Saint Lucia Population 2018

179,939

St Lucia, or Saint Lucia, is a sovereign island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and located north/northeast of Saint Vincent and south of Marinique. In 2018, St Lucia has an estimated population of 179,667.

St Lucia's population of 179,667 compares to the 2009 census of 173,700. Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world (617 square kilometers or 238 square miles) and ranking 191st, St Lucia has a fairly high population density of 298 people per square kilometer, which ranks 41st.

The capital and largest city is Castries, with a 2014 population of 70,000, or more than one-third of the total population. Castries is a major tourist destination and a cruise ship port.

St Lucia Demographics

St Lucia's population is evenly split between rural and urban areas, despite the high population in Catries. The population is mostly African or of mixed African-European descent, with a small population of Indo-Caribbeans (3%). Afro-Caribbeans account for 68% of the population, followed by mixed (17%) and European (5%).

The official language is English, with Saint Lucian Creole French (called Patwah locally) spoken by 95% of the people. 70% of the population is Roman Catholic, while most of the remaining population belonging to other denominations such as Seventh-day Adventism (7%) and Pentacostalism (6%).

Interestingly, St Lucia has produced the highest ratio of Nobel laureates compared to the total population of any sovereign nation.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 240 minutes
One death every 360 minutes
One net migrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 720 minutes

Saint Lucia Population in 2018Source: By Gzdavidwong at Chinese Wikipedia (Transferred from zh.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Saint Lucia Population Growth

While St Lucia does have a high emigration rate, its population continues to grow steadily at about 1.2% per year. Many people migrate from the nation to Anglophone countries, particularly the United Kingdom (with 10,000 Saint Lucian-born residents) and the United States.

About Saint Lucia

Official NameSaint Lucia
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.88333333-60.96666666
Currencies UsedEast Caribbean Dollar
DemonymSaint Lucian

Countries Bordering Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia Population Density

Saint Lucia Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Castries20,000
Bisee12,980
Vieux Fort4,574
Micoud3,406
Soufriere2,918
Dennery2,870
Gros Islet2,362
Anse La Raye1,256
Laborie1,131
Choiseul346

Saint Lucia Population Clock

The population of Saint Lucia (as of 11/13/2018)?179,939
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)179,667
Births Per Day6
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2
Population Change Since January 1st634

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Estimate as of November 13th 2018 is: 179,958

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018179,66748.94%51.06%291.671890.46%
2017178,84448.95%51.05%290.331890.47%
2016178,01548.97%51.03%288.991890.46%
2015177,20648.99%51.01%287.671890.53%
2010172,58049.07%50.93%280.161891.06%
2005163,71448.92%51.07%265.771880.85%
2000156,94948.97%51.03%254.791871.31%
1995147,04449.01%50.99%238.711861.25%
1990138,18549.10%50.90%224.331881.80%
1985126,41849.04%50.96%205.221881.39%
1980117,98748.90%51.09%191.541871.45%
1975109,76948.44%51.57%178.201861.05%
1970104,16048.09%51.90%169.091861.58%
196596,30248.05%51.95%156.331831.39%
196089,89748.06%51.94%145.941800.74%
195586,65450.00%49.99%140.671780.92%
195082,78449.28%50.72%134.391760.00%

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020181,20348.91%51.09%294.161890.00%
2025184,32148.83%51.17%299.221890.34%
2030186,36948.75%51.25%302.551890.22%
2035187,16248.67%51.33%303.831890.08%
2040186,63648.61%51.39%302.98190-0.06%
2045184,95248.56%51.44%300.25190-0.18%
2050182,27948.54%51.46%295.91190-0.29%
2055178,76648.57%51.43%290.20193-0.39%
2060174,46248.66%51.35%283.22193-0.49%
2065169,48248.78%51.23%275.13193-0.58%
2070163,93648.91%51.09%266.13193-0.66%
2075157,93949.03%50.97%256.39193-0.74%
2080151,62649.14%50.86%246.15194-0.81%
2085145,22049.23%50.77%235.75194-0.86%
2090139,00349.32%50.67%225.65194-0.87%
2095133,20249.42%50.58%216.24194-0.85%
Data Sources
  1. Government Statistics Department
  2. Government Statistics Department
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1951, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2001 and 2010 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer