Grenada Population, People, Languages and Religions

By | January 21, 2022

Grenada Country Overview

Where is Grenada located? Grenada is a small island belonging to the Antilles, or “Leeward Islands”. Despite its small size, Grenada is an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The time zone map, which divides the world into time zones along the lines of longitude, shows that Grenada belongs to a world time zone called “Atlantic Standard Time” (AST) with a time offset of 4 hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC ) are. This means that the clocks there are always 4 hours earlier than the official world clock. This remains the case all year round, since there is no time shift to daylight saving time in summer.

Grenada National Flag

Population Distribution

As of 2023, the latest population of Grenada is 113,094, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Total population 113,094
Population growth rate 0.38%
Birth rate 15.50 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall 73.55 years
Men 71.00 years
Women 76.35 years
Age structure
0-14 years 23.84%
15-64 years 65.85%
65 years and above 10.31%
Median age 30.40 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 1.02
Population density 328.76 residents per kmĀ²
Urbanization 40.70%
Ethnicities
predominantly African, 3% Indian, less than 1% European descent
Religions
Catholics (Roman Catholic) 53%, Anglicans 13.8%, Other Protestants 33.2%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.763
HDI ranking 78th out of 194

People in Grenada

The vast majority of Grenaders have African ancestry. They were once brought to the Caribbean from Africa as slaves. There is also a minority of Indians, around 2 percent of the total population. They are descendants of workers who brought the English into the country. Descendants of the British and French still live in Grenada, but there are only a few (0.4 percent). In addition, there are still very few descendants of the Caribs, the indigenous people of Grenada. It’s 0.12 percent.

Many young grenadiers leave their homeland to emigrate to other Caribbean islands or to the USA, Canada or Great Britain.

  • Children: Every woman in Grenada has an average of 2.1 children. With us, every woman has an average of 1.4 children. So the families are a bit bigger than ours.
  • City and country: Only 36 percent of the population live in cities.

Languages in Grenada

The official language in Grenada is English. However, many people speak the Grenada Creole language as their mother tongue. It is based on English, but the pronunciation is different and so is the vocabulary. About 10 percent of the population speak Antilles Creole, which is based on French. The descendants of the Indians also use some Indian words.

Religions in Grenada

The proportion of Catholics and Protestants is roughly the same at around 44 percent. So Christians are in the majority.