Saint Lucia Population 2017

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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 2017 Source:

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.

Saint Lucia Population Density

About Saint Lucia

Official Name Saint Lucia
Languages Spoken English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 13.88333333,-60.96666666
Currencies Used XCD

Saint Lucia Population Clock

What is the population of Saint Lucia (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Saint Lucia Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 14.516 births/thousand 127th
Crude Death Rate 7.312 deaths/thousand 104th
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.042 people/thousand 69th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.496 years 80th
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.845 years 80th
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.231 years 87th
Total Fertility Rate 1.83 children/woman 141st
Net Reproduction Rate 0.874 surviving daughters/woman 141st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 9.713 deaths/1,000 live births 121st
Under Five Mortality 13.202 deaths/thousand 119th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.653 years 163rd
Rate of Natural Increase 7.141 133rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.922% 95th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.709% 91st
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.136% 108th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 14.952% 95th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 17.987% 91st
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.953% 108th
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand 0th
Median Age (Total) 34.2 years 79th
Median Age (Female) 35.3 years 77th
Median Age (Male) 33 years 80th

Saint Lucia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 187,768 49.034% 50.966% 307 41 0.73% 189
2015 184,999 49.059% 50.941% 303 41 0.75% 189
2010 177,397 49.115% 50.885% 290 44 1.05% 188
2005 165,407 48.942% 51.058% 271 46 1.35% 188
2000 156,948 48.97% 51.031% 257 47 1.08% 187
1995 147,040 49.007% 50.993% 241 46 1.3% 186
1990 138,180 49.103% 50.897% 226 45 1.42% 187
1985 126,416 49.04% 50.96% 207 45 1.73% 187
1980 117,984 48.905% 51.095% 193 43 1.35% 186
1975 109,770 48.433% 51.567% 179 43 1.3% 185
1970 104,162 48.093% 51.907% 170 43 1.17% 185
1965 96,303 48.048% 51.952% 157 40 1.62% 182
1960 89,901 48.056% 51.944% 147 40 1.12% 179
1955 86,655 50.005% 49.995% 142 36 0.6% 177
1950 82,782 49.279% 50.722% 135 34 1.31% 175

Saint Lucia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 191,765 49.004% 50.996% 314 42 0.64% 189
2025 197,460 48.946% 51.054% 323 42 0.5% 189
2030 201,924 48.889% 51.111% 331 40 0.36% 189
2035 205,080 48.838% 51.162% 336 43 0.23% 190
2040 206,940 48.793% 51.207% 339 46 0.11% 190
2045 207,592 48.771% 51.229% 340 46 0% 190
2050 207,123 48.775% 51.225% 339 46 -0.11% 190
2055 205,636 48.824% 51.176% 337 47 -0.2% 190
2060 203,274 48.915% 51.085% 333 48 -0.28% 190
2065 200,218 49.042% 50.958% 328 49 -0.34% 191
2070 196,612 49.192% 50.808% 322 50 -0.4% 192
2075 192,504 49.342% 50.658% 315 49 -0.46% 192
2080 187,967 49.485% 50.515% 308 51 -0.51% 192
2085 183,128 49.61% 50.39% 300 52 -0.54% 192
2090 178,152 49.719% 50.281% 292 55 -0.57% 192
2095 173,146 49.82% 50.18% 283 59 -0.57% 192
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations