Saint Kitts and Nevis Population 2024 (Live)

47,837
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
260
The current population of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 47,837 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 47,847.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Growth Rate

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Clock

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population (as of 5/22/2024)47,837
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)47,847
Births per Day2
Deaths per Day1
Migrations per Day0
Net Change per Day0
Population Change Since Jan. 10
  • Net decrease of 1 person every Infinity minutes

  • Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects

Components of Population Change

One birth every 720 minutes
One death every 1440 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every Infinity minutes

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Clock

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Basseterre12,920
Fig Tree2,922
Market Shop2,568
Saint Paul's2,460
Middle Island2,332
Nicola Town2,059
Trinity1,692
Charlestown1,538
Cayon788
Sandy Point Town780

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202447,8470.06%18421274
202347,7550%18421274
202047,642-0.15%18321273
201947,712-0.1%18421273
201847,761-0.05%18421373
201747,785-0.01%18421373
201547,7900.16%18421472
201047,4030.29%18221468
200546,7250.55%18021464
200045,4611.33%17521360
199542,5500.92%16421359
199040,636-0.73%15621359
198542,144-0.45%16221058
198043,097-0.36%16620850
197543,888-0.48%16920745
197044,968-2.87%17320740
196552,016-1.7%20019829
196056,6601.6%21819424
195552,3472.07%20119325

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
202447,8470.06%18421274
202547,9350.12%18421274
203048,2470.13%18621376
203548,2970.02%18621377
204048,067-0.1%18521479
204547,578-0.2%18321481
205046,882-0.29%18021483
205546,055-0.36%17721485
206045,103-0.42%17321490
206544,048-0.47%16921492
207042,896-0.53%16521492
207541,691-0.57%16021592
208040,464-0.6%15621695
208539,263-0.6%15121697
209038,106-0.6%14721698
209536,995-0.59%142216101

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population by Year (Projections)

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Pyramid 2024

Saint Kitts and Nevis Median Age

36.5

Total

36.7

Male

36.3

Female

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Census Years

Year
Date
20212021
201115 May 2011
200114 May 2001
199112 May 1991

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Pyramid

The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, or the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (abbreviated to St Kitts and Nevis) is a two-island nation in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. St Kitts and Nevis has just 261 square kilometers (104 sq mi) of land, which ranks 207th in the world, and a fairly high population density of 164 people per square kilometer (424/sq mi), which is the 64th highest in the world. The largest city and capital is Basseterre, with a population of 15,500. Most of the population lives in St Kitts.

St Kitts and Nevis Demographics

75% of the population of St Kitts and Nevis are of African descent. The next-largest ethnic group is Afro-European (12.3%), followed by mulatto (5.3%), East Indian and Afro-East Indian (5%), South Asian ethnic groups (3%) and other groups (3). Most inhabitants are descendants of West African slaves.

St Kitts and Nevis has a high emigration rate that caused its population to decline for many years.

St Kitts and Nevis History

St Kitts and Nevis was originally settled by Native Americans 5,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. The last wave, the Kalinago, arrived about 300 years before Europeans, who discovered the islands under Christopher Columbus in 1493. An English colony was established, followed by French settlements, and the island was divided. The Kalinago people allowed the colonization of Saint Kitts, although Anglo-French settlers massacred them in 1626 to preempt a plan by the natives to drive foreigners away.

In 1629, the Spanish destroyed the English and French colonies and deported the settlers, although they were allowed to re-establish their colonies later. Saint Kitts eventually became a base for French and English expansion into the Caribbean.

St Kitts and Nevis are separated by just 2 miles of water but they were governed as separate states until the end of the 19th century, when they were united by the British. Relations remain strained between the two islands.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
261
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$1.13
GDP (UN '22)
$979.22 Mn
  1. Statistics Department
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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