Trinidad and Tobago Population 2024 (Live)

1,537,542
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
5,130
The current population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1,537,542 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 1,538,200.

Trinidad and Tobago Growth Rate

Trinidad and Tobago Population 2024 (Live)

Trinidad and Tobago Population Clock

Trinidad and Tobago Population (as of 4/10/2024)1,537,542
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)1,538,200
Births per Day46
Deaths per Day35
Migrations per Day-2
Net Change per Day8
Population Change Since Jan. 1808

Components of Population Change

One birth every 31.3 minutes
One death every 41.15 minutes
One emigrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 180 minutes

Trinidad and Tobago Population Clock

City
2024 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

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20241,538,2000.24%30015445
20231,534,9370.4%29915445
20201,518,147-0.12%29615444
20191,519,9551.01%29615444
20181,504,7091.76%29315344
20171,478,6070.63%28815346
20151,460,1770.7%28515346
20101,410,2960.6%27515348
20051,369,0750.55%26715249
20001,332,2030.37%26015147
19951,307,8220.64%25515043
19901,266,5181.09%24715041
19851,199,7851.24%23414838
19801,127,8521.36%22014636
19751,054,0171.28%20514636
1970988,8901.27%19314531
1965928,4621.85%18114433
1960847,0632.67%16514334
1955742,5762.74%14514235

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20241,538,2000.24%30015445
20251,540,9430.3%30015445
20301,547,6900.09%30215547
20351,544,560-0.04%30115651
20401,532,947-0.15%29915652
20451,512,948-0.26%29515652
20501,485,139-0.37%29015753
20551,450,566-0.47%28315757
20601,410,839-0.55%27515757
20651,367,168-0.63%26716060
20701,320,188-0.7%25716064
20751,271,536-0.75%24816067
20801,223,480-0.77%23816069
20851,177,935-0.76%23016072
20901,135,502-0.73%22116172
20951,095,141-0.72%21316173

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Year (Projections)

Trinidad and Tobago Population Pyramid 2024

Trinidad and Tobago Median Age

32.7

Total

32

Male

33.3

Female

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Census Years

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

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 Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
5,130
2024 Growth Rate
GDP (IMF '23)
$27.89
GDP (UN '22)
$30.05 Bn

Trinidad and Tobago - General Info

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