Population densities for the municipalities of Colombia

Published: 14 March 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/8vrhzw7t4y.2
Gino Montenegro-Martinez, Maite Catalina Agudelo Cifuentes, Diana Isabel Munoz


Population densities calculated for the municipalities of Colombia


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For the elaboration of the “population density” variable, the number of inhabitants for 2010 (approximately half of the period under analysis) and the size of the municipality was taken. The number of inhabitants for 2010 was taken from population projections published by Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE), Municipal series of the population by area for the period 1985 - 2017 (freely available online here: https://www.dane.gov.co/index.php/estadisticas-por-tema/demografia-y-poblacion/proyecciones-de-poblacion). The size of the municipality was taken from Municipios de Colombia (freely available online here: https://www.municipio.com.co). Subsequently, based on these data, the population density for each municipality was calculated as follows: population / km2. Subsequently, the quartiles were obtained considering the density of all the municipalities to classify them into municipalities with low, moderate, high, and very high population density based. This measure was calculated by the authors


Population, Colombia