Cancun, Q.R. — According to government estimates, the state of Quintana Roo will see a population increase of 13 percent over the next five years.
The estimate came from the State Population Council (Coespo) in the framework of World Population Day which was held July 11. Coespo says that now, they estimate the state has a population of 1,704,748 people and expect that figure to rise to 1,925,200 over the next five years.
According to their statistics, the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) will grow the most with an anticipated 22.29 percent population increase by 2023, bringing the total to 308,287 approximately 56,200 more than the current 2018 population count of 252,087.
They say that Tulum is also expanding and will be the second fastest growing municipality in the state with an expected population growth of 16.31 percent by 2023. Coespo says that by then, Tulum will have a head count of 44,490, an increase of 6,241 more than they current have now, which is 38,249.
By 2023, the municipality of Isla Mujeres is projected to have 24,770 residents which will represent an increase of 15.38 percent, adding 3,303 more to the current 21,467 count in 2018.
The municipality of Benito Juárez (Cancun) is forecast for a 14.83 increase, which will see another 118,605 added to the current population count of 799,410, bringing the municipality total to 918,015 by 2023.