Caribbean Population (LIVE)

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Caribbean Population (1950 - 2023)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Caribbean

CountryPopulation (2023)
Haiti11,724,763
Dominican Republic11,332,972
Cuba11,194,449
Puerto Rico3,260,314
Jamaica2,825,544
Trinidad and Tobago1,534,937
Bahamas412,623
Guadeloupe395,839
Martinique366,981
Barbados281,995
Curaçao192,077
Saint Lucia180,251
Grenada126,183
Aruba106,277
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines103,698
United States Virgin Islands98,750
Antigua and Barbuda94,298
Dominica73,040
Cayman Islands69,310
Saint Kitts and Nevis47,755
Turks and Caicos Islands46,062
Sint Maarten44,222
Saint Martin32,077
British Virgin Islands31,538
Caribbean Netherlands27,148
Anguilla15,899
Saint Barthélemy10,994
Montserrat4,386
  • The current population of Caribbean is 44,865,055 as of Saturday, June 15, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Caribbean population is equivalent to 0.55% 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 198 per Km2 (512 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 225,996 Km2 (87,258 sq. miles)
  • 0 % of the population is urban (0 people in 2023).
  • The median age in Caribbean is 0.0years.

Population of Caribbean (2023 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
2023 44,634,385 nan % 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 195 0 % 0 0.6 % 7,840,952,880 3
2020 43,962,246 0.54 % 234,426 -59,893 29.5 2.19 195 73.4 % 32,250,967 0.6 % 7,840,952,880 3
2015 42,754,707 0.64 % 270,028 -158,400 29.2 2.22 189 70.9 % 30,319,412 0.6 % 7,426,597,537 3
2010 41,404,567 0.73 % 295,494 -140,900 27.8 2.32 183 68.3 % 28,280,095 0.6 % 6,985,603,105 3
2005 39,927,096 0.83 % 323,669 -143,500 26.7 2.36 177 65.7 % 26,234,039 0.6 % 6,558,176,119 3
2000 38,308,753 1.04 % 386,276 -147,300 25.5 2.56 170 62.9 % 24,099,130 0.7 % 6,148,898,975 3
1995 36,377,374 1.26 % 440,585 -124,500 24.1 2.68 161 61.2 % 22,245,806 0.7 % 5,743,219,454 3
1990 34,174,448 1.4 % 458,907 -119,000 22.8 2.98 151 59.7 % 20,402,001 0.7 % 5,316,175,862 3
1985 31,879,911 1.4 % 427,196 -117,500 21.4 3.12 141 56.9 % 18,129,033 0.7 % 4,861,730,613 3
1980 29,743,932 1.4 % 400,058 -134,800 20.1 3.29 132 53.3 % 15,858,422 0.7 % 4,444,007,706 3
1975 27,743,643 1.7 % 449,436 -131,100 19.0 3.92 123 49.9 % 13,844,356 0.8 % 4,069,437,231 3
1970 25,496,464 1.89 % 455,483 -137,600 18.3 4.71 113 46.2 % 11,786,109 0.8 % 3,695,390,336 3
1965 23,219,051 2.08 % 453,566 -153,300 18.5 5.25 103 31 % 7,194,388 0.8 % 3,337,111,983 3
1960 20,951,220 2.01 % 396,358 -122,800 18.8 5.35 93 40 % 8,379,235 0.8 % 3,019,233,434 3
1955 18,969,431 2.02 % 360,746 -112,900 19.1 5.23 84 37.9 % 7,194,388 0.8 % 2,746,072,141 3

Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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
2025 45,108,609 0.52 % 229,273 -60,900 32.2 2.00 200 75.5 % 34,068,622 0.6 % 8,191,988,453 3
2030 46,112,571 0.44 % 200,792 -74,700 33.7 1.96 204 77.5 % 35,729,417 0.6 % 8,546,141,327 3
2035 46,835,474 0.31 % 144,581 -75,100 35.1 1.93 207 79.3 % 37,156,913 0.5 % 8,879,397,401 3
2040 47,360,583 0.22 % 105,022 -66,500 36.5 1.90 210 80.9 % 38,320,569 0.5 % 9,188,250,492 3
2045 47,670,692 0.13 % 62,022 -61,900 37.6 1.88 211 82.2 % 39,200,057 0.5 % 9,467,543,575 3
2050 47,749,478 0.03 % 15,757 -60,700 38.6 1.85 211 83.4 % 39,823,815 0.5 % 9,709,491,761 3
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Caribbean (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. 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 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). 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. 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.

See also