Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population 2017

109,759

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 2017, St Vincent and the Grenadines has an estimated population of 109,897, 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.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population in 2018Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mustiquebeaches.jpg

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

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Growth

About Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Official NameSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Languages SpokenEnglish
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.25-61.2
Currencies UsedXCD

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Density

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

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Clock

What is the population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (as of 11/15/2017)?109,759
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)109,897
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day -2
Net Change Per Day -1
Population Change Since January 1st-319

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 15.256 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 7.282 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -5.457 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.251 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.143 years
Female Life Expectancy 75.49 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.911 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.912 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 15.344 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 19.468 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.064 years
Rate of Natural Increase 7.78
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.227%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.836%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.553%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 17.336%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.223%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 14.224%
Median Age (Total) 33 years
Median Age (Female) 32.9 years
Median Age (Male) 33.2 years

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017109,89750.42%49.57%2830.20%
2015109,45550.46%49.55%2810.03%
2010109,31550.49%49.50%2810.10%
2005108,74450.50%49.51%2800.16%
2000107,89850.35%49.65%277-0.04%
1995108,12250.07%49.93%2780.11%
1990107,50549.71%50.29%2760.57%
1985104,47748.99%51.01%2690.78%
1980100,50548.43%51.57%2581.00%
197595,61147.70%52.30%2461.12%
197090,45247.30%52.70%2331.02%
196585,97046.83%53.18%2211.21%
196080,94946.88%53.12%2081.94%
195573,52346.99%53.03%1891.88%
195066,99847.05%52.95%1720.00%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020110,75750.38%49.63%2850.00%
2025111,64350.25%49.74%2870.16%
2030112,10650.11%49.90%2880.08%
2035112,21949.91%50.08%2880.02%
2040112,01249.73%50.27%288-0.04%
2045111,05349.55%50.45%285-0.17%
2050109,40649.38%50.61%281-0.30%
2055107,24049.25%50.75%276-0.40%
2060104,66449.13%50.86%269-0.49%
2065101,78349.06%50.95%262-0.56%
207098,61649.01%50.99%254-0.63%
207595,21548.98%51.01%245-0.70%
208091,68049.01%50.99%236-0.75%
208588,03949.06%50.94%226-0.81%
209084,39149.15%50.87%217-0.84%
209580,80349.23%50.76%208-0.87%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer