Cape Verde Population 2020 (Live)

558,259
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Cape Verde's growth over the last few years has been fueled by tourism and a stable economy. Between 2011 and 2012 alone, tourism in the country grew 28%, which was more than the world's average of 4%. Cape Verde is expected to continue its steady growth for the next two decades.

The current population of Cape Verde is 558,259, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 555,987.

Cape Verde Growth Rate

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Cape Verde Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Praia113,364
Mindelo70,611
Santa Maria17,231
Cova Figueira15,350
Santa Cruz9,488
Pedra Badejo9,343
Sao Filipe8,189
Assomada7,927
Tarrafal6,463
Espargos6,173

Cape Verde Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020555,9871.10%137.9617286
2019549,9351.13%136.4617286
2018543,7671.17%134.9317288
2017537,4981.20%133.3717288
2016531,1461.22%131.8017288
2015524,7431.27%130.2117288
2010492,6541.25%122.2517189
2005463,0321.58%114.9017089
2000428,1882.08%106.2516996
1995386,2842.71%95.85170102
1990337,9501.63%83.86173108
1985311,6781.89%77.34172106
1980283,8470.99%70.43170109
1975270,2470.12%67.06167106
1970268,6273.12%66.66167100
1965230,4182.69%57.18168104
1960201,7650.46%50.07168104
1955197,1952.06%48.93167102
1950178,0650.00%44.18167100

Cape Verde Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020555,9871.10%137.9617286
2025584,3201.00%144.9917286
2030610,0570.87%151.3817286
2035632,8900.74%157.0417185
2040652,3790.61%161.8817187
2045668,0070.47%165.7617187
2050679,3940.34%168.5817188
2055686,0680.20%170.2417092
2060688,1180.06%170.7517094
2065685,648-0.07%170.1417193
2070679,246-0.19%168.5517293
2075669,552-0.29%166.1417394
2080657,787-0.35%163.2217495
2085645,031-0.39%160.0617498
2090631,871-0.41%156.79174101
2095618,308-0.43%153.43175103

Cape Verde Population by Year (Projections)

Cape Verde Population Pyramid 2020

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Cape Verde Median Age

25.4


Total

24.6


Male

26.2


Female

Cape Verde Population by Age

There are 363,887 adults in Cape Verde.

Cape Verde Population Pyramid

Cape Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country comprised of an archipelago of ten volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about 350 miles off the coast of Western Africa. The name Cape Verde has been used for the archipelago in English since its independence from Portugal in 1975.

The last official census in 2013 found the population of Cape Verde was 512,000, with almost half (or 236,000) Cape Verdeans living on the main island of Santiago. Almost 35% of the country's population lives in rural areas, and the capital city Praia has about 25% of Cape Verde's citizens. Cape Verde has a fairly high population density at 124 people per square kilometer, or the 89th highest in the world.

Cape Verde Demographics

Most people of Cape Verde are Creole, or of mixed white and black descent. A genetic study of the country's inhabitants found that the population's ancestry is mostly European in the male line and West African in the female line, with a percentage of 56% African and 44% European.

People from all over the world have settled in the country, including immigrants from South America, Asia and Europe. Most settlers to the area have been Dutch, French, British, Arab, Jewish, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, South American, American and Brazilian. When it was discovered by Portugal in 1456, it was uninhabited. African slaves were then brought to the archipelago to work on plantations. This resulted in Cape Verdeans who were mulattos, or those with mixed African and European origins. Today, Cape Verde's people are very diverse ethnically.

More Cape Verdeans today live abroad rather than in the country itself. There are about 500,000 Cape Verdeans in the United States, particularly on the New England Coast. There are also large populations in Portugal (150,000), Angola (45,000), Sao Tome and Principe (25,000), Senegal (25,000), the Netherlands (20,000), France (25,000), Spain (12,500), Luxembourg (7,000), and elsewhere.

There are about 25,000 immigrants in Cape Verde now, as the country is stable, grants freedoms to its people and has a fairly high per capita income.

About 95% of Cape Verdeans are Christian, and over 85% of the population is Roman Catholic. Cape Verde shares the highest life expectancy in Africa with two other nations at 71 for men and 79 for women.

Cape Verde Population Growth

Cape Verde's growth over the last few years has been fueled by tourism and a stable economy. Between 2011 and 2012 alone, tourism in the country grew 28%, which was more than the world's average of 4%. Cape Verde is expected to continue its steady growth for the next two decades.

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