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Quezaltenango

Area of Quezaltenango 2,133.1 km²
Population 878,686
Male Population 421,733 (48%)
Female Population 456,954 (52%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +155.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +37.8%
Median Age 18.7 years old
Male Median Age 17.8 years old
Female Median Age 19.5 years old
Timezone Central Standard Time
Quetzaltenango is a department in the western highlands of Guatemala. The capital is the city of Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala. Source: Wikipedia

Quezaltenango Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 344,254 504,183 637,514 878,686
Population Density 161.4 / km² 236.4 / km² 298.9 / km² 411.9 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Quezaltenango Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 66,937 66,477 133,415
5-9 61,700 61,800 123,501
10-14 54,993 55,802 110,796
15-19 48,191 49,796 97,987
20-24 39,240 42,257 81,498
25-29 32,647 36,971 69,618
30-34 25,388 30,957 56,345
35-39 19,593 25,201 44,794
40-44 15,678 20,142 35,820
45-49 13,060 16,280 29,341
50-54 11,080 13,208 24,288
55-59 10,064 11,528 21,592
60-64 8,456 9,572 18,028
65-69 6,143 7,086 13,229
70-74 4,870 5,617 10,487
75-79 3,694 4,262 7,956
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Quezaltenango Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 800 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
800 18,560 n/a n/a
900 27,840 4.1% 928
1000 37,120 2.9% 928
1100 39,595 0.6% 247
1200 42,069 0.6% 247
1300 44,544 0.6% 247
1400 47,018 0.5% 247
1500 49,493 0.5% 247
1600 37,120 -2.8% -1,237
1700 43,291 1.5% 617
1800 37,207 -1.5% -608
1900 78,027 7.7% 4,082
1910 86,381 10.7% 8,354
1920 95,616 10.7% 9,235
1930 105,906 10.8% 10,290
1940 131,406 24.1% 25,500
1950 187,700 42.8% 56,294
1960 241,037 28.4% 53,337
1970 308,717 28.1% 67,680
1990 504,183 27.8% 97,733
2000 637,514 26.4% 133,331
2020 964,638 23% 163,562
2030 1,123,794 16.5% 159,156
2040 1,261,116 12.2% 137,322
2050 1,373,068 8.9% 111,952
2060 1,456,899 6.1% 83,831
2070 1,520,871 4.4% 63,972
2080 1,562,888 2.8% 42,017
2090 1,582,570 1.3% 19,682
2100 1,583,042 0% 472
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

Quezaltenango Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1944 to 2013)

Average Temp
28.6°C
83.5°F
Average High
34.7°C
94.5°F
Average Low
22.4°C
72.4°F
   Record High Temperature
45.6°C
114.1°F
   Record Low Temperature
11.7°C
53.1°F
   Average Precipitation
179.2 mm
7.1 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
11.9 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (10)
Drought High (10)
Flood High (10)
Volcano High (7)
Earthquake High (8.5)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Top places in Quezaltenango

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
Petén 35,835.9 km² 725,664 20.2 / 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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