Belize Population (LIVE)

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Belize Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belize is 392,446 as of Tuesday, October 15, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Belize 2019 population is estimated at 390,353 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Belize population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Belize ranks number 177 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Belize is 17 per Km2 (44 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 22,810 Km2 (8,807 sq. miles)
  • 45.9 % of the population is urban (178,983 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Belize is 24.0 years.

Population of Belize (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelize
Global Rank
2019 390,353 1.90 % 7,282 1,200 24.0 2.53 17 45.9 % 178,983 0.01 % 7,713,468,100 177
2018 383,071 1.94 % 7,302 1,200 24.0 2.53 17 45.6 % 174,871 0.01 % 7,631,091,040 178
2017 375,769 2.00 % 7,369 1,200 24.0 2.53 16 45.5 % 170,857 0.00 % 7,547,858,925 179
2016 368,400 2.07 % 7,467 1,200 24.0 2.53 16 45.3 % 166,945 0.00 % 7,464,022,049 179
2015 360,933 2.28 % 7,694 1,519 23.7 2.58 16 45.2 % 163,139 0.00 % 7,379,797,139 179
2010 322,464 2.59 % 7,733 1,744 21.9 2.84 14 45.1 % 145,456 0.00 % 6,956,823,603 179
2005 283,800 2.79 % 7,297 1,159 20.3 3.35 12 45.2 % 128,360 0.00 % 6,541,907,027 180
2000 247,315 3.63 % 8,0702,382 19.2 3.85 11 45.4 % 112,275 0.00 % 6,143,493,823 181
1995 206,963 1.99 % 3,882 -1,802 18.4 4.35 9 46.4 % 96,084 0.00 % 5,744,212,979 182
1990 187,552 2.61 % 4,526 -1,081 17.9 4.70 8 47.5 % 89,021 0.00 % 5,327,231,061 182
1985 164,921 2.73 % 4,153 -1,066 17.2 5.40 7 48.4 % 79,853 0.00 % 4,870,921,740 182
1980 144,155 1.58 % 2,179 -2,708 16.4 6.20 6 49.4 % 71,175 0.00 % 4,458,003,514 185
1975 133,260 1.75 % 2,216 -2,133 16.0 6.25 6 50.2 % 66,858 0.00 % 4,079,480,606 182
1970 122,182 2.86 % 3,213 -591 16.3 6.35 5 51.0 % 62,268 0.00 % 3,700,437,046 180
1965 106,119 2.88 % 2,811 -484 16.5 6.45 5 52.5 % 55,692 0.00 % 3,339,583,597 180
1960 92,064 2.88 % 2,439 -549 17.8 6.55 4 54.0 % 49,741 0.00 % 3,034,949,748 179
1955 79,870 2.99 % 2,190 -591 18.6 6.65 4 54.7 % 43,673 0.00 % 2,773,019,936 180
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Belize Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelize
Global Rank
2020 397,628 1.96 % 7,339 1,200 25.5 2.32 17 46.1 % 183,182 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 177
2025 433,715 1.75 % 7,217 1,102 27.4 2.32 19 47.4 % 205,478 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 176
2030 467,633 1.52 % 6,784 1,000 29.2 2.32 21 49.1 % 229,676 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 175
2035 498,555 1.29 % 6,184 902 31.1 2.32 22 51.3 % 255,936 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 174
2040 526,157 1.08 % 5,520 800 32.9 2.32 23 53.9 % 283,460 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 174
2045 550,344 0.90 % 4,837 702 34.6 2.32 24 56.5 % 310,924 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 174
2050 571,042 0.74 % 4,140   36.2 2.32 25 59.2 % 338,138 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 174
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Belize Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Belize
Life Expectancy
75.09 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
11.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
13.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
197,761 49.74% 199,860 50.26% 397,628 0.99

Population Pyramid for Belize (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 58,913 50.74% 57,190 49.26% 116,103 29.20%
15-24 39,657 50.08% 39,537 49.92% 79,194 19.92%
25-54 76,745 48.69% 80,887 51.31% 157,632 39.64%
55-64 12,356 49.86% 12,423 50.14% 24,779 6.23%
65+ 10,090 50.67% 9,823 49.33% 19,913 5.01%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 116,103 29.20% 44.4
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 261,605 65.79% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 19,913 5.01% 7.6
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
136,016 34.21% 52.0

Main Cities by Population in Belize

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Belize City 61,461
2 San Ignacio 16,812
3 Orange Walk 15,298
4 Belmopan 13,381

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Belize (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 country 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 country, 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.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country 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.

Global Rank: Position held by Belize in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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