Guyana Population 2023 (Live)

811,342

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.

The current population of Guyana is 811,342 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 813,834.

Guyana Growth Rate

Guyana Population 2023 (Live)

Guyana Population Clock

Guyana Population (as of 1/27/2023)811,342
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)813,834
Births per Day44
Deaths per Day17
Migrations per Day-11
Net Change per Day16
Population Change Since Jan. 1432

Components of Population Change

One birth every 33 minutes
One death every 85 minutes
One emigrant every 131 minutes
Net gain of one person every 90 minutes

Guyana Population Clock

Guyana Population Density Map

Guyana Population by Year (Historical)

Guyana Population by Year (Projections)

Guyana Population Pyramid 2023

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

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 - General Info

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

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