United States Virgin Islands Population 2019

104,578

The 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 has an estimated 2019 population of 104,578, which ranks 198th in the world.

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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 480 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One net migrant every 1440 minutes
Net loss of one person every Infinity minutes

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United States Virgin Islands Population Pyramid 2019

United States Virgin Islands Population by Age

There are 80,113 adults in United States Virgin Islands.

Census Years

Year Date
2020April 2020
20101 April 2010
20001 April 2000
19901 April 1990
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.

Official NameVirgin Islands of the United States
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude18.35-64.933333
Currencies UsedUnited States Dollar
DemonymVirgin Islander
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United States Virgin Islands Population Clock

The population of United States Virgin Islands (as of 8/20/2019)?104,578
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)104,578
Births Per Day3
Deaths Per Day2
Net Migrations Per Day -1
Net Change Per Day
Population Change Since January 1st

United States Virgin Islands Population Estimator

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Estimate as of August 20th 2019 is: 104,557

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2019104,57847.53%52.47%301.38198-0.10%
2018104,68047.56%52.43%301.67198-0.07%
2017104,75147.59%52.41%301.88198-0.08%
2016104,83547.62%52.37%302.12198-0.12%
2015104,95847.65%52.34%302.47197-0.21%
2010106,08747.85%52.14%305.73195-0.32%
2005107,79448.32%51.69%310.65194-0.17%
2000108,72248.29%51.72%313.321930.25%
1995107,39248.43%51.56%309.491950.69%
1990103,75648.83%51.17%299.01193-0.29%
1985105,28048.74%51.26%303.401901.22%
198099,08048.27%51.74%285.531912.76%
197586,47049.03%50.97%249.191925.96%
197064,72649.98%50.02%186.531955.20%
196550,23350.01%49.98%144.761988.68%
196033,13549.58%50.43%95.492032.23%
195529,68249.57%50.39%85.542032.07%
195026,79749.03%50.95%77.222020.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020104,42547.50%52.50%300.941990.00%
2025102,95547.39%52.62%296.70199-0.28%
2030100,69247.34%52.66%290.18201-0.44%
203597,83347.41%52.59%281.94201-0.57%
204094,39347.58%52.42%272.03201-0.71%
204590,45447.82%52.18%260.67202-0.85%
205086,22048.11%51.88%248.47202-0.95%
205581,81348.44%51.56%235.77203-1.04%
206077,38348.80%51.19%223.01204-1.11%
206573,07149.20%50.81%210.58204-1.14%
207068,90649.58%50.41%198.58204-1.17%
207564,76949.93%50.06%186.65205-1.23%
208060,46950.20%49.77%174.26206-1.36%
208555,86750.40%49.60%161.00210-1.57%
209050,94050.48%49.52%146.80212-1.83%
209545,75650.52%49.47%131.86212-2.12%
  1. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 2010 census, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

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