Belize Population 2020 (Live)

396,768

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 396,768, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 397,628.

Belize Growth Rate

Belize Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Belize City61,461
San Ignacio16,812
Orange Walk15,298
Belmopan13,381
Dangriga10,750
Corozal9,871
San Pedro8,418
Benque Viejo el Carmen7,092
Punta Gorda5,205

Belize Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020397,6281.86%17.43177202
2019390,3531.90%17.11177202
2018383,0711.94%16.79178202
2017375,7692.00%16.47179202
2016368,4002.07%16.15179202
2015360,9332.28%15.82179201
2010322,4642.59%14.14179202
2005283,8002.79%12.44180204
2000247,3153.63%10.84181204
1995206,9631.99%9.07182204
1990187,5522.61%8.22182207
1985164,9212.73%7.23182207
1980144,1551.58%6.32185207
1975133,2601.75%5.84182206
1970122,1822.86%5.36180205
1965106,1192.88%4.65180205
196092,0642.88%4.04179206
195579,8702.99%3.50180205
195068,9190.00%3.02182205

Belize Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020397,6281.86%17.43177202
2025433,7151.75%19.01176201
2030467,6331.52%20.50175200
2035498,5551.29%21.86174200
2040526,1571.08%23.07174200
2045550,3440.90%24.13174199
2050571,0420.74%25.03174198
2055588,7710.61%25.81174198
2060603,4130.49%26.45174197
2065615,0180.38%26.96174195
2070623,5120.27%27.34175195
2075628,9530.17%27.57175195
2080631,4210.08%27.68175194
2085631,286-0.00%27.68175194
2090629,060-0.07%27.58175194
2095625,274-0.12%27.41174194

Belize Population by Year (Projections)

Belize Population Clock

The population of Belize (as of 5/19/2020)?396,768
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)397,628
Births Per Day22
Deaths Per Day5
Net Migrations Per Day3
Net Change Per Day20
Population Change Since January 1st2,780

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Estimate as of May 19th 2020 is: 396,791

Components of Population Change

One birth every 65 minutes
One death every 288 minutes
One net migrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 72 minutes

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 just 37 people 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.

About Belize

  1. Statistical Institute of Belize
  2. Statistical Institute of Belize
  3. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000 and 2010 censuses, with official estimates of the 2015 population, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer