Saint Lucia Population 2023 (Live)

180,010

While St Lucia does have a high emigration rate, its population continues to grow steadily at about 1.2% per year. Many people migrate from the nation to Anglophone countries, particularly the United Kingdom (with 10,000 Saint Lucian-born residents) and the United States.

The current population of Saint Lucia is 180,010 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 180,251.

Saint Lucia Growth Rate

Saint Lucia Population 2023 (Live)

Saint Lucia Population Clock

Saint Lucia Population (as of 1/27/2023)180,010
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)180,251
Births per Day6
Deaths per Day4
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day2
Population Change Since Jan. 152

Components of Population Change

One birth every 240 minutes
One death every 360 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 720 minutes

Saint Lucia Population Clock

Saint Lucia Population Density Map

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Historical)

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Projections)

Saint Lucia Population Pyramid 2023

Saint Lucia Median Age

36.9

Total

35.7

Male

38

Female

Saint Lucia Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Saint Lucia.

Census Years

Saint Lucia Population Pyramid

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 Demographics

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.

Saint Lucia - General Info

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