United States Virgin Islands Population 2017

106,574

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.

United States Virgin Islands Population in 2017Source:

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

United States Virgin Islands Population Clock

What is the population of United States Virgin Islands (as of September 13, 2017)?106,574
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)106574
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

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 12.916 births/thousand142
Crude Death Rate 8.031 deaths/thousand81
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.374 people/thousand170
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.097 years31
Male Life Expectancy 78.425 years34
Female Life Expectancy 83.69 years30
Total Fertility Rate 2.194 children/woman101
Net Reproduction Rate 1.044 surviving daughters/woman96
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female28
Infant Mortality Rate 8.537 deaths/1,000 live births128
Under Five Mortality 9.894 deaths/thousand135
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.157 years179
Rate of Natural Increase 4.731 143
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.852 %32
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 1.739 %10
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.975 %61
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 6.753 %24
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 7.847 %22
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.787 %43
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 0 years0
Median Age (Female) 0 years0
Median Age (Male) 0 years0

United States Virgin Islands Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017106,57447.589%52.411%304430.16%196
2015106,29147.637%52.363%303410.12%195
2010106,38247.789%52.211%30340-0.13%193
2005107,76747.875%52.126%30736-0.27%193
2000108,51147.804%52.196%310310%192
1995107,01747.974%52.027%305300.53%194
1990103,25248.434%51.567%295280.35%192
1985104,66748.449%51.552%299260.03%189
198098,42248.039%51.962%281261.81%190
197585,79048.87%51.13%245293.86%191
197064,06949.868%50.133%183386.1%195
196549,61049.917%50.083%141455.9%198
196032,63149.487%50.516%93627.51%203
195529,36249.537%50.463%83630.46%202
195026,79549.043%50.957%76641.85%201

United States Virgin Islands Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020107,01547.536%52.464%305430.06%197
2025106,92047.48%52.52%30543-0.1%197
2030106,13947.491%52.509%30348-0.22%198
2035104,67747.572%52.428%29951-0.36%199
2040102,55147.719%52.281%29355-0.48%199
204599,88447.934%52.066%28557-0.59%201
205096,85948.21%51.79%27659-0.64%201
205593,79248.516%51.485%26763-0.65%201
206090,82248.854%51.146%25966-0.64%201
206588,01249.205%50.796%25169-0.61%201
207085,38149.547%50.453%24373-0.6%202
207582,87249.855%50.146%23674-0.6%202
208080,37550.104%49.896%22978-0.63%202
208577,79550.28%49.72%22278-0.68%202
209075,11250.373%49.627%21479-0.74%203
209572,27350.42%49.58%20681-0.8%203
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations