Suriname Population (LIVE)

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Suriname Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Suriname is 583,366 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Suriname 2019 population is estimated at 581,372 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Suriname population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Suriname ranks number 171 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Suriname is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 156,000 Km2 (60,232 sq. miles)
  • 65.2 % of the population is urban (378,783 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Suriname is 28.1 years.

Population of Suriname (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSuriname
Global Rank
2019 581,372 0.93 % 5,382 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.2 % 378,783 0.01 % 7,713,468,100 171
2018 575,990 0.96 % 5,494 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.2 % 375,417 0.01 % 7,631,091,040 170
2017 570,496 0.99 % 5,608 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.2 % 372,076 0.01 % 7,547,858,925 170
2016 564,888 1.03 % 5,745 -1,000 28.1 2.53 4 65.3 % 368,745 0.01 % 7,464,022,049 170
2015 559,143 1.11 % 6,002 -1,000 27.9 2.56 4 65.4 % 365,427 0.01 % 7,379,797,139 170
2010 529,131 1.16 % 5,933 -1,297 26.7 2.67 3 66.0 % 349,037 0.01 % 6,956,823,603 168
2005 499,464 1.18 % 5,703 -1,825 25.5 2.83 3 66.6 % 332,708 0.01 % 6,541,907,027 167
2000 470,949 1.28 % 5,820-2,038 24.8 2.96 3 66.6 % 313,876 0.01 % 6,143,493,823 167
1995 441,851 1.75 % 7,337 -1,039 23.6 3.19 3 66.4 % 293,195 0.01 % 5,744,212,979 167
1990 405,168 1.91 % 7,306 -969 22.6 3.36 3 66.1 % 267,733 0.01 % 5,327,231,061 167
1985 368,638 0.50 % 1,824 -6,354 21.4 3.70 2 65.8 % 242,695 0.01 % 4,870,921,740 165
1980 359,519 0.02 % 59 -8,070 18.9 4.20 2 65.5 % 235,660 0.01 % 4,458,003,514 164
1975 359,226 -0.48 % -1,741 -11,364 16.1 5.29 2 54.3 % 194,923 0.01 % 4,079,480,606 161
1970 367,931 2.27 % 7,799 -2,772 15.9 5.95 2 46.4 % 170,592 0.01 % 3,700,437,046 160
1965 328,936 2.70 % 8,213 -2,210 16.2 6.56 2 47.5 % 156,305 0.01 % 3,339,583,597 161
1960 287,871 2.94 % 7,774 -1,083 16.7 6.56 2 47.6 % 137,039 0.01 % 3,034,949,748 161
1955 249,000 2.98 % 6,800 -685 19.0 6.56 2 47.3 % 117,726 0.01 % 2,773,019,936 161
: 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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Suriname Population Forecast

-1,000
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSuriname
Global Rank
2020 586,632 0.96 % 5,498 -1,000 29.0 2.43 4 65.1 % 382,175 0.01 % 7,794,798,739 171
2025 611,191 0.82 % 4,912 -1,000 30.2 2.43 4 65.4 % 399,428 0.01 % 8,184,437,460 171
2030 632,401 0.68 % 4,242 -1,000 31.5 2.43 4 65.9 % 417,001 0.01 % 8,548,487,400 170
2035 649,996 0.55 % 3,519 -1,000 32.7 2.43 4 66.9 % 434,693 0.01 % 8,887,524,213 170
2040 663,767 0.42 % 2,754 -1,000 33.9 2.43 4 68.1 % 452,153 0.01 % 9,198,847,240 170
2045 673,764 0.30 % 1,999 -1,000 35.1 2.43 4 69.4 % 467,461 0.01 % 9,481,803,274 170
2050 680,241 0.19 % 1,295   36.3 2.43 4 70.6 % 480,037 0.01 % 9,735,033,990 170
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Suriname Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Suriname
Life Expectancy
72.13 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
15.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
17.3
(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)
294,822 50.26% 291,812 49.74% 586,632 1.01

Population Pyramid for Suriname (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 81,043 51.81% 75,382 48.19% 156,425 26.66%
15-24 51,483 51.81% 47,890 48.19% 99,373 16.94%
25-54 118,524 50.35% 116,885 49.65% 235,409 40.13%
55-64 26,206 48.92% 27,360 51.08% 53,566 9.13%
65+ 17,566 41.96% 24,295 58.04% 41,861 7.14%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 156,425 26.66% 40.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 388,348 66.20% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 41,861 7.14% 10.8
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
198,286 33.80% 51.1

Main Cities by Population in Suriname

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Paramaribo 223,757
2 Lelydorp 18,223

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of Suriname (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 Suriname 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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