United States Virgin Islands Population 2021

104,226
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The Virgin Islands are a western island group of the Leeward Islands located in the Lesser Antilles on the border of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern islands create the British Virgin Islands while the western islands make up the Virgin Islands of the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint John, Saint Croix, Saint Thomas, the smaller Water Island, and surrounding small islands. The small country has a population density of 310 per square kilometer (804/sq mi), which ranks 42nd in the world. The capital and largest city is Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas with an estimated population of 19,000. The British Virgin Islands include Tortola (24,000), Anegada (200), Virgin Gorda (3,000) and Jost Van Dyke (300). The largest city and capital is Road Town, with a population of around 9,000.

Virgin Islands Demographics

76% of the population of the U.S. Virgin Islands are Afro-Caribbean (black), while 15.6% are white, 1.4% are Asian and 2.1% are mixed or some other ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino of any race account for 17.4% of the population (10.3% Puerto Rican, 5.4% Dominican). Most of the inhabitants today are descended from Africans who were enslaved and brought to the islands by Europeans to work on plantations.

The majority of the population on the British Virgin Island are Afro-Caribbean (83%) and are also descended from slaves. Europeans (mostly British) account for 7% of the population. The remaining 9.5% is comprised of Black/Carib mixed, Carib/Amerindian, Indian and mixed-race Hispanic people. About 4% of the population is Hispanic.

The population growth of the U.S. Virgin Islands is currently negative at -0.5% per year. It is down from 108,600 in 20000. Unlike the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands have experienced some population growth.

The current population of United States Virgin Islands is 104,226 based on projections of the latest available data.

United States Virgin Islands Growth Rate

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Name Population
Saint Croix50,601
Charlotte Amalie20,000
Cruz Bay2,743

United States Virgin Islands Cities

United States Virgin Islands Population Pyramid 2021

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United States Virgin Islands Population by Age

There are 80,324 people over age 18 in United States Virgin Islands.

Census Years

Year Date
19901 April 1990
20001 April 2000
20101 April 2010
2020April 2020

United States Virgin Islands Population Pyramid

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²)
2021104,226-0.12%297.79
2020104,425-0.15%298.36
2019104,578-0.10%298.79
2018104,680-0.07%299.09
2017104,751-0.08%299.29
2016104,835-0.12%299.53
2015104,958-0.21%299.88
2010106,087-0.32%303.11
2005107,794-0.17%307.98
2000108,7220.25%310.63
1995107,3920.69%306.83
1990103,756-0.29%296.45
1985105,2801.22%300.80
198099,0802.76%283.09
197586,4705.96%247.06
197064,7265.20%184.93
196550,2338.68%143.52
196033,1352.23%94.67
195529,6822.07%84.81

United States Virgin Islands Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²)
2022103,971-0.15%297.06
2023103,668-0.19%296.19
2024103,326-0.24%295.22
2025102,955-0.28%294.16
2030100,692-0.44%287.69
203597,833-0.57%279.52
204094,393-0.71%269.69
204590,454-0.85%258.44
205086,220-0.95%246.34
205581,813-1.04%233.75
206077,383-1.11%221.09
206573,071-1.14%208.77
207068,906-1.17%196.87
207564,769-1.23%185.05
208060,469-1.36%172.77
208555,867-1.57%159.62
209050,940-1.83%145.54
209545,756-2.12%130.73

United States Virgin Islands Population by Year (Future)

United States Virgin Islands - Highlights

  1. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. City Population - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts for Cities - City Population - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts for Cities, Agglomerations and Administrative Divisions of all Countries of the World
  3. GeoNames Gazetteer

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