Saint Barthélemy Population 2020 (Live)

9,877
The current population of Saint Barthélemy is 9,877, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 9,877.

Saint Barthélemy Growth Rate

Saint Barthélemy Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Gustavia5,988

Saint Barthélemy Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20209,8770.30%470.3322826
20199,8470.32%468.9022826
20189,8160.33%467.4322826
20179,7840.37%465.9022826
20169,7480.57%464.1922826
20159,6930.97%461.5722825
20109,2341.54%439.7122825
20058,5532.86%407.2922826
20007,4273.13%353.6722828
19956,3673.58%303.1923033
19905,3399.65%254.2423139
19853,3681.79%160.3823159
19803,0823.38%146.7623259
19752,6102.18%124.2923263
19702,343-0.33%111.5723266
19652,3820.67%113.4323258
19602,3040.52%109.7123252
19552,2452.32%106.9023151
19502,0020.00%95.3323253

Saint Barthélemy Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20209,8770.30%470.3322826
202510,0540.36%478.7622829
203010,2260.34%486.9522829
203510,3890.32%494.7122729
204010,5560.32%502.6722731
204510,7000.27%509.5222730
205010,8310.24%515.7622630
205510,8940.12%518.7622631
206010,9180.04%519.9022631
206510,906-0.02%519.3322632
207010,864-0.08%517.3322633
207510,795-0.13%514.0522634
208010,692-0.19%509.1422634
208510,582-0.21%503.9022633
209010,442-0.27%497.2422634
209510,300-0.27%490.4822634

Saint Barthélemy Population by Year (Projections)

Saint Barthélemy, officially Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy, is a French overseas collectivity in the Caribbean located southeast of Sint Maarten. It is often abbreviated to St. Barths or St. Barts. The island has an area of just 25 square kilometers (9.7 square miles) and a population of about 10,000 people. Its population density is 392 persons per square kilometer (1,015.3/square mile).

Saint Barthélemy Demographics

Residents of Saint Barthélemy are known as Saint-Barthélemois and are French citizens. About 3,000 residents are Portuguese immigrants and there is a small population of Anglophones on the island.

French is the native tongue of the island’s population and the main language. The Saint Barthélemy French dialect, which is related to Quebec French, is spoken by several hundred people on the leeward side of the island and Créole French is spoken on the windward side of the island. English is spoken and understood in some tourist locations.

Saint Barthélemy History

Before European settlement, the island was often visited by Eastern Caribbean Taíno and Arawak people. Due to the island’s poor water sources and soil, it was not permanently inhabited until about hundreds of years after Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1493.

The island was settled by the French in 1648, led by Jacques Gentes. The island was abandoned in the 18th century after it proved to be economically unsuccessful and was at risk of pirate activity. The island was traded to Sweden in 1784, which had significantly more success with the island. Under Swedish rule, slavery existed and then was abolished, with the last slaves granted freedom in 1847. Sweden gave the island back to France in 1878.

On March 19, 1946, the island’s inhabitants became French citizens with full rights. Tourism began on the island during the 1960s and 1970s and has since developed into a luxury destination.

The island became an Overseas Collectivity in 2007. The island has a certain degree of autonomy, including a senator representing the island in Paris. Saint Bathélemy left the EU in 2012 and became an Overseas Country or Territory (OCT).

About Saint Barthélemy

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer