Saint Pierre and Miquelon Population 2020

Saint Pierre and Miquelon is an overseas collectivity of France. In other words, it is semi-autonomous but is also an administrative division of France. It has held this status since 2003. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is close to Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Even though it is administered by France, it is over 2,300 miles away from the nearest point of France – the city of Brest. Saint Pierre and Miquelon has a 2020 population of 5,794 according to the latest estimates from the UN's World Population Prospects.

This group of islands has a total area of about 93 square miles. According to the last census taken in 2011, the islands have a population of 6,080 inhabitants, making the population density around 64.7 people per square mile.

The population of the islands reached its peak in the early 1900s, nearing 7,000 inhabitants. However, the population declined significantly between 1902 and 1907. The population continued to fall through the 1920s before staying relatively steady since the 1980s. However, the population has declined slightly during the 21st century. The high emigration rate is attributed to the departure of the younger population seeking out educational and job opportunities.

The capital is Saint-Pierre, which has a population of over 5,400 people. Over three-quarters of the population are native-born, while over 16% were born in France. Inhabitants speak French and have many of the same customs and traditions that are practiced in France. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Population in 2018Source: By Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Official NameSaint Pierre and Miquelon
Languages SpokenFrench
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude46.83, -56.33
Currencies UsedEuro
DemonymFrench
BordersNone
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20205,79448.81%51.21%23.94230-0.48%
20195,82248.71%51.27%24.06230-0.46%
20185,84948.57%51.36%24.17230-0.65%
20175,88748.63%51.33%24.33230-0.79%
20165,93448.65%51.33%24.52230-0.98%
20155,99348.72%51.26%24.76229-1.16%
20106,35349.74%50.39%26.252290.74%
20056,12349.55%50.29%25.30229-0.55%
20006,29450.27%49.79%26.01229-0.31%
19956,39250.59%49.36%26.41229-0.00%
19906,39350.59%49.29%26.422301.20%
19856,02450.48%49.40%24.89230-0.35%
19806,13150.55%49.42%25.332300.41%
19756,00650.60%49.38%24.822301.58%
19705,55250.47%49.51%22.942301.42%
19655,17350.14%49.64%21.382280.80%
19604,97150.07%50.01%20.542270.89%
19554,75550.05%49.82%19.652270.79%
19504,57150.19%49.73%18.892280.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20205,79448.81%51.21%23.942300.00%
20255,72548.86%51.20%23.66230-0.24%
20305,67748.79%51.17%23.46230-0.17%
20355,63448.76%51.17%23.28230-0.15%
20405,56048.79%51.24%22.98230-0.26%
20455,43248.58%51.31%22.45230-0.46%
20505,24748.71%51.48%21.68230-0.69%
20555,05748.67%51.28%20.90230-0.73%
20604,86948.88%51.16%20.12230-0.75%
20654,71249.07%50.89%19.47230-0.65%
20704,58149.40%50.62%18.93230-0.56%
20754,46049.62%50.45%18.43230-0.53%
20804,35949.69%50.38%18.01230-0.46%
20854,26349.75%50.29%17.62230-0.44%
20904,17749.70%50.25%17.26230-0.41%
20954,08249.63%50.37%16.87230-0.46%
  1. Statoids Communes of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  2. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with an official population estimate for 1 January 2012, and the assumed subsequent trend in the growth rate of the population.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer