Cape Verde Population 2022 (Live)

593,309
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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 593,309 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 593,149.

Cape Verde Growth Rate

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Cape Verde Population 2022 (Live)

Cape Verde Population Clock

Cape Verde Population (as of 9/18/2022)593,309
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)593,149
Births per Day5
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day-1
Net Change per Day2
Population Change Since Jan. 1522

Components of Population Change

One birth every 288 minutes0%
One death every 720 minutes0%
One net migrant every 1440 minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 720 minutes0%

Cape Verde Population Clock

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
1955195,3891.10%48.48169102
1960209,8491.44%52.07169102
1965244,1563.08%60.58168101
1970287,2623.31%71.2816993
1975304,3751.16%75.5316894
1980317,2340.83%78.7217197
1985339,8741.39%84.34173100
1990364,5631.41%90.46173101
1995411,3822.45%102.0817093
2000458,2512.18%113.7116987
2005492,8271.47%122.2916987
2010521,2121.13%129.3317187
2015552,1661.16%137.0117286
2017564,9541.18%140.1917285
2018571,2021.11%141.7417285
2019577,0301.02%143.1817285
2020582,6400.97%144.5817285
2021587,9251.04%145.8917285
2022593,1490.98%147.1817285

Cape Verde Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025610,2090.93%151.4217285
2030638,8400.92%158.5217284
2035666,0350.84%165.2717285
2040690,2880.72%171.2917286
2045710,8700.59%176.3917284
2050727,4570.46%180.5117182
2055739,8040.34%183.5717183
2060747,9610.22%185.6017285
2065751,5060.10%186.4817286
2070749,832-0.04%186.0617387
2075742,980-0.18%184.3617587
2080731,628-0.31%181.5517588
2085717,034-0.40%177.9217588
2090700,778-0.46%173.8917589
2095684,106-0.48%169.7517389
2023598,6820.94%148.5617286
2024604,4610.93%149.9917285

Cape Verde Population by Year (Projections)

Cape Verde Population Pyramid 2022

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Cape Verde Median Age

26.8


Total

25.9


Male

27.6


Female

Cape Verde Population by Age

There are 405,792 people over age 18 in Cape Verde.

Census Years

Year Date
199023 June 1990
200030 June 2000
201030 June 2010
20202020

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.

Cape Verde - General Info

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