Antigua and Barbuda Population 2017

102,150

Antigua and Barbuda is a very small country in the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico. Nicknamed the "Land of 365 Beaches," it has the 4th smallest population in the world with an estimated 2017 population of 102,012. The country consists of two main inhabited islands -- Antigua and Barbuda -- that are miles apart, along with many small islands.

Antigua and Barbuda has an estimated population of 102,012, which makes it the 199th most populous country in the world. Despite its small population, it has a fairly high population density with 186 people per square kilometer (481/square mile).

The island of Antigua is the more populous with about 82,000 residents. The capital of the country and the largest port is St John's on Antigua Island with a population of nearly 25,000.

Antigua and Barbuda Demographics

Antigua's population is made up primarily of people of West African, British and Madeiran descent. The distribution is 91% Mulatto or Black, 4.4% mixed race, 1.7% white and 2.9% other (mostly East Indian and Asian). Most of the white population are of British or Irish descent. The rest of the population is comprised of Christian Levantine Arabs, Asians, and Sephardic Jews.

A large number of the population lives abroad, mostly in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. About 4,500 Americans live in Antigua and Barbuda, which is one of the largest American populations in the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean.

Before the late 20th century, and after the British established their initial settlement, there were five distinct and ranked racial and ethnic groups of the country. At the top of the structure were the British rulers, who were then divided between British Antiguans and non-creolized Britons. Below the British were the mulattos, a mixed-race people of Afro-European origin. Because mulattos had lighter skin than most Africans in the area, they developed a system based on skin shade to distinguish themselves and claim higher social status. In the middle were the Madeirans, who migrated from Maderia in the Iberian Peninsula. Next were Middle Easterners who migrated to the area, and finally Afro-Antiguans and Afro-Barbudans.

A great deal of the country's population lives abroad in the U.K. (Antiguan Britons), Canada, and the United States. There are also about 4,500 Americans in Antigua and Barbuda.

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Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Antigua and Barbuda Population Growth

Antigua and Barbuda's population has been growing steadily for decades and is currently projected to continue this growth into the 21st century. By 2050, the population is estimated to be around 115,000 people.

About Antigua and Barbuda

Official NameAntigua and Barbuda
Languages SpokenEnglish
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude17.05-61.8
Currencies UsedXCD

Antigua and Barbuda Population Density

Name Population
Saint John's24,226
Piggotts1,878
Bolands1,657
Codrington1,325
Parham969
Falmouth619

Antigua and Barbuda Population Clock

What is the population of Antigua and Barbuda (as of 11/15/2017)?102,150
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)102,012
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st319

Antigua and Barbuda Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 15.99 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 6.063 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.119 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.577 years
Male Life Expectancy 74.057 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.925 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.038 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.986 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 7.831 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 9.801 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.724 years
Rate of Natural Increase 9.884
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.09%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.435%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.792%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 13.577%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 16.241%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.094%
Median Age (Total) 31.6 years
Median Age (Female) 33.2 years
Median Age (Male) 29.8 years

Antigua and Barbuda Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017102,01248.00%52.00%2311.04%
201599,92347.98%52.03%2261.09%
201094,66147.93%52.07%2141.18%
200589,25347.93%52.07%2021.32%
200083,58447.13%52.88%1892.57%
199573,61948.60%51.39%1671.99%
199066,69648.36%51.65%151-0.90%
198569,78248.56%51.43%158-1.02%
198073,44248.79%51.20%1660.51%
197571,60947.93%52.08%1621.31%
197067,09847.78%52.23%1522.00%
196560,78147.54%52.47%1381.89%
196055,33947.10%52.90%1250.91%
195552,89749.45%50.56%1202.70%
195046,30349.34%50.65%1050.00%

Antigua and Barbuda Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020105,11048.03%51.97%2380.00%
2025110,09448.08%51.92%2490.93%
2030114,60848.11%51.90%2590.81%
2035118,45248.12%51.88%2680.66%
2040121,50348.13%51.87%2750.51%
2045123,72948.16%51.84%2800.36%
2050125,22348.23%51.77%2830.24%
2055126,14748.37%51.63%2850.15%
2060126,68648.57%51.44%2870.09%
2065127,02548.79%51.21%2870.05%
2070127,25448.99%51.00%2880.04%
2075127,24749.15%50.86%288-0.00%
2080126,91749.26%50.74%287-0.05%
2085126,22749.35%50.65%286-0.11%
2090125,28149.42%50.58%283-0.15%
2095124,16249.46%50.54%281-0.18%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer