Guyana Population 2024 (Live)

818,351

Guyana has experienced rather unstable growth and decline over the last fifty years and it's currently growing very slowly, a trend that will last for some time.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
196,850
The current population of Guyana is 818,351 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 819,594.

Guyana Growth Rate

Guyana Population 2024 (Live)

Guyana Population Clock

Guyana Population (as of 4/10/2024)818,351
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)819,594
Births per Day43
Deaths per Day17
Migrations per Day-11
Net Change per Day15
Population Change Since Jan. 11,515

Components of Population Change

One birth every 33.48 minutes
One death every 84.7 minutes
One emigrant every 130.92 minutes
Net gain of one person every 96 minutes

Guyana Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Georgetown235,017
Linden44,690
New Amsterdam35,039
Anna Regina12,448
Bartica11,157
Skeldon5,859
Rosignol5,782
Mahdia4,200
Vreed-en-Hoop3,073
Mabaruma717

Guyana Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024819,5940.52%4165221
2023813,8340.71%4165221
2020797,202-0.19%4165221
2019798,7531.69%4164221
2018785,5142.92%4164221
2017763,2520.55%4164221
2015755,0310.19%4164220
2010747,932-0.31%4164218
2005759,7090.02%4164218
2000759,0510.19%4160218
1995751,6890.12%4159218
1990747,116-0.67%4159218
1985772,671-0.14%4155217
1980778,1760.86%4153214
1975745,5901.12%4150213
1970705,2611.64%4149212
1965650,2072.6%3148211
1960571,9903.43%3150211
1955483,3162.96%2152212

Guyana Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024819,5940.52%4165221
2025825,0510.69%4165221
2030848,0330.55%4166222
2035863,9170.37%4166223
2040873,6410.22%4166224
2045878,5750.11%4166224
2050878,7460%4167225
2055874,009-0.11%4168225
2060864,034-0.23%4168226
2065848,931-0.35%4169226
2070829,209-0.47%4169226
2075805,261-0.58%4171226
2080777,173-0.71%4172226
2085745,229-0.84%4172228
2090710,015-0.96%4174228
2095672,370-1.08%3175228

Guyana Population by Year (Projections)

Guyana Population Pyramid 2024

Guyana Median Age

27.5

Total

27.2

Male

27.9

Female

Guyana Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Guyana.

Census Years

Year
Date
20222022
201215 September 2012
200215 September 2002
199112 May 1991

Guyana Population Pyramid

Guyana is a sovereign country on the northern coast of South America, and one of the only Caribbean nations that isn't an island. The country was colonized by the Netherlands and then became a British colony for more than 200 years before gaining independence in 1966. It's the third smallest independent state of South America with just 215,000 square kilometers (83,000 sq mi) of land.

Guyana has only one city with a population more than 50,000. The capital, Georgetown, is home to about 240,000, or 355,000 in the metro area, and the next largest city is Linden with 45,000 people. 90% of Guyana's population lives on the coastal strip, which accounts for only 10% of the total land area and is just 40 miles across at its widest point.

Guyana Demographics

Guyana has a very racially, ethnically heterogeneous population originating from India, Africa, China and Europe, as well as many indigenous peoples.

The Indo-Guyanese, or East Indians, are the largest ethnic group at 44% of the population, and they are descendants of indentured laborers from India. The second largest group is the Afro-Guyanese (30%), descendants of African slaves. 17% of the population is of mixed heritage, and the indigenous Amerindians make up 9%. The largest indigenous groups of Guyana are the Arawaks, Wai Wai, Caribs, Akawaio and Arecuna.

For the past three decades, the Indo-Guyanese proportion of the population has continued to decline. In 1980, the Indo-Guyanese accounted for 51.9% of the population, which dropped to 48.6% in 1991 then 43.5% in 2002.

Guyana Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
214,969
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$16.33
GDP (UN '22)
$14.72 Bn

Guyana - General Info

  1. Bureau of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

Sources