Grenada Population 2017

107,776

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 2014 population of Grenada is estimated at 106,000, 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 2017Source: 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
Hillsborough1,000
Sauteurs1,320
Saint David's1,321
Victoria2,256
Grenville2,476
Gouyave3,378
Saint George's7,500

Grenada Population Clock

What is the population of Grenada (as of September 13, 2017)?107,776
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)107850
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-255

Grenada Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 18.457 births/thousand101
Crude Death Rate 7.072 deaths/thousand115
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.477 people/thousand183
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.835 years104
Male Life Expectancy 71.403 years99
Female Life Expectancy 76.333 years104
Total Fertility Rate 2.086 children/woman109
Net Reproduction Rate 0.993 surviving daughters/woman106
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 8.64 deaths/1,000 live births127
Under Five Mortality 11.799 deaths/thousand122
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.41 years135
Rate of Natural Increase 11.217 104
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.122 %86
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.085 %82
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.105 %86
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 15.129 %98
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 19.404 %95
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 10.631 %95
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 30.9 years101
Median Age (Female) 31 years103
Median Age (Male) 30.9 years96

Grenada Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017107,85050.222%49.778%317400.49%194
2015106,82550.161%49.839%314390.47%194
2010104,67749.959%50.041%307390.37%194
2005102,95149.708%50.292%302380.3%195
2000101,62049.442%50.558%298340.23%195
1995100,25249.462%50.539%294320.54%195
199096,28649.345%50.655%283310.18%194
198599,90748.742%51.258%293270.24%192
198089,00348.312%51.689%261281.75%193
197592,45247.747%52.254%27126-1.11%189
197094,43047.309%52.691%27725-0.27%186
196594,57946.959%53.041%278230.32%183
196089,86146.397%53.603%264201.54%181
195581,02846.031%53.969%238202.16%178
195076,67645.851%54.149%22516-0.07%178

Grenada Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020109,38750.292%49.708%321400.42%195
2025111,31850.362%49.638%327410.23%196
2030112,18950.385%49.615%329410.09%195
2035112,49550.372%49.628%330440%195
2040112,32250.344%49.656%33047-0.08%195
2045111,64250.316%49.684%32849-0.2%196
2050110,21550.289%49.711%32450-0.35%196
2055108,00550.262%49.738%31751-0.5%196
2060105,04150.239%49.761%30853-0.64%197
2065101,48750.225%49.775%29853-0.76%197
207097,51450.256%49.744%28655-0.86%198
207593,23850.353%49.647%27460-0.94%199
208088,83150.523%49.477%26166-1%200
208584,43950.712%49.288%24871-1.03%201
209080,16150.889%49.111%23574-1.05%201
209576,03351.02%48.981%22374-1.07%201
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations