Saint Lucia Population 2017

178,844

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 2017, St Lucia has an estimated population of 178,844.

St Lucia's population of 178,844 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 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
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.88333333-60.96666666
Currencies UsedXCD

Saint Lucia Population Density

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

Saint Lucia Population Clock

What is the population of Saint Lucia (as of 11/15/2017)?178,844
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)178,844
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day1
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

Saint Lucia Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 14.516 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.312 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0.042 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.496 years
Male Life Expectancy 72.845 years
Female Life Expectancy 78.231 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.83 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.874 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 9.713 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 13.202 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.653 years
Rate of Natural Increase 7.141
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 4.922%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 5.709%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.136%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 14.952%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 17.987%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 11.953%
Median Age (Total) 34.2 years
Median Age (Female) 35.3 years
Median Age (Male) 33 years

Saint Lucia Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017178,84448.95%51.05%2900.46%
2015177,20648.99%51.01%2880.53%
2010172,58049.07%50.93%2801.06%
2005163,71448.92%51.07%2660.85%
2000156,94948.97%51.03%2551.31%
1995147,04449.01%50.99%2391.25%
1990138,18549.10%50.90%2241.80%
1985126,41849.04%50.96%2051.39%
1980117,98748.90%51.09%1921.45%
1975109,76948.44%51.57%1781.05%
1970104,16048.09%51.90%1691.58%
196596,30248.05%51.95%1561.39%
196089,89748.06%51.94%1460.74%
195586,65450.00%49.99%1410.92%
195082,78449.28%50.72%1340.00%

Saint Lucia Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020181,20348.91%51.09%2940.00%
2025184,32148.83%51.17%2990.34%
2030186,36948.75%51.25%3030.22%
2035187,16248.67%51.33%3040.08%
2040186,63648.61%51.39%303-0.06%
2045184,95248.56%51.44%300-0.18%
2050182,27948.54%51.46%296-0.29%
2055178,76648.57%51.43%290-0.39%
2060174,46248.66%51.35%283-0.49%
2065169,48248.78%51.23%275-0.58%
2070163,93648.91%51.09%266-0.66%
2075157,93949.03%50.97%256-0.74%
2080151,62649.14%50.86%246-0.81%
2085145,22049.23%50.77%236-0.86%
2090139,00349.32%50.67%226-0.87%
2095133,20249.42%50.58%216-0.85%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer