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Petén

Area of Petén 35,835.9 km²
Population 725,664
Male Population 375,170 (51.7%)
Female Population 350,493 (48.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +331.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +68.9%
Median Age 18.6 years old
Male Median Age 17.8 years old
Female Median Age 19.5 years old
Timezone Central Standard Time

Petén Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 168,262 297,304 429,591 725,664
Population Density 4.7 / km² 8.3 / km² 12.0 / km² 20.2 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Petén Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 59,518 50,965 110,484
5-9 54,873 47,395 102,268
10-14 48,935 42,818 91,753
15-19 42,883 38,209 81,093
20-24 34,894 32,407 67,301
25-29 29,026 28,347 57,374
30-34 22,584 23,751 46,336
35-39 17,439 19,338 36,778
40-44 13,955 15,452 29,407
45-49 11,628 12,492 24,120
50-54 9,864 10,133 19,998
55-59 8,959 8,841 17,801
60-64 7,521 7,337 14,858
65-69 5,464 5,432 10,897
70-74 4,334 4,305 8,640
75-79 3,283 3,263 6,547
80-84 7 4 11
85 Plus 4 4 8
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Petén Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1870 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 18,760 n/a n/a
1910 20,855 11.2% 2,095
1920 23,180 11.1% 2,325
1930 25,794 11.3% 2,614
1940 32,168 24.7% 6,374
1950 46,199 43.6% 14,031
1960 66,472 43.9% 20,273
1970 92,864 39.7% 26,392
1990 297,304 78.9% 102,220
2000 429,591 44.5% 132,287
2020 806,947 37.1% 188,678
2030 956,547 18.5% 149,600
2040 1,083,783 13.3% 127,236
2050 1,186,497 9.5% 102,714
2060 1,262,938 6.4% 76,441
2070 1,320,279 4.5% 57,341
2080 1,356,338 2.7% 36,059
2090 1,371,968 1.2% 15,630
2100 1,368,648 -0.2% -3,320
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide Medium (6)
Cyclone High (8)
Drought High (10)
Flood High (8)
Earthquake Medium (4.5)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Guatemala

Place Area Population Population Density
Alta Verapaz 10,598.3 km² 1.3 million 121.3 / km²
Baja Verapaz 3,018 km² 303,250 100.5 / km²
Chimaltenango 1,864 km² 688,510 369.4 / km²
Chiquimula 2,402.8 km² 411,129 171.1 / km²
El Progreso 1,835.3 km² 175,613 95.7 / km²
Escuintla 4,506.2 km² 739,863 164.2 / km²
Guatemala 2,205.5 km² 3.4 million 1,545 / km²
Huehuetenango 7,354.7 km² 1.3 million 173.0 / km²
Izabal 8,231.2 km² 449,719 54.6 / km²
Jalapa 2,030.4 km² 357,900 176.3 / km²
Jutiapa 3,317.6 km² 473,779 142.8 / km²
Quezaltenango 2,133.1 km² 878,686 411.9 / km²
Quiché 7,278.9 km² 1.1 million 151.0 / km²
Retalhuleu 1,701.1 km² 322,432 189.5 / km²
Sacatepéquez 536.2 km² 344,717 642.9 / km²
San Marcos 3,551.4 km² 1.1 million 317.0 / km²
Santa Rosa 3,160.7 km² 384,354 121.6 / km²
Sololá 1,167 km² 497,113 426.0 / km²
Suchitepeque 2,394.7 km² 594,184 248.1 / km²
Totonicapán 1,076.4 km² 536,920 498.8 / km²
Zacapa 2,700.2 km² 239,272 88.6 / km²
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