Caribbean Population (LIVE)

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Caribbean Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)

Countries in Caribbean

CountryPopulation (2019)
Cuba11,333,483
Haiti11,263,077
Dominican Republic10,738,958
Jamaica2,948,279
Puerto Rico2,933,408
Trinidad and Tobago1,394,973
Guadeloupe400,056
Bahamas389,482
Martinique375,554
Barbados287,025
Saint Lucia182,790
Curaçao163,424
Grenada112,003
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,589
Aruba106,314
United States Virgin Islands104,578
Antigua and Barbuda97,118
Dominica71,808
Cayman Islands64,948
Saint Kitts and Nevis52,823
Sint Maarten42,388
Turks and Caicos Islands38,191
British Virgin Islands30,030
Caribbean Netherlands25,979
Anguilla14,869
Montserrat4,989
  • The current population of Caribbean is 43,424,549 as of Saturday, December 14, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Caribbean population is equivalent to 0.56% 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 192 per Km2 (497 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 225,996 Km2 (87,258 sq. miles)
  • 73.6 % of the population is urban (31,873,722 people in 2019).
  • The median age in Caribbean is 30.5 years.

Population of Caribbean (2019 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
2019 43,334,985 0.40 % 171,168 -190,266 30.5 2.29 192 73.6 % 31,873,722 0.6 % 7,713,468,100 3
2018 43,163,817 0.38 % 161,383 -190,266 30.5 2.29 191 73.0 % 31,492,818 0.6 % 7,631,091,040 3
2017 43,002,434 0.41 % 174,922 -190,266 30.5 2.29 190 72.3 % 31,107,289 0.6 % 7,547,858,925 3
2016 42,827,512 0.48 % 205,216 -190,266 30.5 2.29 190 71.7 % 30,715,825 0.6 % 7,464,022,049 3
2015 42,622,296 0.67 % 280,987 -142,800 30.2 2.31 189 71.1 % 30,319,412 0.6 % 7,379,797,139 3
2010 41,217,360 0.73 % 294,306 -153,500 28.8 2.38 182 68.6 % 28,280,095 0.6 % 6,956,823,603 3
2005 39,745,829 0.85 % 328,752 -145,700 27.8 2.49 176 66 % 26,234,039 0.6 % 6,541,907,027 3
2000 38,102,071 1.05 % 387,971 -124,300 26.6 2.63 169 63.2 % 24,099,130 0.7 % 6,143,493,823 3
1995 36,162,215 1.21 % 420,810 -118,100 25.1 2.80 160 61.5 % 22,245,806 0.7 % 5,744,212,979 3
1990 34,058,163 1.4 % 456,608 -122,200 23.8 3.11 151 59.9 % 20,402,001 0.7 % 5,327,231,061 3
1985 31,775,121 1.4 % 425,910 -145,500 22.4 3.39 141 57.1 % 18,129,033 0.7 % 4,870,921,740 3
1980 29,645,573 1.5 % 426,373 -117,400 21.2 3.61 131 53.5 % 15,858,422 0.7 % 4,458,003,514 3
1975 27,513,709 1.77 % 462,478 -122,500 20.0 4.35 122 50.3 % 13,844,356 0.7 % 4,079,480,606 3
1970 25,201,317 1.84 % 438,291 -158,500 19.5 4.97 112 46.8 % 11,786,109 0.8 % 3,700,437,046 3
1965 23,009,860 2.17 % 468,478 -132,000 19.6 5.49 102 31.3 % 7,194,388 0.8 % 3,339,583,597 3
1960 20,667,471 1.97 % 383,944 -106,100 19.9 5.20 91 40.5 % 8,379,235 0.7 % 3,034,949,748 3
1955 18,747,750 1.88 % 333,570 -101,100 20.2 5.27 83 38.4 % 7,194,388 0.7 % 2,773,019,936 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 43,532,365 0.42 % 182,014 -190,300 31.9 2.20 193 74.1 % 32,250,967 0.6 % 7,794,798,739 3
2025 44,805,881 0.58 % 254,703 -64,600 33.3 2.23 198 76 % 34,068,622 0.6 % 8,184,437,460 3
2030 45,828,880 0.45 % 204,600 -66,000 34.7 2.25 203 78 % 35,729,417 0.6 % 8,548,487,400 3
2035 46,551,266 0.31 % 144,477 -80,500 36.1 2.27 206 79.8 % 37,156,913 0.5 % 8,887,524,213 3
2040 47,069,469 0.22 % 103,641 -70,300 37.4 2.29 208 81.4 % 38,320,569 0.5 % 9,198,847,240 3
2045 47,355,743 0.12 % 57,255 -64,000 38.7 2.32 210 82.8 % 39,200,057 0.5 % 9,481,803,274 3
2050 47,393,618 0.02 % 7,575 -60,600 39.9 2.34 210 84 % 39,823,815 0.5 % 9,735,033,990 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 - 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 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 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 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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