Saint Kitts and Nevis Population, People, Languages and Religions

By | January 21, 2022

Saint Kitts and Nevis Country Overview

Where is Saint Kitts and Nevis located? The Caribbean archipelago of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations independent of the United States. The federal island group is also a member of the UN. Because of its geographic location, Saint Kitts and Nevis is part of the Lesser Antilles and is also on the time zone map in the same world time zone as other Caribbean islands. The time zone is called “Atlantic Standard Time” and has a time offset of -4 hours to the coordinated world time. UTC-4 is the standard difference here, as there is no changeover to daylight saving time.

Saint Kitts and Nevis National Flag

Population Distribution

As of 2023, the latest population of Saint Kitts and Nevis is 53,821, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Total population 53,821
Population growth rate 0.67%
Birth rate 13.20 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 75.07 years
Men life expectancy 72.67 years
Women life expectancy 77.50 years
Age structure
0-14 years 20.09%
15-64 years 70.88%
65 years and above 9.03%
Median age 34.00 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 1.00
Population density 206.21 residents per kmĀ²
Urbanization 32.20%
90% African, 5% European-African, 3% Indian-Pakistani, 1% European descent
Anglicans, Other Protestants, Catholics (Roman Catholic)
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.777
HDI ranking 73rd out of 194

People in Saint Kitts and Nevis

About 54,000 people live in St. Kitts and Nevis, of which about 39,000 on St. Kitts and 15,000 on Nevis. Most are of African descent. Their ancestors were brought in as slaves by Europeans after exterminating the original Carib population. You should work on the sugar cane plantations there.

The majority of the residents of St. Kitts and Nevis live in village areas, with around 30 percent living in the two cities of Basseterre and Charlestown.

Languages in Saint Kitts and Nevis

English is spoken in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Religions in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Because the islands belonged to Great Britain for a long time, many residents belong to the Anglican Church and are therefore Christians. The second largest faith group are the Methodists.