Caribbean Population (LIVE)

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Caribbean Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Caribbean

CountryPopulation (2017)
Cuba(11,484,636)
Haiti(10,981,229)
Dominican Republic(10,766,998)
Puerto Rico(3,663,131)
Jamaica(2,890,299)
Trinidad and Tobago(1,369,125)
Guadeloupe(449,568)
Bahamas(395,361)
Martinique(384,896)
Barbados(285,719)
Saint Lucia(178,844)
Curaçao(160,539)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines(109,897)
Grenada(107,825)
Aruba(105,264)
United States Virgin Islands(104,901)
Antigua and Barbuda(102,012)
Dominica(73,925)
Cayman Islands(61,559)
Saint Kitts and Nevis(55,345)
Sint Maarten(40,120)
Turks and Caicos Islands(35,446)
British Virgin Islands(31,196)
Caribbean Netherlands(25,398)
Anguilla(14,909)
Montserrat(5,177)
  • The current population of Caribbean is 43,987,328 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Caribbean population is equivalent to 0.58% of the total world population.
  • Caribbean ranks number 3 in Latin America and the Caribbean among subregions ranked by Population.
  • The population density in Caribbean is 194 per Km2 (503 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 225,996 Km2 (87,258 sq. miles)
  • 71 % of the population is urban (31,157,092 people in 2017).
  • The median age in Caribbean is 30.6 years.

Population of Caribbean (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCaribbean's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCaribbean
Rank within
Latin America and the Caribbean
2017 43,883,319 0.65 % 281,480 -121,925 30.6 2.27 194 71 % 31,157,092 0.6 % 7,550,262,101 3
2016 43,601,839 0.67 % 292,228 -121,925 30.6 2.27 193 70.5 % 30,747,587 0.6 % 7,466,964,280 3
2015 43,309,611 0.75 % 316,976 -117,500 30.3 2.28 192 70 % 30,327,523 0.6 % 7,383,008,820 3
2010 41,724,731 0.79 % 321,788 -138,700 28.9 2.38 185 67.3 % 28,101,186 0.6 % 6,958,169,159 3
2005 40,115,790 0.88 % 342,361 -136,000 27.7 2.49 178 64.4 % 25,829,150 0.7 % 6,542,159,383 3
2000 38,403,986 1.06 % 396,150 -120,200 26.5 2.64 170 61.3 % 23,545,914 0.7 % 6,145,006,989 3
1995 36,423,237 1.25 % 437,193 -113,100 25.1 2.83 161 59.6 % 21,708,082 0.7 % 5,751,474,416 3
1990 34,237,274 1.39 % 457,849 -129,600 23.8 3.13 151 58 % 19,850,701 0.7 % 5,330,943,460 3
1985 31,948,027 1.42 % 435,198 -143,200 22.4 3.41 141 55.1 % 17,616,454 0.7 % 4,873,781,796 3
1980 29,772,038 1.5 % 426,203 -118,900 21.1 3.62 132 51.7 % 15,394,752 0.7 % 4,458,411,534 3
1975 27,641,021 1.78 % 466,206 -121,700 19.9 4.37 122 48.8 % 13,475,825 0.7 % 4,079,087,198 3
1970 25,309,989 1.86 % 445,455 -159,400 19.4 5.00 112 45.4 % 11,493,767 0.8 % 3,700,577,650 3
1965 23,082,713 2.18 % 471,956 -90,800 20.2 5.27 102 30.8 % 7,119,874 0.8 % 3,339,592,688 3
1960 20,722,931 1.97 % 385,286 -105,500 19.9 5.19 92 39.8 % 8,243,428 0.7 % 3,033,212,527 3
1955 18,796,503 1.94 % 344,166 -90,800 20.2 5.27 83 37.9 % 7,119,874 0.7 % 2,772,242,535 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Caribbean Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCaribbean's
Share of
World Pop
World PopulationCaribbean
Rank within
Latin America and the Caribbean
2020 44,679,436 0.62 % 273,965 -121,900 31.9 2.20 198 72.3 % 32,320,847 0.6 % 7,795,482,309 3
2025 45,881,495 0.53 % 240,412 -108,900 33.4 2.13 203 74.2 % 34,031,906 0.6 % 8,185,613,757 3
2030 46,887,034 0.43 % 201,108 -96,900 34.9 2.06 207 75.6 % 35,428,485 0.6 % 8,551,198,644 3
2035 47,629,038 0.31 % 148,401 -95,200 36.3 2.00 211 76.7 % 36,533,602 0.5 % 8,892,701,940 3
2040 48,106,579 0.2 % 95,508 -93,100 37.7 1.95 213 77.7 % 37,399,007 0.5 % 9,210,337,004 3
2045 48,317,647 0.09 % 42,214 -93,200 38.9 1.90 214 78.7 % 38,036,139 0.5 % 9,504,209,572 3
2050 48,258,247 -0.02 % -11,880 -93,200 40.1 1.86 214 79.7 % 38,440,009 0.5 % 9,771,822,753 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Notes

The Caribbean Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Caribbean delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Caribbean (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the sub-region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the countries within Caribbean, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Caribbean's Share of World Pop: Total population as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Rank within Latin America and the Caribbean: Position held by Caribbean in the list of all regions within Latin America and the Caribbean ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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