Niue Population 2020 (Live)

1,626
The current population of Niue is 1,626, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,626.

Niue Growth Rate

Niue Population 2020 (Live)

Niue Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,6260.68%6.25233218
20191,615-0.31%6.21233218
20181,6200.68%6.23233218
20171,609-0.31%6.19233218
20161,614-0.31%6.21233218
20151,6190.01%6.23233218
20101,618-0.78%6.22233217
20051,683-2.39%6.47233216
20001,899-2.59%7.30233214
19952,165-1.45%8.33233209
19902,329-3.05%8.96232206
19852,719-4.39%10.46232197
19803,404-3.06%13.09231187
19753,976-4.99%15.29231176
19705,1350.14%19.75231159
19655,0981.10%19.61229151
19604,8260.56%18.56228148
19554,6940.11%18.05228144
19504,6670.00%17.95227139

Niue Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,6260.68%6.25233218
20251,621-0.06%6.23233218
20301,6640.53%6.40233218
20351,6960.38%6.52233218
20401,7300.40%6.65233219
20451,7520.25%6.74233219
20501,7780.29%6.84233219
20551,7990.24%6.92233220
20601,8160.19%6.98233220
20651,8190.03%7.00233220
20701,8190.00%7.00233220
20751,8190.00%7.00233221
20801,810-0.10%6.96233221
20851,798-0.13%6.92233221
20901,778-0.22%6.84233221
20951,750-0.32%6.73233221

Niue Population by Year (Projections)

Niue is an island located in the Pacific Island, approximately 1,500 miles from New Zealand. The island – which is known as “The Rock” or “the Rock of Polynesia” – is approximately 101 square miles. According to population estimates taken in 2016, the island has about 1,624 inhabitants, giving the island a population density of nearly 14 people per square mile. The capital and the largest village of Niue is Alofi, which has an area of less than 18 square miles and a population of around 1,000 people based on the 2014 census.

Since 1974, Niue has been a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. Since 1994, the independence of the nation has been recognized by the United Nations. However, the country is not a member of the UN. Niuens – or the people of Niue – are considered citizens of New Zealand.

Niue is bilingual, with most people speaking either Niuean or English. Over one-quarter of the population is able to speak both languages. On the island, there are 14 villages. Each village elects its own chairman. Elections are held every three years.

Since 1970, the island’s population has been on the decline. In the 1970s, the population topped 5,000. By 1990, that number dropped to less than half that – just over 2,300 people. The population has continued to drop and currently has a growth rate of -0.03%.

The majority ethnic group on the island is Niuean, with this group making up about 67% of the total population. About 13% of the population is at least part Niuean. The remaining 20% is made up of Europeans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders. The major religion in Niue is Ekalesia Niue, which is a Protestant church. About 67% of the population follows this religion.

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