Saint Lucia Population 2020

183,449

St Lucia, or Saint Lucia, is a sovereign island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and located north/northeast of Saint Vincent and south of Martinique. In 2020, St Lucia has an estimated population of 183,627, which ranks 189th in the world.

St Lucia's population of 183,627 compares to the 2009 census of 173,700. Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world (617 square kilometers or 238 square miles) and ranking 191st, St Lucia has a fairly high population density of 298 people per square kilometer, which ranks 41st.

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.

Components of Population Change

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

Saint Lucia Population in 2018Source: By Gzdavidwong at Chinese Wikipedia (Transferred from zh.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Saint Lucia Population Pyramid 2020

Saint Lucia Population by Age

There are 141,615 adults in Saint Lucia.

Census Years

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

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.

Official NameSaint Lucia
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13.88, -60.97
Currencies UsedEast Caribbean Dollar
DemonymSaint Lucian
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Castries20,000Map
Bisee12,980Map
Vieux Fort4,574Map
Micoud3,406Map
Soufriere2,918Map
Dennery2,870Map
Gros Islet2,362Map
Anse La Raye1,256Map
Laborie1,131Map
Choiseul346Map

Saint Lucia Population Clock

The population of Saint Lucia (as of 4/2/2020)?183,449
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)183,627
Births Per Day6
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day2
Population Change Since January 1st186

Saint Lucia Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 183,423

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020183,62749.24%50.76%298.101890.46%
2019182,79049.25%50.75%296.741890.50%
2018181,88949.25%50.75%295.271890.52%
2017180,95449.25%50.75%293.761890.52%
2016180,02449.25%50.76%292.251890.50%
2015179,12649.25%50.76%290.791890.57%
2010174,08549.22%50.79%282.611891.27%
2005163,41749.04%50.96%265.291880.84%
2000156,72949.05%50.95%254.431871.31%
1995146,87049.06%50.94%238.431861.25%
1990138,02049.12%50.88%224.061881.80%
1985126,24449.07%50.93%204.941881.39%
1980117,82248.94%51.06%191.271871.45%
1975109,62748.47%51.54%177.971861.06%
1970104,01548.13%51.87%168.861861.59%
196596,13448.10%51.91%156.061831.40%
196089,69748.12%51.88%145.611820.73%
195586,47750.06%49.93%140.381780.88%
195082,78449.28%50.72%134.391760.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
2020183,62749.24%50.76%298.101890.00%
2025186,92049.20%50.80%303.441890.36%
2030188,73849.16%50.84%306.391890.19%
2035189,05649.11%50.88%306.911900.03%
2040187,94449.07%50.93%305.10191-0.12%
2045185,58949.04%50.96%301.28191-0.25%
2050182,12949.03%50.97%295.66191-0.38%
2055177,71949.05%50.95%288.50192-0.49%
2060172,51649.10%50.90%280.06193-0.59%
2065166,74849.18%50.83%270.69193-0.68%
2070160,52349.28%50.72%260.59193-0.76%
2075153,91749.40%50.60%249.87193-0.84%
2080147,04649.53%50.48%238.71193-0.91%
2085140,12249.65%50.35%227.47194-0.96%
2090133,48449.75%50.25%216.69194-0.97%
2095127,43849.82%50.19%206.88194-0.92%
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    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1951, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2001 and 2010 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

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