United States Virgin Islands Population 2017

104,901

Virgin Islands are a western island group of the Leeward Islands located in the Lesser Antilles on the border of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern islands create the British Virgin Islands while the western islands make up the Virgin Islands of the United States. The United States Virgin Islands have an estimated 2017 population of 104,901.

The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint John, Saint Croix, Saint Thomas, the smaller Water Island, and surrounding small islands. The small country has a population density of 310 per square kilometer (804/sq mi), which ranks 42nd in the world. The capital and largest city is Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas with an estimated population of 19,000.

The British Virgin Islands include Tortola (24,000), Anegada (200), Virgin Gorda (3,000) and Jost Van Dyke (300). The largest city and capital is Road Town, with a population of around 9,000.

Virgin Islands Demographics

76% of the population of the U.S. Virgin Islands are Afro-Caribbean (black), while 15.6% are white, 1.4% are Asian and 2.1% are mixed or some other ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino of any race account for 17.4% of the population (10.3% Puerto Rican, 5.4% Dominican). Most of the inhabitants today are descended from Africans who were enslaved and brought to the islands by Europeans to work on plantations.

The majority of the population on the British Virgin Island are Afro-Caribbean (83%) and are also descended from slaves. Europeans (mostly British) account for 7% of the population. The remaining 9.5% is comprised of Black/Carib mixed, Carib/Amerindian, Indian and mixed-race Hispanic people. About 4% of the population is Hispanic.

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

United States Virgin Islands Population Growth

The population growth of the U.S. Virgin Islands is currently negative at -0.5% per year. It is down from 108,600 in 20000. Unlike the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands have experienced some population growth.

About United States Virgin Islands

Official NameVirgin Islands of the United States
Languages SpokenEnglish
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude18.35-64.933333
Currencies UsedUSD

United States Virgin Islands Population Density

Name Population
Saint Croix50,601
Charlotte Amalie20,000
Cruz Bay2,743

United States Virgin Islands Population Clock

What is the population of United States Virgin Islands (as of 11/15/2017)?104,901
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)104,901
Births Per Day1
Deaths Per Day
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

United States Virgin Islands Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 12.916 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.031 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.374 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.097 years
Male Life Expectancy 78.425 years
Female Life Expectancy 83.69 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.194 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.044 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 8.537 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 9.894 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.157 years
Rate of Natural Increase 4.731
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.852%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.739%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.975%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.753%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.847%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.787%

United States Virgin Islands Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017104,90147.66%52.33%302-0.04%
2015104,97747.70%52.30%303-0.22%
2010106,14947.86%52.14%306-0.31%
2005107,79348.32%51.69%311-0.17%
2000108,72248.29%51.72%3130.25%
1995107,39248.43%51.56%3090.69%
1990103,75648.83%51.17%299-0.29%
1985105,28048.74%51.26%3031.22%
198099,08048.27%51.74%2862.76%
197586,47049.03%50.97%2495.96%
197064,72649.98%50.02%1875.20%
196550,23350.01%49.98%1458.68%
196033,13549.58%50.43%952.23%
195529,68249.57%50.39%862.07%
195026,79749.03%50.95%770.00%

United States Virgin Islands Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020104,85847.60%52.39%3020.00%
2025103,78147.55%52.45%299-0.21%
2030101,92347.57%52.45%294-0.36%
203599,41447.66%52.34%286-0.50%
204096,30747.88%52.14%278-0.63%
204592,76848.15%51.84%267-0.75%
205088,91248.48%51.52%256-0.85%
205585,06748.84%51.16%245-0.88%
206081,39949.21%50.79%235-0.88%
206577,97649.60%50.40%225-0.86%
207074,79249.98%50.02%216-0.83%
207571,76350.33%49.68%207-0.82%
208068,74850.59%49.41%198-0.85%
208565,63250.78%49.23%189-0.92%
209062,40550.86%49.13%180-1.00%
209559,07250.91%49.09%170-1.09%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer