Trinidad and Tobago Population 2022 (Live)

1,531,284
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The current population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,531,284 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 1,531,044.

Trinidad and Tobago Growth Rate

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Trinidad and Tobago Population 2022 (Live)

Trinidad and Tobago Population Clock

Trinidad and Tobago Population (as of 9/18/2022)1,531,284
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)1,531,044
Births per Day10
Deaths per Day7
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day3
Population Change Since Jan. 1783

Components of Population Change

One birth every 144 minutes0%
One death every 206 minutes0%
One net migrant every Infinity minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 480 minutes0%

Trinidad and Tobago Population Clock

Name Population
Chaguanas67,433
Mon Repos56,380
San Fernando55,419
Port of Spain49,031
Rio Claro35,650
Arima35,000
Marabella26,700
Laventille21,000
Point Fortin19,056
Tunapuna17,758

Trinidad and Tobago Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
1955742,5762.74%144.7514235
1960847,0632.67%165.1214334
1965928,4621.85%180.9914433
1970988,8901.27%192.7714531
19751,054,0171.28%205.4614636
19801,127,8521.36%219.8514636
19851,199,7851.24%233.8814838
19901,266,5181.09%246.8815041
19951,307,8220.64%254.9415043
20001,332,2030.37%259.6915147
20051,369,0750.55%266.8815249
20101,410,2960.60%274.9115348
20151,460,1770.70%284.6315346
20171,478,6070.63%288.2315346
20181,504,7091.76%293.3215344
20191,519,9551.01%296.2915444
20201,518,147-0.12%295.9415444
20211,525,6630.76%297.4015445
20221,531,0440.70%298.4515445

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20251,540,9430.30%300.3815445
20301,547,6900.09%301.6915547
20351,544,560-0.04%301.0815651
20401,532,947-0.15%298.8215652
20451,512,948-0.26%294.9215652
20501,485,139-0.37%289.5015753
20551,450,566-0.47%282.7615757
20601,410,839-0.55%275.0215757
20651,367,168-0.63%266.5016060
20701,320,188-0.70%257.3516064
20751,271,536-0.75%247.8616067
20801,223,480-0.77%238.5016069
20851,177,935-0.76%229.6216072
20901,135,502-0.73%221.3516172
20951,095,141-0.72%213.4816173
20231,534,9370.40%299.2115445
20241,538,2000.24%299.8415445

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Year (Projections)

Trinidad and Tobago Population Pyramid 2022

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Trinidad and Tobago Median Age

32.7


Total

32


Male

33.3


Female

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Age

There are 1,179,904 people over age 18 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Census Years

Year Date
19902 May 1990
200015 May 2000
201120 February 2011
20212021

Trinidad and Tobago Population Pyramid

Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a two-island country off the northern coast of South America just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. It shares maritime borders with Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, and Venezuela. The country is growing at a rate of just 0.3% per year. 96% of the population lives on Trinidad while 4% live in Tobago. Despite its rather low population, Trinidad and Tobago is densely populated with just 5,131 square kilometers of land. There are 254 people per square kilometer (659/sq mi), which ranks 48th in the world.

Trinidad and Tobago Demographics

The country is dominated by two ethnic groups: the Africans and the Indians. The Africans are mostly Christian while the Indians are mostly Hindu, and there has been a great deal of tension between the two groups. While the two groups are equal in number, many Africans in the country feel they are being taken over or pushed aside by the Indians.

The two ethnic groups in the country descend from the freed black people who were enslaved by the British to work plantation fields and the imported Indian workers who came to the area after slavery was abolished.

The heartland of the Indian population is in Chaguanas.

Trinidad and Tobago History

Both islands were originally settled by Amerindians, with Trinidad settled first around 7,000 years ago. When Europeans first made contact, Trinidad was occupied by several Arawakan-speaking groups such as the Nepoya and Suppoya and Cariban-speaking groups, while the Tobago island was occupied by Galibi and Island Caribs.

Christopher Columbus found the island in 1498. Foreign disease from European settlers greatly reduced the native population, and there are few remaining today. The European influence on the country comes mostly from Britain, France, and Spain, all of which claimed the islands at various times during the colonial history.

While under British rule, the slaves were shipped from Africa to work plantations on the islands. When the African slave trade ended, East Indians were brought in as indentured servants. The current residents of Trinidad and Tobago today are descended from these two groups.

Trinidad and Tobago - General Info

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