Guyana Population (LIVE)

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Guyana Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Guyana is 818,520 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Guyana 2023 population is estimated at 813,834 people at mid year.
  • Guyana population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Guyana ranks number 164 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Guyana is 4 per Km2 (11 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 196,850 Km2 (76,004 sq. miles)
  • 26.8 % of the population is urban (218,143 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Guyana is 26.0 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Guyana (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuyana
Global Rank
2024 819,594 0.71 % 5,760 -3,900 26.3 2.33 4 26.9 % 220,416 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 164
2023 813,834 0.63 % 5,108 -3,900 26.0 2.35 4 26.8 % 218,143 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 164
2022 808,726 0.52 % 4,159 -3,900 25.7 2.37 4 26.7 % 215,949 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 164
2020 797,202 -0.19 % -1,551 802 25.2 2.42 4 26.6 % 211,821 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 164
2015 755,031 0.19 % 1,420 -6,524 23.9 2.53 4 26.9 % 203,204 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 163
2010 747,932 -0.31 % -2,355 -14,327 23.0 2.66 4 26.6 % 198,836 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 163
2005 759,709 0.02 % 132 -13,000 22.0 2.84 4 27.5 % 208,931 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 163
2000 759,051 0.20 % 1,472-13,176 21.2 3.02 4 28.5 % 216,152 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 159
1995 751,689 0.12 % 915 -13,242 20.7 3.07 4 29.5 % 221,814 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 158
1990 747,116 -0.67 % -5,111 -21,639 20.0 3.07 4 29.4 % 219,893 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 158
1985 772,671 -0.14 % -1,101 -21,225 18.7 3.35 4 29.9 % 231,388 0.02 % 4,861,730,613 154
1980 778,176 0.86 % 6,517 -15,059 17.0 3.82 4 30.6 % 237,849 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 152
1975 745,590 1.12 % 8,066 -10,226 15.7 4.50 4 30.0 % 223,507 0.02 % 4,069,437,231 149
1970 705,261 1.64 % 11,011 -10,098 15.0 5.38 4 29.4 % 207,428 0.02 % 3,695,390,336 148
1965 650,207 2.60 % 15,643 -5,611 14.9 5.96 3 29.3 % 190,403 0.02 % 3,337,111,983 151
1960 571,990 3.43 % 17,735 -1,349 15.4 6.37 3 29.0 % 165,880 0.02 % 3,019,233,434 149
1955 483,316 2.96 % 13,119 951 17.0 6.37 2 28.5 % 137,627 0.02 % 2,746,072,141 151
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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Guyana Population Forecast

-3,900
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationGuyana
Global Rank
2025 825,051 0.69 % 5,570 -3,900 26.6 2.30 4 27.0 % 222,762 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 164
2030 848,033 0.55 % 4,596 -3,900 28.1 2.22 4 27.8 % 235,547 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 165
2035 863,917 0.37 % 3,177 -3,900 29.3 2.14 4 29.0 % 250,134 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 165
2040 873,641 0.22 % 1,945 -3,900 30.6 2.07 4 30.5 % 266,152 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 165
2045 878,575 0.11 % 987 -3,900 31.9 2.02 4 32.0 % 281,556 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 165
2050 878,746 0.00 % 34   33.3 1.97 4 33.6 % 295,494 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 166
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).

Guyana Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Guyana
Life Expectancy
69.80 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
20.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
25.8
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in Guyana

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Georgetown 235,017
2 Linden 44,690
3 New Amsterdam 35,039

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Guyana (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 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 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 (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 Guyana 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.