Trinidad and Tobago Population 2020 (Live)

1,400,028
The current population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,400,028, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,399,488.

Trinidad and Tobago Growth Rate

Trinidad and Tobago Population 2020 (Live)

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
20201,399,4880.32%272.8015454
20191,394,9730.37%271.9215353
20181,389,8430.42%270.9215353
20171,384,0590.47%269.8015351
20161,377,5600.53%268.5315351
20151,370,3280.63%267.1215351
20101,328,1470.48%258.9015352
20051,296,5020.46%252.7315251
20001,267,1530.21%247.0115051
19951,254,2000.54%244.4814944
19901,221,1160.85%238.0314943
19851,170,2851.53%228.1314838
19801,084,7441.42%211.4514637
19751,010,9361.35%197.0614537
1970945,3600.73%184.2814438
1965911,7371.46%177.7314434
1960847,9792.77%165.3014335
1955739,7092.76%144.1914235
1950645,6350.00%125.8514340

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,399,4880.32%272.8015454
20251,412,6970.19%275.3815553
20301,413,4150.01%275.5215558
20351,405,889-0.11%274.0515561
20401,391,940-0.20%271.3315660
20451,371,322-0.30%267.3115661
20501,343,789-0.40%261.9515863
20551,310,457-0.50%255.4516064
20601,273,066-0.58%248.1616068
20651,232,868-0.64%240.3316070
20701,190,944-0.69%232.1516071
20751,149,067-0.71%223.9916174
20801,109,039-0.71%216.1916276
20851,071,784-0.68%208.9216279
20901,036,770-0.66%202.1016279
20951,002,672-0.67%195.4516282

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Year (Projections)

Trinidad and Tobago Population Pyramid 2020

Trinidad and Tobago Median Age

36


Total

35.6


Male

36.6


Female

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Age

There are 1,058,554 adults in Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

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