Saint Lucia Population 2022 (Live)

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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 179,857 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 179,857.

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Saint Lucia Population 2022 (Live)

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Saint Lucia Population (as of 10/1/2022)179,857
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)179,857
Births per Day1
Deaths per Day1
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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

Components of Population Change

One birth every 1440 minutes0%
One death every 1440 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
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Saint Lucia Population by Year (Historical)

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Saint Lucia Population Pyramid 2022


Saint Lucia Median Age







Saint Lucia Population by Age

There are 140,007 people over age 18 in Saint Lucia.

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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