Guam Population 2017

164,505

Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the Pacific Ocean, and one of 5 US territories with an established civilian government. Guam is also the largest, southernmost Mariana Island. In 2017, Guam is estimated to have a population of about 164,229, up from 165,000 in 2013, which ranks 181st in the world.

Guam's population is estimated at 164,229 in 2017, 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 2018Source: 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 SpokenSpanish, Chamorro, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.46666666144.78333333
Currencies UsedUSD

Guam Population Density

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

Guam Population Clock

What is the population of Guam (as of 11/15/2017)?164,505
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)164,229
Births Per Day2
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st638

Guam Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 16.958 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 4.91 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 79.898 years
Male Life Expectancy 77.436 years
Female Life Expectancy 82.449 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.326 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.11 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.058 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.424 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 9.747 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.54 years
Rate of Natural Increase 11.98
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.103%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.266%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.93%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.889%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.303%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.374%
Median Age (Total) 30.4 years
Median Age (Female) 30.9 years
Median Age (Male) 29.8 years

Guam Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017164,22950.64%49.37%2990.75%
2015161,79750.68%49.32%2950.29%
2010159,44450.82%49.18%2900.13%
2005158,40250.98%49.03%2890.39%
2000155,32951.13%48.86%2831.31%
1995145,56152.11%47.89%2652.21%
1990130,48253.35%46.65%2382.28%
1985116,57252.76%47.24%2122.28%
1980104,13352.14%47.86%1902.21%
197593,35253.94%46.06%1702.16%
197083,87755.72%44.27%1532.31%
196574,83057.13%42.86%1362.31%
196066,74258.50%41.49%1221.28%
195562,64163.25%36.76%1140.98%
195059,65167.81%32.19%1090.00%

Guam Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020168,72750.59%49.41%3070.00%
2025175,24350.53%49.46%3190.76%
2030181,00950.49%49.51%3300.65%
2035185,69650.46%49.54%3380.51%
2040189,15650.45%49.55%3450.37%
2045191,41050.44%49.56%3490.24%
2050192,64750.44%49.55%3510.13%
2055193,25550.45%49.55%3520.06%
2060193,36550.46%49.54%3520.01%
2065193,05050.48%49.52%352-0.03%
2070192,28850.48%49.52%350-0.08%
2075190,96950.49%49.51%348-0.14%
2080189,05950.46%49.54%344-0.20%
2085186,53650.43%49.57%340-0.27%
2090183,51250.39%49.61%334-0.33%
2095180,17550.36%49.64%328-0.37%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer