Suriname Population 2024 (Live)

628,198
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
156,000
The current population of Suriname is 628,198 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 628,785.

Suriname Growth Rate

Suriname Population Clock

Suriname Population (as of 5/22/2024)628,198
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)628,785
Births per Day30
Deaths per Day13
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day15
Population Change Since Jan. 12,145

Components of Population Change

One birth every 48 minutes
One death every 110.77 minutes
One emigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 96 minutes

Suriname Population Clock

Suriname Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Paramaribo223,757
Lelydorp18,223
Brokopondo14,662
Nieuw Nickerie13,143
Moengo7,074
Nieuw Amsterdam4,935
Albina3,985
Groningen3,216
Onverwacht2,105
Totness1,685

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024628,7850.93%4170222
2023623,2360.97%4171222
2020607,0651.13%4171222
2019600,3011.11%4171222
2018593,7151.05%4171222
2017587,5591.05%4171222
2015575,4751.05%4170222
2010546,0801.13%4169222
2005516,2201.51%3168222
2000478,9981.97%3168220
1995434,4901.03%3168220
1990412,7561.29%3168220
1985387,1710.64%2165220
1980375,112-0.88%2163220
1975392,1370.64%3162220
1970379,9183.42%2161217
1965321,0693.65%2163219
1960268,3963.39%2165220
1955227,1453.02%1166220

Suriname Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024628,7850.93%4170222
2025634,2210.88%4170222
2030659,5080.78%4171223
2035681,5840.66%4171224
2040699,8600.53%4171223
2045714,3580.41%5171223
2050725,5190.31%5172223
2055733,8780.23%5173224
2060739,8070.16%5173224
2065743,2740.09%5173224
2070744,3780.03%5174224
2075743,064-0.03%5174224
2080739,510-0.1%5174224
2085733,881-0.15%5174225
2090726,028-0.21%5172225
2095716,476-0.27%5172225

Suriname Population by Year (Projections)

Suriname Population Pyramid 2024

Suriname Median Age

31

Total

30.6

Male

31.4

Female

Suriname Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Suriname.

Census Years

Year
Date
20222022
201213 August 2012
20042 August 2004
200331 March 2003

Suriname Population Pyramid

90% of the population live in Paramaribo or the coast. Paramaribo is the capital and largest city with a population of 250,000, or close to half of the country's population. Suriname is by far one of the least densely populated countries in the world with just 3 people per square kilometer (7/sq mi), which ranks 231st in the world.

Suriname Demographics

There are many distinct ethnic groups in Suriname. The largest are East Indians (37%), who are descended from 19th century contract workers who arrived from India. Suriname Creoles (31%) are mixed descendants of West African slaves and primarily Dutch Europeans. The Javanese (15%) are descended from contract workers from the Dutch East Indies on Java, Indonesia. The Surinamese Maroons (10%) are descended from escaped West African slaves and are divided into five groups: Ndyuka, Kwinti, Matawai, Saramaccans and Paramaccans.

Amerindians (3.7%) are the original inhabitants of Suriname and include groups like the Wayana, Arawak, Akuriyo, Carib/Kalina, and Trio and live mostly in Paramaribo, Wanica, Marowijne, and Spialiwini.

Other groups include the Chinese, with about 14,000 descendants from early 19th century contract workers and immigrants during the 1990's and 21st century; Europeans, who are mostly descended from Dutch 19th century farmers and Portuguese; Arabs; Jews, who are descended from Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews; and Brazilians, most of whom are gold miners.

There are approximately 328,000 Surinamese in the Netherlands, compared to the 568,000 population of Suriname itself.

Suriname is the only independent country in the Americas that speaks Dutch.

Suriname Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
163,820
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$4.34
GDP (UN '22)
$3.62 Bn

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