Aruba Population 2018

105,533

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 2018 population of Aruba is 105,670. This makes Aruba the 197th most populous country in the world.

Aruba has an estimated population of 105,670, 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 480 minutes
One death every 480 minutes
One net migrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Aruba Population in 2018Source: David et Magalie from Vancouver, Canada

Aruba Population Pyramid 2018

0k0k0k1k1k1kAruba Male Population0k0k0k1k1k1kAruba Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Aruba Median Age

39.1


Total

37.3


Male

40.9


Female

Aruba Population by Age

There are 81,982 adults in Aruba.

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%.

About Aruba

Official NameAruba
Languages SpokenDutch, Papiamento
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude12.5-69.96666666
Currencies UsedAruba Guilder
DemonymAruban

Countries Bordering Aruba

None

Aruba Population Density

Aruba Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Oranjestad29,998

Aruba Population Clock

The population of Aruba (as of 2/13/2018)?105,533
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)105,670
Births Per Day3
Deaths Per Day3
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st44

Aruba Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.033 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.971 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.905 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.08 years
Male Life Expectancy 73.56 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.44 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.796 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.857 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 13.589 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 15.906 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.575 years
Rate of Natural Increase 2.062

Aruba Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018105,67047.46%52.53%587.061980.39%
2017105,26447.48%52.51%584.801980.42%
2016104,82247.51%52.49%582.341990.46%
2015104,34147.53%52.46%579.671990.52%
2010101,66947.67%52.33%564.831990.33%
2005100,03147.56%52.44%555.731981.94%
200090,85348.26%51.75%504.741982.49%
199580,32449.32%50.68%446.241985.26%
199062,14949.33%50.67%345.27203-0.28%
198563,02648.74%51.25%350.142020.96%
198060,09648.74%51.26%333.87201-0.19%
197560,65748.64%51.35%336.981980.53%
197059,06348.91%51.10%328.131980.59%
196557,36048.97%51.02%318.671951.14%
196054,21149.02%50.98%301.171944.39%
195543,72448.64%51.36%242.911962.81%
195038,06848.32%51.64%211.491960.00%

Aruba Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020106,43847.42%52.58%591.321980.00%
2025108,11647.34%52.65%600.641990.31%
2030109,37747.31%52.69%607.651990.23%
2035109,88547.33%52.67%610.471990.09%
2040109,44247.42%52.58%608.01199-0.08%
2045108,19147.60%52.40%601.06199-0.23%
2050106,59547.87%52.12%592.19199-0.30%
2055105,19548.22%51.77%584.42199-0.26%
2060104,20548.60%51.40%578.92198-0.19%
2065103,53548.96%51.05%575.19197-0.13%
2070102,94849.25%50.75%571.93197-0.11%
2075102,21749.47%50.53%567.87197-0.14%
2080101,25249.63%50.38%562.51198-0.19%
2085100,05249.76%50.24%555.84198-0.24%
209098,74749.87%50.13%548.59198-0.26%
209597,43650.00%50.00%541.31199-0.27%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer