Saint Lucia Population 2017

187,768

St Lucia's population of 182,000 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.

Saint Lucia Population in 2017Source:

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
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.88333333-60.96666666
Currencies UsedXCD

Saint Lucia Population Density

Name Population
Choiseul346
Laborie1,131
Anse La Raye1,256
Praslin1,906
Gros Islet2,362
Dennery2,870
Soufriere2,918
Micoud3,406
Vieux Fort4,574
Bisee12,980
Castries20,000

Saint Lucia Population Clock

What is the population of Saint Lucia (as of September 13, 2017)?187,768
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)187768
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day1
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

Saint Lucia Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 14.516 births/thousand127
Crude Death Rate 7.312 deaths/thousand104
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.042 people/thousand69
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.496 years80
Male Life Expectancy 72.845 years80
Female Life Expectancy 78.231 years87
Total Fertility Rate 1.83 children/woman141
Net Reproduction Rate 0.874 surviving daughters/woman141
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 9.713 deaths/1,000 live births121
Under Five Mortality 13.202 deaths/thousand119
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.653 years163
Rate of Natural Increase 7.141 133
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.922 %95
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.709 %91
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.136 %108
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 14.952 %95
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 17.987 %88
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.953 %110
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 34.2 years79
Median Age (Female) 35.3 years77
Median Age (Male) 33 years80

Saint Lucia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017187,76849.034%50.966%307410.73%189
2015184,99949.059%50.941%303410.75%189
2010177,39749.115%50.885%290441.05%188
2005165,40748.942%51.058%271461.35%188
2000156,94848.97%51.031%257471.08%187
1995147,04049.007%50.993%241461.3%186
1990138,18049.103%50.897%226451.42%187
1985126,41649.04%50.96%207451.73%187
1980117,98448.905%51.095%193431.35%186
1975109,77048.433%51.567%179431.3%185
1970104,16248.093%51.907%170431.17%185
196596,30348.048%51.952%157401.62%182
196089,90148.056%51.944%147401.12%179
195586,65550.005%49.995%142360.6%177
195082,78249.279%50.722%135341.31%175

Saint Lucia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020191,76549.004%50.996%314420.64%189
2025197,46048.946%51.054%323420.5%189
2030201,92448.889%51.111%331400.36%189
2035205,08048.838%51.162%336430.23%190
2040206,94048.793%51.207%339460.11%190
2045207,59248.771%51.229%340460%190
2050207,12348.775%51.225%33946-0.11%190
2055205,63648.824%51.176%33747-0.2%190
2060203,27448.915%51.085%33348-0.28%190
2065200,21849.042%50.958%32849-0.34%191
2070196,61249.192%50.808%32250-0.4%192
2075192,50449.342%50.658%31549-0.46%192
2080187,96749.485%50.515%30851-0.51%192
2085183,12849.61%50.39%30052-0.54%192
2090178,15249.719%50.281%29255-0.57%192
2095173,14649.82%50.18%28359-0.57%192
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations