Venezuela Population and religion percentage

Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela administers a number of Caribbean islands and archipelagos, among which are Margarita Island, La Blanquilla, La Tortuga, Los Roques, and Los Monjes.  As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the estimated population of Venezuela in 2024 is 29,395,334 (30 million)

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Venezuela Demographics
Venezuela2024 Population
Total Population29,395,334
Global Rank50
Land Area 882,050 sq. km (340,560 sq. mi)
Area Rank32
Pop. Density32 people/sq. km
Growth rate1.86%
Fertility Rate* of Venezuela2.28
Infant mortality rate ** in Venezuela24.9
Median Age in Venezuela29.6 Years
Life Expectancy in Venezuela72.34  years
Urban Population of Venezuela100%

Source: UN World Population Prospects

Religion in Venezuela

Christianity is the largest religion in Venezuela and 87% of the population follow Christianity. Among Christians in Venezuela, Catholics have the most adherents followed by 71% of the people. Next comes Protestantism at 17%, and the remaining 0.03% are Mormons.

The Venezuelans without religion are 9% (atheists 2%, agnostic or indifferent 6% and doesn’t know/doesn’t respond 1% ), and almost 3% of the population follow other religions (1% of them are of Santería).

Religion Percentage in Venezuela 

ReligionPercentage
Christianity 88%
– Roman Catholic – 71%
– Protestant – 17%
Other religion 3%
Unaffiliated/ No religion8%
unknown 1%

Source: Census 2011

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Venezuela Ethnic Composition

Venezuela is home to a diverse ethnic population. It is estimated that most of the population has pardo, or mixed, ethnic ancestry. Approximately 63%  of the population has mixed European and indigenous (Amerindian) ancestry, commonly referred to as mestizo or mulatto-mestizo (African, European, and indigenous). 20% of the Venezuelans can trace their lineage back to Europe, and 10%  have primarily African ancestry. The indigenous population is comparatively small in numbers.

Ethnic minorities in Venezuela consist of groups that descend mainly from African or Indigenous peoples; 2.8% identified themselves as “black” and 0.7% as Afro-descendant, 2.6% claimed to belong to Indigenous peoples, and 1.2% answered “other races”. Among Indigenous people, 58% were Wayúu, 7% Warao, 5% Kariña, 4% Pemón, 3% Piaroa, 3% Jivi, 3% Añu, 3% Cumanágoto, 2% Yukpa, 2% Chaima and 1% Yanomami; the remaining 9% consisted of other Indigenous nations.

Ethnic Composition

  • Mestizo – 63%
  • White – 20%
  • Black  – 10%
  • Indigenous/Others  – 7% 

Source: Census Estimates

Top Cities in Venezuela by Population
#CityProvincePopulation
1CaracasCapital District29,04,376
2MaracaiboZulia19,06,205
3ValenciaCarabobo13,96,322
4BarquisimetoLara9,96,230
5Ciudad GuayanaBolívar7,06,736
6MaturínMonagas5,42,259
7BarcelonaAnzoátegui4,21,424
8MaracayAragua4,07,109
9CumanáSucre3,58,919
10BarinasBarinas353.851
11Ciudad BolívarBolívar3,42,280
12San CristóbalTáchira2,63,765
13CabimasZulia2,63,056
14Los TequesMiranda2,52,242
15Puerto la CruzAnzoátegui2,44,728
16Punto FijoFalcón2,39,444
17MéridaMérida2,17,547
18GuarenasMiranda2,09,987
19Ciudad OjedaZulia2,03,435
20GuanarePortuguesa1,92,644

Source: United Nations World Population Prospects 2022

*Fertility rate, the average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

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