Aruba Population 2018

105,836

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: By David et Magalie from Vancouver, Canada (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Aruba Population Pyramid 2018

2004006008001,000Aruba Male Population2004006008001,000Aruba Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Aruba Population by Age

There are 81,982 adults in Aruba.

Census Years

Year Date
20202020
20106 October 2010
200014 October 2000
19916 October 1991

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 12/13/2018)?105,836
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 1st347

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Estimate as of December 13th 2018 is: 105,843

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. Central Bureau of Statistics (Aruba)
  2. Central Bureau of Statistics (Aruba)
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with 1960, 1981, 1991, 2000, and 2010 censuses, with official population estimates for 2015.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer