Suriname Population 2017

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Suriname has an estimated population of 568,000, compared to the 2004 census population of 492,000. 90% of the population live in Paramaribo or the coast. Paramaribo is the capital and largest city with a population of 250,000, or close to half of the country's population. Suriname is by far one of the least densely populated countries in the world with just 3 people per square kilometer (7/sq mi), which ranks 231st in the world.

Suriname Demographics

There are many distinct ethnic groups in Suriname. The largest are East Indians (37%), who are descended from 19th century contract workers who arrived from India. Suriname Creoles (31%) are mixed descendants of West African slaves and primarily Dutch Europeans. The Javanese (15%) are descended from contract workers from the Dutch East Indies on Java, Indonesia. The Surinamese Maroons (10%) are descended from escaped West African slaves and are divided into five groups: Ndyuka, Kwinti, Matawai, Saramaccans and Paramaccans.

Amerindians (3.7%) are the original inhabitants of Suriname and include groups like the Wayana, Arawak, Akuriyo, Carib/Kalina, and Trio and live mostly in Paramaribo, Wanica, Marowijne, and Spialiwini.

Other groups include the Chinese, with about 14,000 descendants from early 19th century contract workers and immigrants during the 1990's and 21st century; Europeans, who are mostly descended from Dutch 19th century farmers and Portuguese; Arabs; Jews, who are descended from Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews; and Brazilians, most of whom are gold miners.

There are approximately 328,000 Surinamese in the Netherlands, compared to the 568,000 population of Suriname itself.

Suriname is the only independent country in the Americas that speaks Dutch.

Suriname Population in 2017 Source: Mark Ahsmann

Suriname Population Density

About Suriname

Official Name Republic of Suriname
Languages Spoken Dutch
Borders BRA, GUF, GUY
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 4,-56
Currencies Used SRD

Suriname Population Clock

What is the population of Suriname (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 5
Deaths Per Day 2
Net Migrations Per Day -3
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.

Suriname Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 17.467 births/thousand 104th
Crude Death Rate 7.586 deaths/thousand 97th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.805 people/thousand 149th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.527 years 120th
Life Expectancy (Male) 68.376 years 120th
Life Expectancy (Female) 74.872 years 121st
Total Fertility Rate 2.288 children/woman 94th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.063 surviving daughters/woman 93rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.07 males per female 14th
Infant Mortality Rate 15.35 deaths/1,000 live births 99th
Under Five Mortality 20.564 deaths/thousand 92nd
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.642 years 126th
Rate of Natural Increase 9.717 117th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 6.716% 121st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 8.46% 119th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.888% 122nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.943% 121st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 23.924% 119th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 13.578% 122nd
Crude Suicide Rate 28.3 suicides/thousand 5th
Median Age (Total) 29.5 years 114th
Median Age (Female) 29.9 years 111th
Median Age (Male) 29.1 years 111th

Suriname Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 552,112 50.075% 49.925% 3 220 0.79% 171
2015 542,975 50.101% 49.899% 3 217 0.85% 171
2010 518,140 50.152% 49.848% 3 217 1.02% 169
2005 491,999 50.193% 49.807% 3 217 0.8% 167
2000 480,751 50.586% 49.414% 3 217 0.72% 167
1995 445,830 50.676% 49.324% 2 219 1.74% 167
1990 408,276 50.791% 49.209% 2 219 1.89% 166
1985 371,469 50.854% 49.146% 2 218 1.47% 164
1980 362,777 50.505% 49.495% 2 217 0.15% 163
1975 362,651 50.138% 49.862% 2 216 -0.35% 161
1970 371,268 49.905% 50.095% 2 212 0.36% 160
1965 331,799 49.821% 50.179% 2 212 2.78% 160
1960 289,972 50.003% 49.997% 1 214 2.79% 161
1955 250,094 50.402% 49.598% 1 214 2.91% 161
1950 214,999 49.767% 50.233% 1 213 3.51% 163

Suriname Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 564,888 50.026% 49.974% 3 220 0.71% 171
2025 583,819 49.914% 50.086% 3 223 0.58% 172
2030 599,321 49.764% 50.236% 3 223 0.45% 172
2035 611,236 49.613% 50.387% 3 224 0.31% 171
2040 619,271 49.469% 50.531% 3 225 0.18% 171
2045 623,529 49.343% 50.657% 3 225 0.07% 171
2050 624,464 49.251% 50.749% 4 221 -0.02% 171
2055 622,976 49.199% 50.801% 3 225 -0.09% 171
2060 619,633 49.175% 50.825% 3 224 -0.14% 173
2065 614,774 49.176% 50.824% 3 224 -0.19% 173
2070 608,172 49.197% 50.803% 3 224 -0.25% 174
2075 600,161 49.24% 50.76% 3 224 -0.29% 175
2080 590,996 49.303% 50.697% 3 224 -0.33% 175
2085 580,994 49.392% 50.608% 3 224 -0.36% 175
2090 570,357 49.492% 50.508% 3 224 -0.38% 175
2095 559,315 49.607% 50.393% 3 224 -0.4% 175
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations