Suriname Population (LIVE)

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Suriname Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Suriname is 628,231 as of Sunday, May 26, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Suriname 2023 population is estimated at 623,236 people at mid year.
  • Suriname population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Suriname ranks number 170 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)
  • 63.0 % of the population is urban (392,476 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Suriname is 28.2 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 Suriname (2024 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
2024 628,785 0.89 % 5,549 -1,000 28.4 2.27 4 63.0 % 395,944 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 169
2023 623,236 0.84 % 5,196 -1,000 28.2 2.29 4 63.0 % 392,476 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 170
2022 618,040 0.82 % 5,055 -1,000 28.1 2.32 4 62.9 % 389,026 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 170
2020 607,065 1.13 % 6,764 -313 27.8 2.37 4 63.0 % 382,175 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 170
2015 575,475 1.05 % 5,879 -976 26.8 2.49 4 63.5 % 365,427 0.01 % 7,426,597,537 169
2010 546,080 1.13 % 5,972 -1,145 25.7 2.61 4 63.9 % 349,037 0.01 % 6,985,603,105 168
2005 516,220 1.51 % 7,444 -1,542 24.7 2.75 3 64.5 % 332,708 0.01 % 6,558,176,119 167
2000 478,998 1.97 % 8,902613 23.2 2.90 3 65.5 % 313,876 0.01 % 6,148,898,975 167
1995 434,490 1.03 % 4,347 607 21.2 3.07 3 67.5 % 293,195 0.01 % 5,743,219,454 167
1990 412,756 1.29 % 5,117 -6,471 20.1 3.27 3 64.9 % 267,733 0.01 % 5,316,175,862 167
1985 387,171 0.63 % 2,412 -3,763 18.9 3.51 2 62.7 % 242,695 0.01 % 4,861,730,613 164
1980 375,112 -0.88 % -3,405 -7,390 17.3 3.90 2 62.8 % 235,660 0.01 % 4,444,007,706 162
1975 392,137 0.64 % 2,444 -11,802 15.9 4.73 3 49.7 % 194,923 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 161
1970 379,918 3.42 % 11,770 2,873 14.5 5.65 2 44.9 % 170,592 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 160
1965 321,069 3.65 % 10,535 1,455 15.2 6.30 2 48.7 % 156,305 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 165
1960 268,396 3.39 % 8,250 545 15.8 6.61 2 51.1 % 137,039 0.01 % 3,019,233,434 164
1955 227,145 3.02 % 6,276 223 16.8 6.56 1 51.8 % 117,726 0.01 % 2,746,072,141 165
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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Suriname 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 PopulationSuriname
Global Rank
2025 634,221 0.88 % 5,431 -1,000 28.6 2.25 4 63.0 % 399,428 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 169
2030 659,508 0.78 % 5,057 -1,000 29.8 2.16 4 63.2 % 417,001 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 170
2035 681,584 0.66 % 4,415 -1,000 31.2 2.08 4 63.8 % 434,693 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 170
2040 699,860 0.53 % 3,655 -1,000 32.4 2.02 4 64.6 % 452,153 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 170
2045 714,358 0.41 % 2,900 -1,000 33.6 1.97 5 65.4 % 467,461 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 170
2050 725,519 0.31 % 2,232   34.6 1.93 5 66.2 % 480,037 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 171
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).

Suriname Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Suriname
Life Expectancy
72.79 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
14.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
16.1
(per 1,000 live births)
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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 Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Suriname (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 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.