Saint Lucia Population 2020 (Live)

183,717

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 183,717, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 183,627.

Saint Lucia Growth Rate

Saint Lucia Population 2020 (Live)

Name 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

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020183,6270.46%301.0318946
2019182,7900.50%299.6618946
2018181,8890.52%298.1818947
2017180,9540.52%296.6518947
2016180,0240.50%295.1218947
2015179,1260.57%293.6518947
2010174,0851.27%285.3918946
2005163,4170.84%267.9018849
2000156,7291.31%256.9318748
1995146,8701.25%240.7718647
1990138,0201.80%226.2618848
1985126,2441.39%206.9618845
1980117,8221.45%193.1518743
1975109,6271.06%179.7218643
1970104,0151.59%170.5218643
196596,1341.40%157.6018340
196089,6970.73%147.0418240
195586,4770.88%141.7717838
195082,7840.00%135.7117634

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020183,6270.46%301.0318946
2025186,9200.36%306.4318947
2030188,7380.19%309.4118948
2035189,0560.03%309.9319051
2040187,944-0.12%308.1019153
2045185,589-0.25%304.2419152
2050182,129-0.38%298.5719155
2055177,719-0.49%291.3419256
2060172,516-0.59%282.8119356
2065166,748-0.68%273.3619358
2070160,523-0.76%263.1519360
2075153,917-0.84%252.3219365
2080147,046-0.91%241.0619369
2085140,122-0.96%229.7119470
2090133,484-0.97%218.8319471
2095127,438-0.92%208.9119475

Saint Lucia Population by Year (Projections)

Saint Lucia Population Pyramid 2020

Saint Lucia Median Age

34.8


Total

33.7


Male

36


Female

Saint Lucia Population by Age

There are 141,615 adults in Saint Lucia.

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.

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