Aruba Population 2016

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Aruba is a small island located nearly 1,600 kilometers west of the Lesser Antilles and 27 kilometers north of Venezuela. Along with Bonaire and Curacao, it forms the ABC islands. Aruba is one of 4 constituent countries that create the Kingdom of the Netherlands, thus its citizens are Dutch. The estimated 2015 population of Aruba is 103,900. This makes Aruba the 197th most populous country in the world.

Aruba has an estimated population of 103,900, up slightly from the 2013 estimate of 102,900. Despite having one of the world's smallest populations, Aruba does have a high population density at 575 people per square kilometer (or 1,490 per square mile). This ranks Aruba 22nd in the world.

The largest city and capital is Oranjestad, located near the western end of the island. Often called "Playa," it has a population estimated at 30,000.

Aruba Demographics

Aruba's population is believed to be 80% mixed Black/White/Caribbean Amerindian and 20% other ethnicities. Aruba has a very strong Arawak heritage compared to other Caribbean islands. The Arawak are a group of people indigenous to the Caribbean and are believed to be the natives Christopher Columbus encountered in 1492. While there are no full-blooded aboriginals remaining, the features of many islanders shows their heritage. Most of the population is descended from the Arawak, as well as Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French, British, Portuguese and African ancestors.

Many people in Aruba are descended from Venezuelan immigrants due to the island's close proximity to the country, and many Venezuelans own vacation homes on the island. The majority (81%) of Arubans are Roman Catholic.

Aruba has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean area with a low unemployment rate and well paying jobs, which means immigration to the area has been so strong the country had to pass legislation to limit immigration. Still, Aruba is a small country and it's population cannot exceed a certain level.

Aruba  Population in 2016 Source: David et Magalie from Vancouver, Canada

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

Aruba Population Growth

After a sharp increase in population in the early 1990's, the population growth rate has since varied and is currently increasing very slowly with an annual growth rate of 0.4%.

Aruba Population Density

About Aruba

Official Name Aruba
Languages Spoken Papiamento, Dutch
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 12.5,-69.96666666
Currencies Used AWG

Aruba Population Clock

What is the population of Aruba (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Aruba Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.007 births/thousand 181st
Crude Death Rate 8.822 deaths/thousand 64th
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.919 people/thousand 35th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.832 years 73rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.321 years 73rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.191 years 86th
Total Fertility Rate 1.637 children/woman 160th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.775 surviving daughters/woman 164th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 14.009 deaths/1,000 live births 105th
Under Five Mortality 16.343 deaths/thousand 106th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.57 years 129th
Rate of Natural Increase 0.964 171st
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 3.492% 72nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 3.982% 65th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 2.994% 85th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 10.688% 72nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 13.103% 65th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.497% 85th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 39.1 years 51st
Median Age (Female) 40.9 years 49th
Median Age (Male) 37.3 years 51st

Aruba Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 104,262 47.496% 52.505% 579 19 0.31% 198
2015 103,889 47.527% 52.473% 577 18 0.36% 198
2010 101,597 47.677% 52.323% 564 17 0.33% 198
2005 100,031 47.559% 52.441% 555 17 0.8% 197
2000 90,857 48.258% 51.743% 504 17 2.22% 197
1995 80,326 49.324% 50.676% 446 19 3.51% 197
1990 62,148 49.327% 50.673% 345 22 3.91% 201
1985 63,028 48.753% 51.247% 350 21 -0.61% 202
1980 60,096 48.745% 51.255% 333 21 0.78% 200
1975 60,655 48.647% 51.353% 336 19 -0.11% 198
1970 59,065 48.904% 51.096% 328 15 0.63% 197
1965 57,360 48.977% 51.023% 318 15 0.61% 194
1960 54,208 49.022% 50.978% 301 13 2.24% 193
1955 43,727 48.654% 51.346% 242 18 4.92% 195
1950 38,066 48.345% 51.655% 211 21 0.52% 195

Aruba Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 105,397 47.394% 52.606% 585 18 0.23% 198
2025 106,482 47.294% 52.707% 591 18 0.16% 198
2030 107,116 47.239% 52.761% 595 20 0.04% 197
2035 106,972 47.237% 52.763% 594 21 -0.14% 198
2040 105,851 47.311% 52.689% 588 21 -0.32% 198
2045 103,875 47.477% 52.523% 577 21 -0.44% 198
2050 101,532 47.747% 52.254% 564 23 -0.46% 199
2055 99,357 48.099% 51.901% 551 24 -0.39% 199
2060 97,597 48.485% 51.515% 542 26 -0.32% 199
2065 96,140 48.854% 51.146% 534 28 -0.29% 199
2070 94,760 49.171% 50.829% 526 29 -0.3% 199
2075 93,242 49.423% 50.577% 518 29 -0.35% 198
2080 91,502 49.617% 50.384% 508 31 -0.41% 198
2085 89,568 49.772% 50.228% 497 32 -0.44% 198
2090 87,583 49.924% 50.076% 486 32 -0.44% 198
2095 85,699 50.086% 49.914% 476 32 -0.42% 198
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations