981 17,762,231
1993 22,639,443
2007 28.220.764


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática, Historia de los censos en el Perú PDF (19.8 KiB). Retrieved on June 17, 2007.