Curaçao Population 2020 (Live)

164,007

Since 1950 Curaçao has seen a 60% population rise, taking the island from 100,000 people up to 162,500 as of 2019. It is projected that 2095 could see growth to up to as many as 189,000 people.

Curacao is an island located in the Caribbean. It is classified as a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was established in 2010 following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. This island is about 171 square miles and has a population estimated to be 160,012. Curacao has a population density of over 932 inhabitants per square mile.

The capital of this country is Willemstad. Willemstad was once the capital of the Netherlands Antilles prior to its dissolution. In addition to being the capital, this is also the most populous city with a population of about 150,000 inhabitants.

Curacao is a polyglot. In other words, more than one language is spoken. The official languages of Curacao are English, Papiamentu, and Dutch. Dutch is the only language used for legal and administrative purposes. Most inhabitants speak at least two of the official languages.

When it comes to ethnicity, the largest ethnic group is of Black African descent. However, you can also find minority populations of Latin American, French, Dutch, Asian, Portuguese, and Levantine throughout Curacao.

Nearly three-quarters of the population is Roman Catholic. There are also smaller groups of Protestants, Adventists, Evangelicals, and other religions.

This nation has a well-developed economy and a high standard of living. It has one of the highest nominal GDPs per capita in the world. There are many different industries that contribute to the strong economy. Tourism is one, although this nation is less-dependent on tourism than other countries in the Caribbean. Still, over 600,000 cruise passengers alone traveled to Curacao in 2013. The tourism industry is expected to continue growing, especially with the upgrades made to Hato International Airport.

The current population of Curaçao is 164,007, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 164,093.

Curaçao Growth Rate

Curaçao Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Willemstad125,000
Sint Michiel Liber5,138

Curaçao Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020164,0930.41%369.5819234
2019163,4240.41%368.0719234
2018162,7520.47%366.5619234
2017161,9970.59%364.8619234
2016161,0520.75%362.7319235
2015159,8471.39%360.0219235
2010149,1922.77%336.0219237
2005130,130-0.31%293.0919243
2000132,140-1.69%297.6119237
1995143,882-0.38%324.0618830
1990146,670-0.50%330.3418527
1985150,3770.32%338.6918522
1980147,996-0.30%333.3218322
1975150,2580.91%338.4218018
1970143,6341.42%323.5017718
1965133,8781.07%301.5317617
1960126,9411.66%285.9017317
1955116,9163.14%263.3217315
1950100,1790.00%225.6317417

Curaçao Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020164,0930.41%369.5819234
2025167,6870.43%377.6719235
2030170,7040.36%384.4719235
2035173,0590.27%389.7719236
2040174,6410.18%393.3419238
2045175,4850.10%395.2419241
2050175,7220.03%395.7719343
2055175,710-0.00%395.7419343
2060175,7660.01%395.8719243
2065176,0910.04%396.6019243
2070176,6070.06%397.7619241
2075177,0530.05%398.7719242
2080177,2350.02%399.1819242
2085177,012-0.03%398.6819242
2090176,477-0.06%397.4719241
2095175,766-0.08%395.8719142

Curaçao Population by Year (Projections)

Curaçao Population Pyramid 2020

Curaçao Population by Age

There are 126,461 adults in Curaçao.

Curaçao Population Pyramid

Curaçao Population Clock

The population of Curaçao (as of 5/19/2020)?164,007
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)164,093
Births Per Day5
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day1
Net Change Per Day2
Population Change Since January 1st278

Curaçao Population Estimator

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Estimate as of May 19th 2020 is: 164,016

Components of Population Change

One birth every 288 minutes
One death every 360 minutes
One net migrant every 1440 minutes
Net gain of one person every 720 minutes

Curaçao is an island located in the Dutch Caribbean region of the Caribbean Sea, roughly 40 miles north of the Venezuelan coastline. It is a constituent country of the Netherlands.

Sailors during the 16th and 17th centuries on long voyages would often come down with scurvy. Legend has it that the island which was to become Curaço became a sanctuary for ill sailors, and when their ships returned, as a result no doubt from the Vitamin C-rich fruit found on the island, they had fully recovered from their scurvy. From then on the Portuguese referred to the island as Ilha da Curação (Island of Healing).

Demographics

The racial and ethnic composition of Salinas is estimated as:

  • 75.4% Curaçaoan
  • 6% Dutch
  • 3.6% Dominican
  • 3% Colombian
  • 1.2% Surinamese
  • 1.2% Haitian
  • 1.1% Aruban
  • 1.1% Venezuelan
  • 0.9% Unspecified
  • 5% Other

After the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the entire indigenous population was deported to Hispaniola as slaves.

Curaçao is also home to the oldest continuously inhabited Jewish community in the Western Hemisphere. The 1500s saw the fleeing of many Sephardic Jews from their native Spain and Portugal and many wound up in Curaçao. About 73% of people in Curaçao are Roman Catholic but other major religions include Pentecostal (6.6%), Protestant (3.2%), Adventist (3%), Jehovah's Witness (2%), and Evangelical (1.9%).

History

The first European records of the island came from Spanish explorers in 1499. Previous to this, the Arawak peoples indigenous to South America and the Caribbean had inhabited the island. Most of the Arawak were enslaved by the Spanish and many were forcibly relocated to other colonies. After the Netherlands earned its independence from Spain in the 1630s, Dutch colonists flocked to the island, while major powers in Europe were attempting to establish bases in the Caribbean.

During the 1800s and 1900s, ownership of the island went back and forth several times between the Dutch, French, and British. Stable Dutch rule was regained when the Napoleonic wars ended in 1815, when the island was incorporated.

After a failed attempt in 2006, the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in October of 2010 saw Curaçao become its own county within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

About Curaçao

  1. Central Bureau of Statistics Curaçao
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960, 1972, 1981, 1992, 2001 and 2011 censuses, with official estimates of poulation through 2016 and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer