Saint Kitts and Nevis Population 2020 (Live)

53,199
The current population of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 53,199, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 53,199.

Saint Kitts and Nevis Growth Rate

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population 2020 (Live)

Name 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

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202053,1990.71%204.6121171
201952,8230.73%203.1721171
201852,4410.76%201.7021171
201752,0450.81%200.1721171
201651,6250.82%198.5621170
201551,2030.88%196.9321170
201049,0160.91%188.5221165
200546,8571.23%180.2221264
200044,0740.93%169.5221164
199542,0740.89%161.8221160
199040,259-0.78%154.8421160
198541,866-0.63%161.0220858
198043,205-0.49%166.1720749
197544,272-0.27%170.2820646
197044,883-1.83%172.6320542
196549,214-0.79%189.2820132
196051,1951.09%196.9019529
195548,4921.04%186.5119528
195046,0490.00%177.1119426

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202053,1990.71%204.6121171
202554,7410.57%210.5421172
203055,8320.40%214.7421072
203556,4900.24%217.2721072
204056,7300.08%218.1920974
204556,610-0.04%217.7320874
205056,161-0.16%216.0020876
205555,389-0.28%213.0320978
206054,351-0.38%209.0420978
206553,116-0.46%204.2921182
207051,743-0.52%199.0121384
207550,296-0.57%193.4521388
208048,841-0.58%187.8521388
208547,417-0.59%182.3721389
209046,028-0.59%177.0321390
209544,680-0.59%171.8521391

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population by Year (Projections)

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.

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