|Saint Lucia Population (as of 1/27/2023)||180,010|
|Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)||180,251|
|Births per Day||6|
|Deaths per Day||4|
|Migrations per Day|
|Net Change per Day||2|
|Population Change Since Jan. 1||52|
Net increase of 1 person every 720 minutes
Population estimates based on interpolation of data from World Population Prospects
|One birth every 240 minutes|
|One death every 360 minutes|
|One immigrant every Infinity minutes|
|Net gain of one person every 720 minutes|
There are 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.