Demographics of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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This article is about the demographic of the population of Saint Kitts and Nevis, including population density, ethnicity, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Census population and average annual growth rate
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1871 39,872 —    
1881 41,100 +0.30%
1891 44,000 +0.68%
1901 42,600 −0.32%
1911 39,200 −0.83%
1921 34,000 −1.41%
1946 41,200 +0.77%
1960 51,100 +1.55%
1970 4,488 −21.59%
1981 43,309 +22.89%
1991 40,613 −0.64%
2001 46,325 +1.32%
2011 —    
Source:[1]

Population[edit]

Demographics of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

According to the 2001 census the combined population of Saint Kitts and Nevis was 46,325 in 2001 (compared to 40,613 in 1991), of which 35,217 were in Saint Kitts and 11,108 in Nevis.[2] The estimated mid-year population of 2014 is 54,800 (medium fertility scenario of The 2012 Revision of the World Population Prospects).[3]

Vital statistics[edit]

Average population (x 1000)[4] Live births Deaths Natural change Crude birth rate (per 1000) Crude death rate (per 1000) Natural change (per 1000) Infant mortality rate[5]
1967 47 1 502 445 1 057 31.7 9.4 22.3
1968 46 1 348 443 905 29.1 9.5 19.5
1969 46 1 226 414 812 26.9 9.1 17.8
1970 45 1 156 488 668 25.8 10.9 14.9
1971 44 1 107 439 668 24.9 9.9 15.0
1972 44 1 236 541 695 27.9 12.2 15.7
1973 44 1 186 525 661 26.8 11.8 14.9
1974 44 1 143 510 633 25.8 11.5 14.3
1975 44 1 099 427 672 24.8 9.6 15.2
1976 44 1 320 476 844 29.9 10.8 19.1
1977 44 1 212 502 710 27.6 11.4 16.2
1978 44 1 059 466 593 24.2 10.7 13.6
1979 43 1 211 529 682 27.9 12.2 15.7
1980 43 1 170 493 677 27.1 11.4 15.7
1981 43 1 138 450 688 26.5 10.5 16.0
1982 43 1 307 503 804 30.6 11.8 18.8
1983 43 1 093 478 615 25.7 11.2 14.5
1984 42 1 115 481 634 26.4 11.4 15.0
1985 42 1 026 441 585 24.4 10.5 13.9
1986 42 1 007 461 546 24.2 11.1 13.1
1987 41 947 462 485 22.9 11.2 11.7
1988 41 944 465 479 23.0 11.3 11.7
1989 41 989 484 505 24.2 11.8 12.4
1990 41 966 452 514 23.7 11.1 12.6
1991 41 915 397 518 22.3 9.7 12.6
1992 41 841 386 455 20.3 9.3 11.0
1993 42 849 391 458 20.3 9.3 10.9
1994 42 909 400 509 21.5 9.4 12.0
1995 43 797 385 412 18.6 9.0 9.6
1996 43 833 472 361 19.2 10.9 8.3
1997 44 875 393 482 19.9 9.0 11.0
1998 44 865 390 475 19.5 8.8 10.7
1999 45 864 418 446 19.2 9.3 9.9
2000 46 838 357 481 18.4 7.8 10.6
2001 46 803 352 451 17.4 7.6 9.8
2002 47
2003 48
2004 48
2005 49 668 362 302 13.6 7.4 6.2 13.5
2006 50 662 373 289 13.3 7.5 5.8 21.1
2007 50 690 356 334 13.7 7.1 6.6 20.3
2008 51 709 376 333 13.9 7.4 6.5 14.1
2009 52 749 353 396 14.5 6.8 7.7 20.0
2010 52 656 346 310 12.5 6.6 5.9 18.3
2011 53

Ethnic groups[edit]

The population of Saint Kitts and Nevis, is predominantly black (92.7%) or mixed (2.2%).[2] 2.2% of the population is white and 1.9% East Indian. In 2001, sixteen people belonged to the Amerindian population (0.03% of the total population). The remaining 0.7% of the population includes people from the Middle East (0.05%) and Chinese (0.09%).

Languages[edit]

English is the country's official language, but the main spoken language is Saint Kitts Creole English.[6]

Religion[edit]

According to the 2001 census, 82.4% of the population of Saint Kitts and Nevis is considered Christian, 2.8% have a non-Christian religion and 5.2% have no religion or did not state a religion (3.2%).[2]

Anglicanism constitutes the largest religious group, with 20.6% of the population. Methodists are the second largest group (19.1%). The next largest group is the Pentecostals 8.2% of the population, followed by the Church of God (6.8%). 6.7% of the population are Roman Catholics. Other Christians include Moravians (5.5%), Baptists (4.8%), Seventh-day Adventists (4.7%), Evangelicals (2.6%), Brethren (1.8%), Jehovah's Witnesses (1.3%) and the Salvation Army (0.1%).

Other religious groups include the Rastafarian Movement (1.6% of the population), Muslims (0.3%), Hinduism (0.8%), and the Bahá'í Faith (0.04%).

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