Dominica Population 2020 (Live)

71,986

Dominica has a very slow population growth due to high emigration to other countries. Most Dominicans emigrate to the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada and France.

The current population of Dominica is 71,986, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 71,986.

Dominica Growth Rate

Dominica Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Roseau16,571
Portsmouth3,633
Berekua2,608
Saint Joseph2,184
Wesley1,933
Soufriere1,416
Pointe Michel1,202
Colihaut890
Rosalie802
Pont Casse702

Dominica Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202071,9860.25%95.98204115
201971,8080.26%95.74204115
201871,6250.23%95.50204115
201771,4580.21%95.28204114
201671,3070.17%95.08204114
201571,1830.09%94.91204113
201070,8780.08%94.50204108
200570,5890.27%94.12204107
200069,650-0.41%92.87203105
199571,0980.19%94.80202103
199070,419-0.77%93.8920099
198573,201-0.57%97.6019786
198075,3140.88%100.4219581
197572,0940.29%96.1319579
197071,0731.79%94.7619472
196565,0381.62%86.7219275
196060,0111.92%80.0119276
195554,5601.32%72.7519276
195051,1000.00%68.1319074

Dominica Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202071,9860.25%95.98204115
202572,8180.23%97.09204121
203073,2410.12%97.65205123
203573,107-0.04%97.48205124
204072,548-0.15%96.73205126
204571,769-0.22%95.69206129
205070,877-0.25%94.50206133
205569,770-0.31%93.03206137
206068,377-0.40%91.17206140
206566,693-0.50%88.92206140
207064,721-0.60%86.29206141
207562,528-0.69%83.37206144
208060,169-0.77%80.23207148
208557,755-0.82%77.01208151
209055,440-0.81%73.92210152
209553,301-0.78%71.07211153

Dominica Population by Year (Projections)

Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles area of the Caribbean Sea. Dominica has earned the nickname the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its natural beauty, and it was named by Christopher Columbus for the day on which he found it (Sunday, or Dominica in Latin).

Dominica remained isolated for nearly 100 years after it was discovered by Columbus, but more Caribs began to move to the area after they were driven from surrounding islands. France maintained a colony on the island for some time and imported African slaves to the area before it was ceded to Great Britain.

Dominica's population eventually began to grow, although it has remained fairly stagnant for the last four decades. Much of the population is concentrated in the largest city and capital of Roseau, which has 16,500 residents. No other city has more than 5,000 residents.

Dominica Demographics

Most Dominicans are of African descent, with a large mixed population and Indo-Caribbean and East Indian populations. There is still a small group of people of European descent who are descendants of the Irish, British and French colonists, and some Lebanese, Syrians, and Asians.

In 2011 the ethnic breakdown of the country was: black (86.8%), mixed (8.9%), Kalinago (2.9%), European (0.8%), and other (0.7%).

Dominica remains the only Eastern Caribbean country that still has a population of native pre-Columbian Caribs. There are only 3,000 Caribs remaining in the world, and they live in villages on the eastern coast of the island.

Interestingly, Dominica has three times the average number of centenarians of developed countries. This is currently being studied.

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