Guam Population 2017

174,362

Guam's population is estimated at 170,000 in 2015, compared to the official census figure of 159,000 in 2010. Its population density is approximately 320 people per square kilometer (830/square mile), which ranks 37th in the world.

Interestingly, there are no true cities in Guam, as the largest village of Dededo has just 45,000 people. Hagåtña, the capital, is the second smallest village in Guam in terms of population and area with just 1,200 people, despite being one of the country's biggest commercial districts and seat of government.

Guam Demographics

Guam was first inhabited by the Chamorros going back about 4,000 years, and it has a long history of European colonialism, beginning with Spain establishing a colony in 1668. It was occupied by the Japanese for more than two years at the beginning of World War II. The native Chamorros remain the largest ethnic group in the country, accounting for 37% of the population, with 75,000 living in various areas of the United States. Filipinos account for 25.5% of the population, followed by Whites (10%), usually of Spanish or European American ancestry. 85% of the population practices Roman Catholicism.

Guam Population in 2017Source: Abasaa

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

Guam Population Growth

After decades of decline, Guam's population growth is on an upswing, growing 1.2% annually. Guam's population in 2020 will depend on whether the US continues with plans to move Marines into the region, giving the country 25 years' worth of growth.

About Guam

Official NameGuam
Languages SpokenChamorro, Spanish, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.46666666144.78333333
Currencies UsedUSD

Guam Population Density

Name Population
Guam Government House
Umatac Village903
Hagatna1,051
Piti Village1,666
Asan-Maina Village2,137
Merizo Village2,152
Sinajana Village2,853
Inarajan Village3,052
Talofofo Village3,215
Agana Heights Village3,940
Agat Village5,656
Yona Village6,484
Chalan Pago-Ordot Village6,822
Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village6,825
Santa Rita Village7,500
Barrigada Village8,875
Mangilao Village15,191
Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village19,685
Yigo Village20,539
Dededo Village44,943

Guam Population Clock

What is the population of Guam (as of September 13, 2017)?174,362
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)174214
Births Per Day2
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st510

Guam Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 16.958 births/thousand109
Crude Death Rate 4.91 deaths/thousand183
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand0
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.898 years44
Male Life Expectancy 77.436 years42
Female Life Expectancy 82.449 years41
Total Fertility Rate 2.326 children/woman91
Net Reproduction Rate 1.11 surviving daughters/woman86
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female51
Infant Mortality Rate 8.424 deaths/1,000 live births132
Under Five Mortality 9.747 deaths/thousand138
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.54 years167
Rate of Natural Increase 11.98 96
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.103 %38
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.266 %32
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.93 %58
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.889 %28
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.303 %27
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.374 %34
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 30.4 years105
Median Age (Female) 30.9 years105
Median Age (Male) 29.8 years105

Guam Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017174,21450.68%49.32%322391.17%190
2015169,88550.713%49.287%314391.29%190
2010159,44050.817%49.183%295410.89%190
2005158,40150.977%49.023%293400.02%189
2000155,32851.135%48.865%287390.7%188
1995145,56252.113%47.887%269371.7%187
1990130,48253.348%46.652%241402.33%188
1985116,57652.761%47.239%215412.25%188
1980104,13152.143%47.857%192442.24%188
197593,35453.944%46.056%172452.15%188
197083,88055.726%44.274%155472.18%190
196574,82757.13%42.87%138462.36%187
196066,74158.501%41.499%123471.98%187
195562,64563.25%36.75%116480.97%187
195059,65067.819%32.181%110461.02%187

Guam Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020180,37550.64%49.36%334391.15%190
2025190,63250.598%49.403%353361.03%190
2030200,21050.579%49.422%370350.89%190
2035208,75550.572%49.428%386340.75%189
2040216,12250.566%49.434%400340.62%189
2045222,39550.56%49.44%411340.51%189
2050227,72950.554%49.446%421360.42%189
2055232,21350.554%49.446%430360.35%189
2060235,97450.561%49.439%436360.28%189
2065239,06950.573%49.427%442370.23%189
2070241,57550.578%49.422%447380.18%189
2075243,46050.575%49.425%450370.12%189
2080244,61750.557%49.443%452360.05%189
2085244,93550.531%49.469%45337-0.01%189
2090244,45550.5%49.5%45236-0.07%189
2095243,35250.48%49.52%45036-0.12%189
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations