Grenada Population 2017

107,687

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 2017 estimated population of Grenada is 107,825, 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 2017 population of Grenada is estimated at 107,825, 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.

Grenada Population in 2018Source: Drkreative

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
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude12.11666666-61.66666666
Currencies UsedXCD

Grenada Population Density

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

Grenada Population Clock

What is the population of Grenada (as of 11/15/2017)?107,687
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)107,825
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-319

Grenada Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 18.457 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.072 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.477 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.835 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.403 years
Female Life Expectancy 76.333 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.086 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.993 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.64 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 11.799 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.41 years
Rate of Natural Increase 11.217
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.122%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.085%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.105%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.129%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 19.404%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.631%
Median Age (Total) 30.9 years
Median Age (Female) 31 years
Median Age (Male) 30.9 years

Grenada Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017107,82550.21%49.78%3130.47%
2015106,82350.16%49.84%3110.41%
2010104,67749.96%50.04%3040.33%
2005102,94949.71%50.29%2990.26%
2000101,61949.44%50.56%2950.27%
1995100,25549.46%50.54%2910.81%
199096,28349.35%50.66%280-0.74%
198599,90648.74%51.26%2902.34%
198089,00548.31%51.69%259-0.76%
197592,44847.75%52.26%269-0.42%
197094,42647.31%52.69%274-0.03%
196594,58146.95%53.04%2751.03%
196089,86946.39%53.60%2612.09%
195581,02446.03%53.97%2361.11%
195076,68145.85%54.15%2230.00%

Grenada Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020109,30850.29%49.71%3180.00%
2025111,18650.36%49.65%3230.34%
2030112,02450.37%49.63%3260.15%
2035112,25550.36%49.64%3260.04%
2040111,97250.32%49.68%326-0.05%
2045111,14550.27%49.72%323-0.15%
2050109,58150.24%49.76%319-0.28%
2055107,25550.19%49.81%312-0.43%
2060104,15650.14%49.86%303-0.58%
2065100,43350.10%49.90%292-0.73%
207096,26350.10%49.90%280-0.84%
207591,80650.17%49.83%267-0.94%
208087,27450.30%49.69%254-1.01%
208582,78950.48%49.52%241-1.05%
209078,48450.65%49.35%228-1.06%
209574,30950.78%49.22%216-1.09%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer