Suriname Population 2022 (Live)

596,887
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The current population of Suriname is 596,887 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 596,831.

Suriname Growth Rate

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Suriname Population 2022 (Live)

Suriname Population Clock

Suriname Population (as of 7/5/2022)596,887
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)596,831
Births per Day29
Deaths per Day12
Migrations per Day-3
Net Change per Day14
Population Change Since Jan. 12,590

Components of Population Change

One birth every 50 minutes0%
One death every 120 minutes0%
One net migrant every 480 minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 103 minutes0%

Suriname Population Clock

Name Population
Paramaribo223,757
Lelydorp18,223
Brokopondo14,662
Nieuw Nickerie13,143
Meerzorg12,405
Moengo7,074
Nieuw Amsterdam4,935
Marienburg4,427
Wageningen4,145
Albina3,985

Suriname Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955249,0002.98%1.60161220
1960287,8712.94%1.85161219
1965328,9362.70%2.11161218
1970367,9312.27%2.36160218
1975359,226-0.48%2.30161221
1980359,5190.02%2.30164221
1985368,6380.50%2.36165222
1990405,1681.91%2.60167221
1995441,8511.75%2.83167221
2000470,9491.28%3.02167222
2005499,4641.18%3.20167222
2010529,1311.16%3.39168223
2015559,1431.11%3.58170224
2017570,4960.99%3.66170224
2018575,9900.96%3.69170224
2019581,3720.93%3.73171224
2020586,6320.91%3.76171224
2021591,8000.94%3.79171224
2022596,8310.91%3.83171224

Suriname Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025611,1910.82%3.92171225
2030632,4010.69%4.05170225
2035649,9960.55%4.17170225
2040663,7670.42%4.25170224
2045673,7640.30%4.32170225
2050680,2410.19%4.36170225
2055683,7120.10%4.38171226
2060684,4250.02%4.39171226
2065682,819-0.05%4.38172226
2070678,833-0.12%4.35173227
2075672,570-0.18%4.31172227
2080664,040-0.26%4.26173227
2085653,538-0.32%4.19172227
2090641,360-0.38%4.11173227
2095627,818-0.43%4.02173227
2023601,7520.88%3.86171225
2024606,5320.85%3.89171225

Suriname Population by Year (Projections)

Suriname Population Pyramid 2022

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Suriname Median Age

29.8


Total

29.4


Male

30.2


Female

Suriname Population by Age

There are 404,952 people over age 18 in Suriname.

Census Years

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

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 - General Info

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