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San Salvador

Area of San Salvador 860 km²
Population 1.6 million
Male Population 765,345 (46.5%)
Female Population 879,217 (53.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +17%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +1%
Median Age 25.8 years old
Male Median Age 23.9 years old
Female Median Age 27.5 years old
Timezone Central Standard Time
San Salvador is a department of El Salvador in the west central part of the country. Source: Wikipedia

San Salvador Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,405,267 1,569,376 1,628,008 1,644,559
Population Density 1,634 / km² 1,824 / km² 1,893 / km² 1,912 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

San Salvador Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 1% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
San Salvador +17% +4.8% +1%
El Salvador +48.4% +17% +5.6%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

San Salvador Median Age

Median Age: 25.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
San Salvador 25.8 years 23.9 years 27.5 years
El Salvador 23.3 years 21.5 years 24.9 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

San Salvador Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 73,706 71,048 144,755
5-9 86,829 83,746 170,576
10-14 91,388 88,714 180,103
15-19 78,641 80,501 159,143
20-24 66,618 76,224 142,842
25-29 66,098 79,353 145,452
30-34 58,109 72,558 130,667
35-39 52,322 65,338 117,660
40-44 43,630 57,787 101,417
45-49 34,222 46,640 80,862
50-54 29,023 38,782 67,806
55-59 23,534 30,954 54,488
60-64 18,679 24,586 43,266
65-69 14,424 19,912 34,337
70-74 10,770 15,678 26,448
75-79 8,488 12,346 20,834
80-84 4,970 8,039 13,009
85 Plus 3,894 7,012 10,907
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

San Salvador Population Density

Population Density: 1,912 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
San Salvador 1.6 million 860 km² 1,912 / km²
El Salvador 6.1 million 20,764 km² 294.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

San Salvador Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1600 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1600 34,519 n/a n/a
1700 37,657 0.9% 313
1800 55,502 4% 1,784
1900 213,434 14.4% 15,793
1910 255,978 19.9% 42,544
1920 309,348 20.8% 53,370
1930 303,586 -1.9% -5,762
1940 350,709 15.5% 47,123
1950 551,050 57.1% 200,341
1960 791,980 43.7% 240,930
1970 1,162,759 46.8% 370,779
1990 1,569,376 16.2% 203,308
2000 1,628,008 3.7% 58,632
2020 1,696,827 2.1% 34,409
2030 1,762,679 3.9% 65,852
2040 1,796,150 1.9% 33,471
2050 1,796,434 0% 284
2060 1,754,547 -2.3% -41,887
2070 1,702,103 -3% -52,444
2080 1,648,600 -3.1% -53,503
2090 1,599,765 -3% -48,835
2100 1,560,635 -2.4% -39,130
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

San Salvador CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
San Salvador 3,667,213 t 2.23 t 4,264 t/km²
El Salvador 10,087,600 t 1.65 t 485.8 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

San Salvador Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1957 to 2014)

Average Temp
25.6°C
78.1°F
Average High
31.6°C
88.9°F
Average Low
19.6°C
67.3°F
   Record High Temperature
36.1°C
97.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
15.0°C
59.0°F
   Average Precipitation
158.6 mm
6.2 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
12.8 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)
Flood High (9)
Volcano Medium (5)
Earthquake High (8)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Top places in San Salvador

Other places in El Salvador

Place Area Population Population Density
Ahuachapán 1,187.9 km² 347,787 292.8 / km²
Cabañas 1,087.3 km² 152,671 140.4 / km²
Chalatenango 2,036.5 km² 215,494 105.8 / km²
Cuscatlán 684.3 km² 260,283 380.4 / km²
La Libertad 1,655.5 km² 756,584 457.0 / km²
La Paz 1,272 km² 341,183 268.2 / km²
La Unión 1,984.5 km² 224,170 113.0 / km²
Morazán 1,315.3 km² 183,834 139.8 / km²
San Miguel 2,104.4 km² 448,917 213.3 / km²
San Vicente 1,226.1 km² 169,612 138.3 / km²
Santa Ana 2,034.1 km² 551,789 271.3 / km²
Sonsonate 1,219.9 km² 479,917 393.4 / km²
Usulután 2,096.1 km² 355,720 169.7 / km²
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