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 Population 2015

Aruba has an estimated 2015 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

Aruba Population Clock

What is the population of Aruba (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 3
Deaths Per Day 3
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 10.023 births/thousand 172nd
Crude Death Rate 9.059 deaths/thousand 58th
Crude Net Migration Rate 1.919 people/thousand 30th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.02 years 67th
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.51 years 66th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.37 years 79th
Total Fertility Rate 1.624 children/woman 156th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.775 surviving daughters/woman 157th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 13.703 deaths/1,000 live births 101st
Under Five Mortality 16.031 deaths/thousand 103rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.57 years 121st

Aruba Population Density

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 History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 104,262 47.5% 52.5% 579 12 0.31% 190
2015 103,889 47.5% 52.5% 577 11 0.36% 190
2010 101,597 47.7% 52.3% 564 11 0.33% 190
2005 100,031 47.6% 52.4% 555 11 0.8% 189
2000 90,857 48.3% 51.7% 504 11 2.22% 189
1995 80,326 49.3% 50.7% 446 12 3.51% 189
1990 62,148 49.3% 50.7% 345 14 3.91% 192
1985 63,028 48.8% 51.2% 350 13 -0.61% 193
1980 60,096 48.7% 51.3% 333 13 0.78% 192
1975 60,655 48.6% 51.4% 336 12 -0.11% 191
1970 59,065 48.9% 51.1% 328 10 0.63% 191
1965 57,360 49% 51% 318 10 0.61% 190
1960 54,208 49% 51% 301 8 2.24% 189
1955 43,727 48.7% 51.3% 242 12 4.92% 190
1950 38,066 48.3% 51.7% 211 14 0.52% 190

Aruba Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 105,397 47.4% 52.6% 585 11 0.23% 190
2025 106,482 47.3% 52.7% 591 11 0.16% 190
2030 107,116 47.2% 52.8% 595 13 0.04% 189
2035 106,972 47.2% 52.8% 594 14 -0.14% 190
2040 105,851 47.3% 52.7% 588 14 -0.32% 190
2045 103,875 47.5% 52.5% 577 14 -0.44% 190
2050 101,532 47.7% 52.3% 564 16 -0.46% 190
2055 99,357 48.1% 51.9% 551 17 -0.39% 190
2060 97,597 48.5% 51.5% 542 19 -0.32% 190
2065 96,140 48.9% 51.1% 534 21 -0.29% 190
2070 94,760 49.2% 50.8% 526 22 -0.3% 190
2075 93,242 49.4% 50.6% 518 22 -0.35% 189
2080 91,502 49.6% 50.4% 508 23 -0.41% 188
2085 89,568 49.8% 50.2% 497 24 -0.44% 188
2090 87,583 49.9% 50.1% 486 24 -0.44% 188
2095 85,699 50.1% 49.9% 476 24 -0.42% 188
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations