Belize Population 2022 (Live)

405,512
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Belize is currently growing at a rate of 2.5% a year. By 2020, the population of Belize is expected to reach about 390,000 from today's 347,000. By 2100, the population is projected to be nearly 700,000.

The current population of Belize is 405,512 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 405,272.

Belize Growth Rate

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Belize Population 2022 (Live)

Belize Population Clock

Belize Population (as of 9/18/2022)405,512
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)405,272
Births per Day4
Deaths per Day1
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day3
Population Change Since Jan. 1783

Components of Population Change

One birth every 360 minutes0%
One death every 1440 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 480 minutes0%

Belize Population Clock

Name Population
Belize City61,461
San Ignacio26,151
San Pedro17,429
Orange Walk15,298
Belmopan13,381
Dangriga10,750
Corozal9,871
Benque Viejo el Carmen6,684
Ladyville5,458
Punta Gorda5,205

Belize Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
195579,9862.96%3.51182204
196091,4032.71%4.01182204
1965104,8382.78%4.60181206
1970120,9052.89%5.30182204
1975130,8011.59%5.73185205
1980145,1332.10%6.36185206
1985163,4362.40%7.17183206
1990182,5892.24%8.00182205
1995203,5562.20%8.92183206
2000240,4063.38%10.54183203
2005280,3753.12%12.29181204
2010322,1062.81%14.12180202
2015359,8712.24%15.78180201
2017374,6932.01%16.43180200
2018382,0661.97%16.75179200
2019389,0951.84%17.06179200
2020394,9211.50%17.31179201
2021400,0311.72%17.54178201
2022405,2721.58%17.77178201

Belize Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025422,4401.36%18.52177201
2030450,4281.29%19.75177200
2035476,5951.14%20.89177200
2040500,3120.98%21.93177200
2045521,0050.81%22.84178200
2050538,8380.68%23.62177197
2055553,6640.54%24.27178197
2060565,4990.42%24.79177197
2065574,3930.31%25.18176196
2070580,2500.20%25.44176196
2075583,1200.10%25.56176197
2080583,083-0.00%25.56176195
2085580,487-0.09%25.45176195
2090575,826-0.16%25.24176195
2095569,783-0.21%24.98176195
2023410,8251.46%18.01178201
2024416,6561.38%18.27177201

Belize Population by Year (Projections)

Belize Population Pyramid 2022

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Belize Median Age

23.9


Total

23


Male

24.8


Female

Belize Population by Age

There are 269,700 people over age 18 in Belize.

Census Years

Year Date
199112 May 1991
200012 May 2000
201021 November 2010
20202020

Belize Population Pyramid

Belize is located on the eastern coast of Central America where it's bordered by Mexico and Guatemala. Belize is the only country in Central America with English as the official language. With 8,800 square miles of land, this gives Belize a population density of about 45.4 persons per square mile. This is the lowest density in Latin America, and one of the lowest in the world.

The largest city in Belize is Belize City, which has a population of 57,000. The capital, Belmopan, has a population of 16,500.

Belize Demographics

The demographics of Belize have been heavily influenced by colonization, slavery and immigration, and the country has many ethnic groups, languages and cultures combined. The Maya have inhabited the region since the second millennium BC, although much of this population has been wiped out. There are now three Maya groups in Belize: the Mopan who are indigenous to the area and returned from Guatemala in the 19th century after evading slavery), the Yucatec (who came from Mexico to escape the Caste War) and the Q'eqchi (who fled from slavery in Guatemala).

Belizean Creoles, or Kriols, account for 21% of the population but almost 75% of the country's diaspora. They are descendants of the Baymen slave owners and slaves brought to the region for logging.

Mestizos account for 50% of the country's population. Mestizos were originally a mix of Maya and Spanish. The Garinagu, who are a mix of West/Central African, Arawak and Island Carib, account for 4.5% of the population.

There are also large communities of Asians, East Indians and expatriate Americans and Africans residing in Belize. Many Creoles and other ethnic groups of Belize have emigrated to the United States and the United Kingdom for more opportunities. It's estimated that there are 160,000 Belizeans in the United States.

Belize - General Info

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