Before 1974, Lapathos was inhabited both by Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. In 1973, the population of Lapathos was an estimated 661: 435 Greek and 228 Turkish Cypriots. All Greek Cypriots were displaced the following year. Sometime later, Turkish nationals from Çarşamba were settled in Lapathos. As of 2011, it had a population of 514.