Population of Antigua and Barbuda 2021

As of 2021, the latest population of Antigua and Barbuda is 98,179, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Population Distribution

Total population 98,179
Population growth rate 1.18%
Birth rate 15.70 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 75.91 years
Men life expectancy 73.85 years
Women life expectancy 78.07 years
Age structure
0-14 years 22.91%
15-64 years 68.76%
65 years and above 8.32%
Median age 31.40 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 0.90
Population density 221.62 residents per kmĀ²
Urbanization 37.70%
Ethnicities
African descent 87.3%, mixed 4.7%, Hispanic 2.7%, white 1.6%, other 2.7%, unspecified 0.9% (2011)
Religions
Anglicans, other Protestants 73.7%; Catholics (Roman Catholic) 10.8%; Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.3%; Other 14.3%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.776
HDI ranking 74th out of 194

People in Antigua and Barbuda

Most of Antigua and Barbuda’s 96,000 residents live in Antigua. Only about 1800 people live on Barbuda. The majority of the population, around 92 percent, are black. Their ancestors were brought here as slaves from Africa. Besides them there are some whites and asians.

Languages in Antigua and Barbuda

Because the islands were part of Great Britain for a long time, English is spoken here. However, many residents speak a Creole language, the Antigua Creole language. It came about when the African slaves learned English and brought in their own pronunciation and their own words. For example, while English says “I am not going”, Creole says: “Me nah go.” The word for child is pickney, by the way.

Religions in Antigua and Barbuda

Most of the residents belong to a Christian church, 73 percent are Protestants, 10 percent Catholics.

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