Saint Vincent Country Overview
Where is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines located? The island of St. Vincent is located in the Caribbean and was a British colony. A few years ago, the island gained independence. Despite its location in the Caribbean, the island is in a different time zone on the time zone map than many other areas of the Caribbean. This world time zone is called “Eastern Standard Time”. On the island of St. Vincent there is therefore a time shift of -5 hours to the coordinated weather time. This difference to the world clock remains stable throughout the year, since there is no change in summer time.
As of 2023, the latest population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 101,390, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||-0.22%|
|Birth rate||13.20 births per 1,000 people|
|Overall life expectancy||74.62 years|
|Men life expectancy||72.69 years|
|Women life expectancy||76.62 years|
|65 years and above||9.82%|
|Median age||32.50 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.03|
|Population density||260.64 residents per km²|
|66% African, 19% European-African, 5.5% Indian, 3.5% European, 2% indigenous descent (Caribs)|
|Anglicans 47%, Methodists 28%, Catholics (Roman Catholic) 13%, Seventh-Day Adventists, Hindus, other Protestants|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.728|
|HDI ranking||94th out of 194|
People in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Most of the residents have African ancestors who were once brought here as slaves. You have dark skin. There are also 6 percent Indians in the country. They are descendants of workers who brought the British into the country after slavery was abolished. Whites are a minority of around 4 percent. In addition, there are still 2 percent island Caribs, the original residents.
Only nine of the islands are inhabited. They are St. Vincent, Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St. Vincent and Palm Island.
Languages in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The official language is English. It is used on television, in newspapers, at school, or in government offices. In everyday life, however, most of the residents speak a Creole language, Vincent Creole. It is based on the English.
Religions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
80 percent of the population are Protestants, 11 percent are Catholics.