Aruba Population 2017

105,429

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 2017 population of Aruba is 105,264. This makes Aruba the 197th most populous country in the world.

Aruba has an estimated population of 105,264, 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 2018Source: 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%.

About Aruba

Official NameAruba
Languages SpokenPapiamento, Dutch
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude12.5-69.96666666
Currencies UsedAWG

Aruba Population Density

Name Population
Babijn40,627
Oranjestad29,998
Angochi29,442
Arasji14,649

Aruba Population Clock

What is the population of Aruba (as of 12/12/2017)?105,429
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)105,264
Births Per Day3
Deaths Per Day3
Net Migrations Per Day 1
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st346

Aruba Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 11.038 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.836 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.011 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.938 years
Male Life Expectancy 73.42 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.304 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.797 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.857 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 13.833 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 16.163 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.465 years
Rate of Natural Increase 2.202
Median Age (Total) 39.1 years
Median Age (Female) 40.9 years
Median Age (Male) 37.3 years

Aruba Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2017105,26447.48%52.51%5851980.44%
2015104,34147.53%52.46%5801990.52%
2010101,66947.67%52.33%5651990.33%
2005100,03147.56%52.44%5561981.94%
200090,85348.26%51.75%5051982.49%
199580,32449.32%50.68%4461985.26%
199062,14949.33%50.67%345203-0.28%
198563,02648.74%51.25%3502020.96%
198060,09648.74%51.26%334201-0.19%
197560,65748.64%51.35%3371980.53%
197059,06348.91%51.10%3281980.59%
196557,36048.97%51.02%3191951.14%
196054,21149.02%50.98%3011944.39%
195543,72448.64%51.36%2431962.81%
195038,06848.32%51.64%2111960.00%

Aruba Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020106,43847.42%52.58%5911980.00%
2025108,11647.34%52.65%6011990.31%
2030109,37747.31%52.69%6081990.23%
2035109,88547.33%52.67%6101990.09%
2040109,44247.42%52.58%608199-0.08%
2045108,19147.60%52.40%601199-0.23%
2050106,59547.87%52.12%592199-0.30%
2055105,19548.22%51.77%584199-0.26%
2060104,20548.60%51.40%579198-0.19%
2065103,53548.96%51.05%575197-0.13%
2070102,94849.25%50.75%572197-0.11%
2075102,21749.47%50.53%568197-0.14%
2080101,25249.63%50.38%563198-0.19%
2085100,05249.76%50.24%556198-0.24%
209098,74749.87%50.13%549198-0.26%
209597,43650.00%50.00%541199-0.27%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer