Montserrat Population 2020 (Live)

4,992
The current population of Montserrat is 4,992, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 4,992.

Montserrat Growth Rate

Montserrat Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Brades1,000

Montserrat Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20204,9920.06%49.92231160
20194,989-0.08%49.89231159
20184,9930.18%49.93231159
20174,9840.06%49.84231156
20164,9810.28%49.81231156
20154,9670.28%49.67231155
20104,8990.26%48.99231153
20054,835-0.38%48.35231150
20004,929-12.93%49.29231147
19959,848-1.49%98.4822798
199010,615-0.33%106.1522586
198510,792-1.45%107.9222480
198011,6070.05%116.0722070
197511,5800.08%115.8021969
197011,534-0.33%115.3421862
196511,726-0.39%117.2621655
196011,957-3.43%119.5721649
195514,2331.03%142.3321336
195013,5190.00%135.1921335

Montserrat Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20204,9920.06%49.92231160
20254,895-0.39%48.95231163
20304,763-0.55%47.63231167
20354,620-0.61%46.20231169
20404,479-0.62%44.79231173
20454,323-0.71%43.23231178
20504,153-0.80%41.53231181
20553,973-0.88%39.73231183
20603,800-0.89%38.00231185
20653,636-0.88%36.36231188
20703,503-0.74%35.03231190
20753,380-0.71%33.80231190
20803,271-0.65%32.71231190
20853,169-0.63%31.69231191
20903,066-0.66%30.66231192
20952,966-0.66%29.66231193

Montserrat Population by Year (Projections)

Montserrat is an island located in the Caribbean. It is a British Overseas Territory and has been ruled by the British since 1783. The island is part of the Leeward Islands located in the West Indies. Because of its resemblance to Ireland and its Irish inhabitants, this island has been nicknamed “The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.”

The total area of the island is about 39 square miles. According to the 2019 census, there are 5,215 people living on the island. This gives Montserrat a population density of about 114 people per square mile.

The population has grown in recent years after a steep decline during the 1990s. Less than 1,200 inhabitants lived in Montserrat in the late 90s following the eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano. In 1995, the population was recorded as 13,000. Currently, the population growth rate is nearly 7%.

The largest town in Montserrat is Brades, which also serves as the de facto capital – a title its held since 1998. Previously, the capital was Plymouth, but this town was buried following the volcanic eruptions of the 1990s. There are roughly 1,000 people residing in Brades.

Most people in Montserrat are Protestant. Other religions practiced on the island include Catholicism and Rastafarian. People of African-Irish descent make up the largest ethnic group and account for over 88% of the population. Other ethnicities include Hispanic, East Indian, and mixed.

The majority of Montserratians live in non-urban areas. United Nations estimates show that over 90% of the population of this island lives in non-urban areas.

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