Grenada Population 2018

108,324

Grenada is a small island nation that is comprised of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the south end of the Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea, northeast of Venezuela. Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" for its production of mace and nutmeg. It's one of the world's leading exporters of these spices. The 2018 estimated population of Grenada is 108,339, which makes it the 184th most populous country in the world.

Grenada's population has remained fairly flat for decades, in part due to the country's high migration rate as young people leave the country for nearby Caribbean islands and countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. The 2018 population of Grenada is estimated at 108,339, little changed from 2012.

Despite being one of the smallest countries on earth -- just 344 square kilometers and a ranking of 203rd in terms of size -- Grenada has a fairly sizable population and a high population density. There are 318 people per square kilometer (825/square mile), which is the 45th highest in the world.

The capital and largest city of Grenada is St. George's, which is surrounded by an old volcano crater. St. George's has a population of 34,000 and it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

Grenada Demographics

About 82% of Grenada's people are descended from African slaves brought to the islands by the French and English, although a small number are indigenous Arawak and Carib people who survived the French purging. There is also a small number of descendants of indentured workers from India who were brought to the island between 1857 and 1885. Grenadians of Indian descent account for the second largest ethnic group in the country. There is also a community of English and French descendants, with the remaining 13% of the population comprised of people of mixed descent.

Like many islands in the Caribbean, Grenada has a high migration rate and there are at least 110,000 Grenadine-born people in other areas of the Caribbean like Barbados and at least this number again in other countries, particularly London, New York City, Australia and Toronto. Only about 30% of people born in Grenada remain in the country.

While English is the country's official language, Grenadian Creole is spoken by many of the people. About 10-20% also speak French Patois, or Antillean Creole.

Grenada is mostly Christian, with nearly half of the population belonging to the Roman Catholic church, as well as significant numbers of Protestants and Anglicans. There is a small community of Rastafarians, along with Hindus and Muslims.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 288 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One net migrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Grenada Population in 2018Source: By Drkreative [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Grenada Population Pyramid 2018

0k0k0k1k1k1k1kGrenada Male Population0k0k0k1k1k1k1kGrenada Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Grenada Median Age

30.9


Total

30.9


Male

31


Female

Grenada Population by Age

There are 74,059 adults in Grenada.

Census Years

Year Date
20212021
201112 May 2011
200125 May 2001
199112 May 1991

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

Grenada Population Growth

Granada's population is expected to remain stable in the long run. It's population has hovered around 100,000 -- give or take about 5,000 -- since the early 1980's, and nothing indicates this trend will change.

About Grenada

Official NameGrenada
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude12.11666666-61.66666666
Currencies UsedEast Caribbean Dollar
DemonymGrenadian

Countries Bordering Grenada

None

Grenada Population Density

Grenada Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Saint George's7,500
Gouyave3,378
Grenville2,476
Victoria2,256
Saint David's1,321
Sauteurs1,320
Hillsborough1,000

Grenada Population Clock

The population of Grenada (as of 6/15/2018)?108,324
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)108,339
Births Per Day5
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st166

Grenada Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 18.181 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.114 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.472 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.82 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.38 years
Female Life Expectancy 76.33 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.073 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.991 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.387 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 11.491 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.468 years
Rate of Natural Increase 11.067

Grenada Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018108,33950.25%49.75%314.941960.48%
2017107,82550.21%49.78%313.441960.47%
2016107,31750.20%49.81%311.971950.46%
2015106,82350.16%49.84%310.531950.41%
2010104,67749.96%50.04%304.291950.33%
2005102,94949.71%50.29%299.271960.26%
2000101,61949.44%50.56%295.401960.27%
1995100,25549.46%50.54%291.441960.81%
199096,28349.35%50.66%279.89195-0.74%
198599,90648.74%51.26%290.421932.34%
198089,00548.31%51.69%258.74194-0.76%
197592,44847.75%52.26%268.74190-0.42%
197094,42647.31%52.69%274.49187-0.03%
196594,58146.95%53.04%274.941841.03%
196089,86946.39%53.60%261.251822.09%
195581,02446.03%53.97%235.531791.11%
195076,68145.85%54.15%222.911790.00%

Grenada Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020109,30850.29%49.71%317.761960.00%
2025111,18650.36%49.65%323.221970.34%
2030112,02450.37%49.63%325.651980.15%
2035112,25550.36%49.64%326.321970.04%
2040111,97250.32%49.68%325.50198-0.05%
2045111,14550.27%49.72%323.10197-0.15%
2050109,58150.24%49.76%318.55197-0.28%
2055107,25550.19%49.81%311.79197-0.43%
2060104,15650.14%49.86%302.78199-0.58%
2065100,43350.10%49.90%291.96199-0.73%
207096,26350.10%49.90%279.83200-0.84%
207591,80650.17%49.83%266.88200-0.94%
208087,27450.30%49.69%253.70201-1.01%
208582,78950.48%49.52%240.67202-1.05%
209078,48450.65%49.35%228.15202-1.06%
209574,30950.78%49.22%216.01202-1.09%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960, 1970, 1981, 2001 and 2011 censuses adjusted for underenuneration, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  2. GeoNames Gazetteer