Trinidad and Tobago Population 2020

1,398,420

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. In 2020, the estimated population of Trinidad and Tobago is 1.40 million, which ranks 154th in the world.

Trinidad and Tobago has an estimated population of 1.40 million, which is largely unchanged from the 2000 population of 1.26 million. 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.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 31 minutes
One death every 44 minutes
One net migrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 120 minutes

Trinidad and Tobago Population in 2018Source: By neiljs (Flickr: Waterloo Temple, Trinidad) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Trinidad and Tobago Population Pyramid 2020

Trinidad and Tobago Population by Age

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

Census Years

Year Date
20212021
201120 February 2011
200015 May 2000
19902 May 1990
Official NameRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago
Languages SpokenEnglish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude11.00, -61.00
Currencies UsedTrinidad and Tobago Dollar
DemonymTrinidadian
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Chaguanas67,433Map
Mon Repos56,380Map
San Fernando55,419Map
Port of Spain49,031Map
Rio Claro35,650Map
Arima35,000Map
Marabella26,700Map
Laventille21,000Map
Point Fortin19,056Map
Tunapuna17,758Map
Scarborough17,000Map
Sangre Grande15,968Map
Paradise15,067Map
Penal12,281Map
Arouca12,054Map
Princes Town10,000Map
Siparia8,568Map
Petit Valley8,140Map
Couva5,178Map

Trinidad and Tobago Population Clock

The population of Trinidad and Tobago (as of 4/2/2020)?1,398,420
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2020)1,399,488
Births Per Day47
Deaths Per Day33
Net Migrations Per Day-2
Net Change Per Day12
Population Change Since January 1st1,116

Trinidad and Tobago Population Estimator

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Estimate as of April 2nd 2020 is: 1,398,387

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,399,48849.37%50.63%272.801540.32%
20191,394,97349.39%50.61%271.921530.37%
20181,389,84349.41%50.59%270.921530.42%
20171,384,05949.43%50.57%269.801530.47%
20161,377,56049.44%50.56%268.531530.53%
20151,370,32849.46%50.54%267.121530.63%
20101,328,14749.52%50.48%258.901530.48%
20051,296,50249.61%50.39%252.731520.46%
20001,267,15349.78%50.22%247.011500.21%
19951,254,20049.83%50.17%244.481490.54%
19901,221,11649.84%50.16%238.031490.85%
19851,170,28549.74%50.26%228.131481.53%
19801,084,74449.70%50.30%211.451461.42%
19751,010,93649.62%50.38%197.061451.35%
1970945,36049.64%50.35%184.281440.73%
1965911,73749.88%50.12%177.731441.46%
1960847,97950.18%49.82%165.301432.77%
1955739,70950.22%49.78%144.191422.76%
1950645,63550.18%49.82%125.851430.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20201,399,48849.37%50.63%272.801540.00%
20251,412,69749.26%50.74%275.381550.19%
20301,413,41549.13%50.87%275.521550.01%
20351,405,88948.99%51.01%274.05155-0.11%
20401,391,94048.87%51.13%271.33156-0.20%
20451,371,32248.78%51.22%267.31156-0.30%
20501,343,78948.72%51.28%261.95158-0.40%
20551,310,45748.68%51.32%255.45160-0.50%
20601,273,06648.66%51.34%248.16160-0.58%
20651,232,86848.66%51.34%240.33160-0.64%
20701,190,94448.71%51.29%232.15160-0.69%
20751,149,06748.80%51.20%223.99161-0.71%
20801,109,03948.93%51.07%216.19162-0.71%
20851,071,78449.06%50.94%208.92162-0.68%
20901,036,77049.18%50.82%202.10162-0.66%
20951,002,67249.28%50.72%195.45162-0.67%
  1. Central Statistical Office
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  3. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2011 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer