Saint Kitts And Nevis Population 2017

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St Kitts and Nevis is estimated to have a population of 51,300, up from 40,800 in 1990 but about equal to its 1960 population. St Kitts and Nevis has just 261 square kilometers (104 sq mi) of land, which ranks 207th in the world, and a fairly high population density of 164 people per square kilometer (424/sq mi), which is the 64th highest in the world.

The largest city and capital is Basseterre, with a population of 15,500. Most of the population lives in St Kitts.

St Kitts and Nevis Demographics

75% of the population of St Kitts and Nevis are of African descent. The next-largest ethnic group is Afro-European (12.3%), followed by mulatto (5.3%), East Indian and Afro-East Indian (5%), South Asian ethnic groups (3%) and other groups (3). Most inhabitants are descendants of West African slaves.

St Kitts and Nevis has a high emigration rate that caused its population to decline for many years.

St Kitts and Nevis History

St Kitts and Nevis was originally settled by Native Americans 5,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. The last wave, the Kalinago, arrived about 300 years before Europeans, who discovered the islands under Christopher Columbus in 1493. An English colony was established, followed by French settlements, and the island was divided. The Kalinago people allowed the colonization of Saint Kitts, although Anglo-French settlers massacred them in 1626 to preempt a plan by the natives to drive foreigners away.

In 1629, the Spanish destroyed the English and French colonies and deported the settlers, although they were allowed to re-establish their colonies later. Saint Kitts eventually became a base for French and English expansion into the Caribbean.

St Kitts and Nevis are separated by just 2 miles of water but they were governed as separate states until the end of the 19th century, when they were united by the British. Relations remain strained between the two islands.

Saint Kitts And Nevis Population in 2017 Source: Gertjan R.

Saint Kitts And Nevis Population Density

About Saint Kitts And Nevis

Official Name Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevisa
Languages Spoken English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 17.33333333,-62.75
Currencies Used XCD

Saint Kitts And Nevis Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 56,780 0% 0% 218 59 1.02% 206
2015 55,571 0% 0% 213 59 1.09% 207
2010 52,352 0% 0% 201 60 1.23% 210
2005 49,138 0% 0% 188 60 1.37% 209
2000 45,544 0% 0% 175 61 1.46% 210
1995 42,888 0% 0% 164 58 1.17% 210
1990 40,833 0% 0% 157 58 0.43% 210
1985 42,016 0% 0% 161 57 -0.76% 207
1980 43,205 0% 0% 166 49 -0.53% 205
1975 44,278 0% 0% 170 46 -0.31% 205
1970 44,882 0% 0% 172 41 -0.88% 204
1965 49,211 0% 0% 189 33 -1.75% 199
1960 51,196 0% 0% 196 30 0% 194
1955 48,494 0% 0% 186 27 1.55% 194
1950 46,053 0% 0% 177 26 0.18% 194

Saint Kitts And Nevis Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 58,473 0% 0% 224 62 0.91% 206
2025 60,968 0% 0% 234 63 0.74% 205
2030 63,090 0% 0% 242 63 0.6% 205
2035 64,848 0% 0% 249 63 0.47% 205
2040 66,202 0% 0% 254 64 0.33% 205
2045 67,157 0% 0% 258 63 0.22% 205
2050 67,735 0% 0% 260 63 0.11% 205
2055 67,970 0% 0% 261 65 0.02% 205
2060 67,948 0% 0% 261 64 -0.05% 206
2065 67,712 0% 0% 260 64 -0.1% 205
2070 67,294 0% 0% 258 68 -0.15% 204
2075 66,744 0% 0% 256 67 -0.19% 204
2080 66,088 0% 0% 254 68 -0.22% 204
2085 65,349 0% 0% 251 69 -0.24% 204
2090 64,535 0% 0% 248 69 -0.26% 204
2095 63,663 0% 0% 244 69 -0.28% 204
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations