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Population in St Kitts & Nevis
 
 
 

General

The population of St Kitts & Nevis in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 39,000, which placed it as number 186 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 9% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 30% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 98 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is -0.30%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 40,000. The population density in 2002 was 108 per sq km (281 per sq mi), with the density of St Kitts twice that of Nevis.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 34% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. Basseterre, the capital on St Kitts, had a metropolitan population of 12,000 in that year. Charlestown is the largest urban settlement on Nevis. According to the UN, the population growth rate in urban areas for 2000-2005 was 0.5%.

Overview

Population : 40,131 (July 2010 est.)
Age structure : 0-14 years: 26.3% (male 5,397/female 5,138)
15-64 years: 65.9% (male 13,231/female 13,196)
65 years and over: 7.9% (male 1,326/female 1,843) (2010 est.)
Median age

: total: 31.5 years
male: 31.5 years
female: 31.5 years (2010 est.)
Population growth rate : 0.847% (2010 est.)
Birth rate : 17.67 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
Death rate : 8.05 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
Net migration rate : -1.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
Urbanisation : urban population: 32% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanisation: 1.4% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio : at birth: 1.061 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
Infant mortality rate : total: 13.94 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 15.66 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
Life expectancy at birth : total population: 73.2 years
male: 70.33 years
female: 76.25 years (2010 est.)
Total fertility rate : 1.79 children born/woman (2010 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate : NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS : NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths : NA
Nationality : noun: Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s)
adjective: Kittitian, Nevisian
Ethnic groups : predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese
Religions : Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
Languages : English
Literacy : definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 97.8%
male: NA
female: NA (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) : total: 12 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2005)
Education expenditures : 9.3% of GDP (2005)
 

 
 

 



 


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