Mauritius Population 2020 (Live)

1,271,993

Mauritius is a popular tourist destination and its population remains fairly stable as the island nation has limited room for growth. The population growth rate is currently 0.4% per year.

The current population of Mauritius is 1,271,993, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,271,768.

Mauritius Growth Rate

Mauritius Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Port Louis155,226
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill111,355
Vacoas110,000
Curepipe84,200
Quatre Bornes80,961
Triolet23,269
Goodlands20,910
Centre de Flacq17,710
Bel Air Riviere Seche17,671
Mahebourg17,042

Mauritius Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,271,7680.17%626.4915719
20191,269,6680.20%625.4515719
20181,267,1850.21%624.2315719
20171,264,4990.21%622.9115519
20161,261,8650.19%621.6115519
20151,259,4560.18%620.4215519
20101,247,9550.42%614.7615417
20051,222,0030.61%601.9715316
20001,185,1450.98%583.8215315
19951,128,6731.34%556.0015015
19901,055,8680.78%520.1315016
19851,015,7621.01%500.3815015
1980966,0311.60%475.8814913
1975892,2111.54%439.5114713
1970826,4411.87%407.1114512
1965753,2852.68%371.0814511
1960660,0232.95%325.1314512
1955570,6482.96%281.1114613
1950493,2550.00%242.9814715

Mauritius Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,271,7680.17%626.4915719
20251,276,6430.08%628.8915718
20301,274,041-0.04%627.6115919
20351,263,821-0.16%622.5715821
20401,244,869-0.30%613.2415923
20451,217,855-0.44%599.9316023
20501,185,529-0.54%584.0016124
20551,151,009-0.59%567.0016124
20601,116,227-0.61%549.8716128
20651,081,283-0.63%532.6516330
20701,045,565-0.67%515.0616334
20751,008,572-0.72%496.8316336
2080970,209-0.77%477.9416337
2085931,497-0.81%458.8716537
2090893,775-0.82%440.2816738
2095858,618-0.80%422.9616938

Mauritius Population by Year (Projections)

Mauritius Population Pyramid 2020

Mauritius Median Age

35.3


Total

34.2


Male

36.3


Female

Mauritius Population by Age

There are 993,068 adults in Mauritius.

Mauritius Population Pyramid

Mauritius Demographics

There is no information available about the ethnicity of Mauritius as questions related to ethnicity were removed from the census. The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, however. Most Mauritians are multilingual, speaking English, French, Creole and Asian languages.

Mauritius was discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1507, who found no native inhabitants. The Dutch settled the island in the mid-17th century and abandoned it later at the beginning of the 18th century. The island then became a French colony and was renamed Isle de France before the British took control in the early 19th century. It remained under British rule until 1968. Some inhabitants of Mauritius today are descendants of French and British inhabitants. There are also populations of Indian descent (Indo-Mauritian), Creoles, Sino-Mauritians, Franco-Mauritians and Chinese.

Mauritius is religiously diverse with no majority religion. 49% of the population are Hindus, followed by Christians (32%), Muslims (17%), and Buddhists (0.4%).

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