Ecuador Population and religion percentage

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador is a country in northwestern South America. Ecuador is considered one of the most diverse areas of the world. There are some 25,000 plant species and over 1,600 known bird species As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of  Ecuador in 2024 is 18,377,366 (18 million or 1.81 Crore)

 Ecuador 2024 Population
Total Population18,377,366 (18 million)
Global Rank67
Land Area 256,369  sq. km (98,985 sq. mi)
Area Rank73
Pop. Density71 people/sq. km
Fertility Rate* 2.44
Infant mortality rate ** 11.7
Median Age  27.9 years.
Life Expectancy 77.71 years
Urban Population 63%

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Religion in Ecuador

Christianity is the largest religion in Ecuador and  86.7% of the population follows Christianity. Among Christians in Ecuador, Catholics have the most adherents. 68.8% of the population followed Roman Catholicism; 10.6% Evangelical Protestantism; 1.2% Adventist, 1% Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.1% Mormon.

Other Non-Christian-based faiths population is at 1%. 12.5% of the population doesn’t affiliate with any religion. Non-Christian Faith includes Jewish, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, and Buddism are the main minority religions.

Religion percentage in Ecuador is as follows

Religion/AffiliationsPercentage
Christianity86.7%
Catholic68.8%
Evangelical Protestant10.6%
Evangelican baptism0.9%
Evangelical methodist0.2%
Evangelical Pentecostal3.7%
Adventist1.2%
Jehovah’s Witnesses1.0%
Mormón0.1%
Protestant0.2%
Other Faiths1%
Other0.4%
Believer, not belong to the church0.6%
Unaffiliated12.5%
None10.1%
Agnostic0.3%
Atheist1.1%
Don´t know0.5%
No answer0.5%

 

Ecuador Ethnic composition

Ecuador is home to a culturally diverse population. The largest ethnic group is the Mestizos, who are people of mixed Amerindian and European descent, typically from Spanish colonists, and make up approximately 71% of the population. The minority of White Ecuadorians, who are White Latin Americans, account for 6.1% of the population. 

The Amerindians make up about 7% of the current population. The mostly rural Montubio population of the coastal provinces of Ecuador, who might be classified as Pardo, account for 7.4% of the population. Afro-Ecuadorians, which include the Mulattos and Zambos, are a minority population (7%) in Ecuador. Other Includes a group of people of Asian origins, primarily from West Asia (Lebanese and Palestinian immigrants), as well as an East Asian community consisting mainly of individuals of Japanese and Chinese descent and, there is a small population of Ecuadorian Jews.

Ethnic Composition

  • Mestizos – 71%
  • Indigenous – 14%
  • Black – 7%
  • Whites 6.1%
  • Others – < 1%

Source: Estimates

Top Cities in Ecuador by Population
#CityProvincePopulation
1QuitoPichincha2,781,641
2GuayaquilGuayas2,723,665
3CuencaAzuay636,996
4Santo DomingoSanto Domingo458,580
5AmbatoTungurahua387,309
6PortoviejoManabí321,800
7DuránGuayas315,724
8MachalaEl Oro289,141
9LojaLoja274,112
10MantaManabí264,281
11RiobambaChimborazo264,048
12IbarraImbabura221,149
13EsmeraldasEsmeraldas218,727
14QuevedoLos Ríos213,842
15LatacungaCotopaxi205,624
16MilagroGuayas199,835
17Santa ElenaSanta Elena188,821
18BabahoyoLos Ríos175,281
19DauleGuayas173,684
20QuinindéEsmeraldas145,879
Population of Ecuador 2024 | Religion in Ecuador