|Saint Lucia Population (as of 10/1/2022)||179,857|
|Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)||179,857|
|Births per Day||1|
|Deaths per Day||1|
|Migrations per Day|
|Net Change per Day|
|Population Change Since Jan. 1|
Net decrease of 1 person every Infinity minutes
Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects
|One birth every 1440 minutes|
|One death every 1440 minutes|
|One net migrant every Infinity minutes|
|Net gain of one person every Infinity minutes|
There are 140,007 people over age 18 in Saint Lucia.
The capital and largest city is Castries, with a 2014 population of 70,000, or more than one-third of the total population. Castries is a major tourist destination and a cruise ship port.
St Lucia's population is evenly split between rural and urban areas, despite the high population in Castries. The population is mostly African or of mixed African-European descent, with a small population of Indo-Caribbeans (3%). Afro-Caribbeans account for 68% of the population, followed by mixed (17%) and European (5%).
The official language is English, with Saint Lucian Creole French (called Patwah locally) spoken by 95% of the people. 70% of the population is Roman Catholic, while most of the remaining population belonging to other denominations such as Seventh-day Adventism (7%) and Pentecostalism (6%).
Interestingly, St Lucia has produced the highest ratio of Nobel laureates compared to the total population of any sovereign nation.