Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population 2018

110,248

St Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles in the southern region of the Windward Islands, which are located at the south end of the east border of where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. The country consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands. In 2018, St Vincent and the Grenadines has an estimated population of 110,200, which ranks 196th in the world.

St Vincent and the Grenadines has a population of 111,000, which has remained fairly flat since 1990. The country is densely populated with 307 people per square kilometer (792/sq mi), which ranks 39th in the world.

The capital and largest city is Kingstown, with a population estimated at 35,000.

St Vincent and the Grenadines Demographics

Most Vincentians are the descendants of African slaves brought to the region to work plantations, as well as Portuguese and East Indians, who were brought to the island after slavery was abolished by the British living in the region. The largest ethnic group was African (66%), followed by those of mixed descent (19%), East Indian (6%), Europeans (mostly Portuguese (4%), and Carib Amerindian (2%). There is a growing community of Chinese people in the country.

St Vincent and the Grenadines History

The island of Saint Vincent was originally inhabited by native Caribs who called themselves Kalina and who were aggressive in preventing European settlements prior to 1719. Before this time, African slaves who were shipwrecked or who had escaped from Saint Lucia, Barbados and Grenada sought refuge here and intermarried with the Caribs, and came to be known as Black Caribs.

After this point, French settlers gained control of St Vincent and began plantations, which were worked by African slaves. The island was later ceded to Britain. The British and Black Caribs eventually clashed and 5,000 Black Caribs were deported to an island off the coast of Honduras. After slavery was abolished, immigration of indentured servants -- most from Portugal and East India -- took place.

St Vincent and the Grenadines went through various stages of colonial status under Britain until it gained independence in 1979.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 288 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One net migrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population in 2018Source: By Alison DeGraff [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

About Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Official NameSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.25-61.2
Currencies UsedEast Caribbean Dollar
DemonymSaint Vincentian

Countries Bordering Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Density

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Kingstown24,518
Kingstown Park17,994
Georgetown1,680
Barrouallie1,000
Port Elizabeth839
Chateaubelair735
Layou140

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Clock

The population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (as of 8/17/2018)?110,248
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)110,200
Births Per Day5
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day 1
Population Change Since January 1st229

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Estimator

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Estimate as of August 17th 2018 is: 110,237

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2018110,20050.41%49.58%283.291940.28%
2017109,89750.42%49.57%282.511940.23%
2016109,64350.44%49.56%281.861940.17%
2015109,45550.46%49.55%281.381940.03%
2010109,31550.49%49.50%281.021930.10%
2005108,74450.50%49.51%279.551930.16%
2000107,89850.35%49.65%277.37194-0.04%
1995108,12250.07%49.93%277.951930.11%
1990107,50549.71%50.29%276.361920.57%
1985104,47748.99%51.01%268.581910.78%
1980100,50548.43%51.57%258.371901.00%
197595,61147.70%52.30%245.791881.12%
197090,45247.30%52.70%232.521881.02%
196585,97046.83%53.18%221.001871.21%
196080,94946.88%53.12%208.101851.94%
195573,52346.99%53.03%189.011831.88%
195066,99847.05%52.95%172.231830.00%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020110,75750.38%49.63%284.721950.00%
2025111,64350.25%49.74%287.001960.16%
2030112,10650.11%49.90%288.191970.08%
2035112,21949.91%50.08%288.481980.02%
2040112,01249.73%50.27%287.95197-0.04%
2045111,05349.55%50.45%285.48198-0.17%
2050109,40649.38%50.61%281.25198-0.30%
2055107,24049.25%50.75%275.68198-0.40%
2060104,66449.13%50.86%269.06197-0.49%
2065101,78349.06%50.95%261.65198-0.56%
207098,61649.01%50.99%253.51199-0.63%
207595,21548.98%51.01%244.77199-0.70%
208091,68049.01%50.99%235.68200-0.75%
208588,03949.06%50.94%226.32200-0.81%
209084,39149.15%50.87%216.94200-0.84%
209580,80349.23%50.76%207.72201-0.87%
Data Sources
  1. Statistical Office
  2. Statistical Office
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2001 and 2012 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer