Guyana Population 2020

785,573

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's 2020 population is estimated at 786,552, an increase from the 2013 estimate of 800,000, which ranks 164th in the world.

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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 34 minutes
One death every 90 minutes
One net migrant every 96 minutes
Net gain of one person every 131 minutes

Guyana Population in 2018Source: Dimention3d at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Guyana Population Pyramid 2020

Guyana Population by Age

There are 518,775 adults in Guyana.

Census Years

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

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.

Official NameCo-operative Republic of Guyana
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude5.00, -59.00
Currencies UsedGuyana Dollar
DemonymGuyanese
BordersBrazil
Suriname
Venezuela
Name Population Location
Georgetown235,017Map
Linden44,690Map
New Amsterdam35,039Map
Anna Regina12,448Map
Bartica11,157Map
Skeldon5,859Map
Rosignol5,782Map
Mahdia4,200Map
Vreed-en-Hoop3,073Map
Mabaruma717Map
Lethem716Map

Guyana Population Clock

The population of Guyana (as of 4/2/2020)?785,573
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)786,552
Births Per Day42
Deaths Per Day16
Net Migrations Per Day-15
Net Change Per Day11
Population Change Since January 1st1,023

Guyana Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 785,629

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020786,55250.29%49.71%3.661640.48%
2019782,76650.24%49.76%3.641640.48%
2018779,00650.19%49.81%3.621640.49%
2017775,22250.14%49.86%3.611640.50%
2016771,36850.07%49.92%3.591640.51%
2015767,43250.00%50.00%3.571640.48%
2010749,43649.63%50.37%3.491630.09%
2005746,16350.11%49.89%3.47163-0.01%
2000746,71549.83%50.17%3.47158-0.39%
1995761,29149.23%50.77%3.541580.48%
1990743,30949.34%50.66%3.46156-0.71%
1985770,43550.20%49.80%3.58153-0.25%
1980780,15350.34%49.66%3.631520.90%
1975745,84150.30%49.70%3.471501.13%
1970704,93450.19%49.81%3.281501.58%
1965651,86850.35%49.65%3.031472.66%
1960571,81950.10%49.90%2.661493.45%
1955482,55549.81%50.19%2.241513.49%
1950406,55949.62%50.38%1.891530.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020786,55250.29%49.71%3.661640.00%
2025804,95650.46%49.53%3.741650.46%
2030821,59050.49%49.51%3.821660.41%
2035831,87350.45%49.55%3.871660.25%
2040835,32650.41%49.59%3.891670.08%
2045832,81550.39%49.61%3.87167-0.06%
2050824,95750.39%49.61%3.84168-0.19%
2055812,32750.40%49.60%3.78168-0.31%
2060795,09750.41%49.59%3.70169-0.43%
2065773,86150.43%49.57%3.60169-0.54%
2070748,86550.44%49.56%3.48169-0.65%
2075720,15750.46%49.54%3.35171-0.78%
2080687,84950.49%49.51%3.20171-0.91%
2085652,02350.55%49.45%3.03173-1.06%
2090613,31550.64%49.36%2.85176-1.22%
2095572,55850.79%49.21%2.66176-1.37%
  1. Bureau of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1970, 1980, 1991, 2002 and 2012 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer