Guadeloupe Population 2024 (Live)

396,328

Since 2010, Guadeloupe has actually started to see a decline in population. After having more than doubled in the 60 years preceding 2010 from 210,003 to 450,718, it has since fallen by 0.43% to 448,798. It's projected that this decline will continue, and by the end of the 21st century Guadeloupe could see a population size akin to what it was around 30 years ago, with a potential decline of 22.04%.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
1,628
The current population of Guadeloupe is 396,328 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 396,346.

Guadeloupe Growth Rate

Guadeloupe Population Clock

Guadeloupe Population (as of 6/18/2024)396,328
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)396,346
Births per Day13
Deaths per Day9
Migrations per Day-2
Net Change per Day1
Population Change Since Jan. 1169

Components of Population Change

One birth every 110.77 minutes
One death every 160 minutes
One emigrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Guadeloupe Population Clock

Guadeloupe Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Les Abymes63,058
Baie-Mahault30,551
Le Gosier28,698
Petit-Bourg24,994
Sainte-Anne22,859
Le Moule22,692
Sainte-Rose20,192
Capesterre-Belle-Eau19,821
Pointe-a-Pitre18,264
Lamentin14,891

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024396,3460.04%23517964
2023395,839-0.02%23417961
2020395,6420.04%23417859
2019395,485-0.2%23417860
2018396,262-0.19%23417860
2017397,022-0.21%23517857
2015399,089-0.2%23617754
2010403,072-0.01%23917553
2005403,233-1%23917452
2000424,0670.48%25117449
1995413,9351.1%24516946
1990391,9511.84%23216946
1985357,8441.38%21217044
1980334,2340.57%19816642
1975324,8780.41%19216638
1970318,3100.96%18816433
1965303,4381.84%18016534
1960276,9762.69%16416435
1955242,5762.42%14416436

Guadeloupe Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024396,3460.04%23517964
2025396,8740.06%23517964
2030399,7280.14%23718065
2035401,5860.09%23818265
2040400,550-0.05%23718367
2045396,050-0.23%23418367
2050388,861-0.37%23018369
2055380,458-0.44%22518472
2060372,469-0.42%22018473
2065365,697-0.37%21618674
2070360,067-0.31%21318677
2075355,029-0.28%21018678
2080349,821-0.29%20718678
2085343,820-0.35%20318679
2090336,589-0.42%19918681
2095328,121-0.51%19418682

Guadeloupe Population by Year (Projections)

Guadeloupe Population Pyramid 2024

Guadeloupe Median Age

2.06

Total

1.312

Male

2.138

Female

Guadeloupe Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Guadeloupe.

Census Years

Year
Date
20151 January 2015
20061 January 2006
19998 March 1999
199015 March 1990

Guadeloupe Population Pyramid

Guadeloupe is a French-owned region in the Caribbean consisting of six islands: La Désirade, Grande-Terre, the Îles des Saintes, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, as well as many other outcroppings and uninhabited islands. Its top three cities are Les Abymes (pop: 55,000), Baie-Mahault (31,000), and Le Gosier (27,000). As of 2019, Guadeloupe has a population of 448,869.

Demographics

Because French censuses do not keep a record of its population's ethnicity, estimates of the percentages of Guadeloupe ethnic composition can vary. Most Guadeloupians are primarily of African heritage, mixed with some French ancestry. The CIA’s World Factbook in 2006 estimated the ethnic composition of Guadeloupe as:

  • 75% Black/Mulatto
  • 11% White
  • 9% Tamil/East Indian
  • 3% Lebanese/Syrian
  • 2% Chinese/Other

There are also a small number of immigrants from other Caribbean islands such as Dominica and Haiti.

French is the official language of Guadeloupe. There is, however, a local Creole dialect, Patois, which is also widely used.

History

Venezuelan Arawak Indians were the first to settle on Guadeloupe around 300 BCE. The majority of the Arawak were, however, pushed out around the time of the 8th century by Carib Indians, also from Venezuela.

In 1493, on his second voyage to the Americas, Christopher Columbus discovered the island, naming it “Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura.” Due to two failed attempts in the 1500s to settle on the islands, the Spanish abandoned Guadeloupe. These failures are attributed to the Caribs' fierceness. At the time, the Caribs were the dominant group in the Caribbean, which is named for them. In 1635, the French took Guadeloupe, driving away most of the Caribs Indians after a great loss of life caused by European infectious diseases. By the end of the 17th century, Guadeloupe had been annexed to France.

Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, the island fell into the hands of the British. It returned back to French hands when France agreed to forfeit its claims in Canada in return for control of the islands, only to lose it again to the British twice, and briefly to Sweden in 1813. French control was finally returned for good in 1815 at the signing of the Treaty of Vienna.

Guadeloupe Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
1,628
2024 Growth Rate
  1. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames

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