Guadeloupe Population 2022 (Live)

395,752
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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%.

The current population of Guadeloupe is 395,752 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 395,752.

Guadeloupe Growth Rate

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Guadeloupe Population 2022 (Live)

Guadeloupe Population Clock

Guadeloupe Population (as of 9/18/2022)395,752
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)395,752
Births per Day2
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day
Population Change Since Jan. 1
  • Net decrease of 1 person every Infinity minutes

  • Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects

Components of Population Change

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

Guadeloupe Population Clock

Name 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

Guadeloupe Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955242,5762.42%143.5416436
1960276,9762.69%163.8916435
1965303,4381.84%179.5516534
1970318,3100.96%188.3516433
1975324,8780.41%192.2416638
1980334,2340.57%197.7716642
1985357,8441.38%211.7417044
1990391,9511.84%231.9216946
1995413,9351.10%244.9316946
2000424,0670.48%250.9317449
2005403,233-1.00%238.6017452
2010403,072-0.01%238.5017553
2015399,089-0.20%236.1517754
2017397,022-0.21%234.9217857
2018396,262-0.19%234.4717860
2019395,485-0.20%234.0117860
2020395,6420.04%234.1117859
2021396,051-0.09%234.3517957
2022395,752-0.06%234.1717960

Guadeloupe Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025396,8740.06%234.8417964
2030399,7280.14%236.5318065
2035401,5860.09%237.6218265
2040400,550-0.05%237.0118367
2045396,050-0.23%234.3518367
2050388,861-0.37%230.1018369
2055380,458-0.44%225.1218472
2060372,469-0.42%220.4018473
2065365,697-0.37%216.3918674
2070360,067-0.31%213.0618677
2075355,029-0.28%210.0818678
2080349,821-0.29%206.9918678
2085343,820-0.35%203.4418679
2090336,589-0.42%199.1718681
2095328,121-0.51%194.1518682
2023395,839-0.02%234.2217961
2024396,3460.04%234.5217964

Guadeloupe Population by Year (Projections)

Guadeloupe Population Pyramid 2022

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Guadeloupe Population by Age

There are 307,395 people over age 18 in Guadeloupe.

Census Years

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

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 - General Info

  1. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames

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