Saint Lucia Population 2024 (Live)

180,687

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
610
The current population of Saint Lucia is 180,687 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 180,805.

Saint Lucia Growth Rate

Saint Lucia Population 2024 (Live)

Saint Lucia Population Clock

Saint Lucia Population (as of 4/10/2024)180,687
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)180,805
Births per Day5
Deaths per Day4
Migrations per Day0
Net Change per Day1
Population Change Since Jan. 1101

Components of Population Change

One birth every 288 minutes
One death every 360 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes

Saint Lucia Population Clock

City
2024 Population
Castries20,000
Bisee12,980
Vieux Fort4,574
Micoud3,406
Soufriere2,918
Dennery2,870
Gros Islet2,362
Anse La Raye1,256
Laborie1,131
Choiseul346

Saint Lucia Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024180,8050.25%29619146
2023180,2510.26%29519146
2020179,2370.37%29419146
2019178,5830.39%29319145
2018177,8880.41%29219145
2017177,1630.43%29019045
2015175,6230.54%28819045
2010170,9350.66%28019047
2005165,3860.73%27118947
2000159,5000.92%26118945
1995152,3481.37%25018745
1990142,3011.4%23318845
1985132,7511.76%21818842
1980121,6331.75%19918641
1975111,4971.58%18318644
1970103,0901.22%16918644
196597,0241.15%15918540
196091,6140.7%15018138
195588,4630.4%14517934

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024180,8050.25%29619146
2025181,3100.23%29719146
2030183,2740.22%30019148
2035183,9270.07%30219250
2040183,155-0.08%30019251
2045181,055-0.23%29719250
2050177,856-0.36%29219352
2055173,836-0.46%28519356
2060169,137-0.55%27719355
2065163,879-0.63%26919358
2070158,090-0.72%25919363
2075151,839-0.8%24919366
2080145,283-0.88%23819470
2085138,701-0.92%22719473
2090132,452-0.92%21719574
2095126,695-0.89%20819576

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Projections)

Saint Lucia Population Pyramid 2024

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

Year
Date
20202020
201010 May 2010
200122 May 2001
199112 May 1991

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 Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
616
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$2.47
GDP (UN '22)
$2.17 Bn

Saint Lucia - General Info

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