Guyana Population 2020 (Live)

787,047

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 787,047, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 786,552.

Guyana Growth Rate

Guyana Population 2020 (Live)

Name 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

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020786,5520.48%4.00164222
2019782,7660.48%3.98164222
2018779,0060.49%3.96164222
2017775,2220.50%3.94164221
2016771,3680.51%3.92164221
2015767,4320.48%3.90164221
2010749,4360.09%3.81163219
2005746,163-0.01%3.79163219
2000746,715-0.39%3.79158219
1995761,2910.48%3.87158219
1990743,309-0.71%3.78156218
1985770,435-0.25%3.91153218
1980780,1530.90%3.96152215
1975745,8411.14%3.79150214
1970704,9341.58%3.58150212
1965651,8682.66%3.31147212
1960571,8193.45%2.90149212
1955482,5553.49%2.45151212
1950406,5590.00%2.07153213

Guyana Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020786,5520.48%4.00164222
2025804,9560.46%4.09165224
2030821,5900.41%4.17166224
2035831,8730.25%4.23166224
2040835,3260.08%4.24167226
2045832,815-0.06%4.23167226
2050824,957-0.19%4.19168227
2055812,327-0.31%4.13168227
2060795,097-0.43%4.04169228
2065773,861-0.54%3.93169228
2070748,865-0.66%3.80169228
2075720,157-0.78%3.66171229
2080687,849-0.91%3.49171229
2085652,023-1.06%3.31173230
2090613,315-1.22%3.12176230
2095572,558-1.37%2.91176230

Guyana Population by Year (Projections)

Guyana Population Pyramid 2020

Guyana Median Age

26.2


Total

25.9


Male

26.6


Female

Guyana Population by Age

There are 518,775 adults in Guyana.

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.

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