Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population, People, Languages and Religions

By | January 21, 2022

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.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Flag

Population Distribution

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).

Total population 101,390
Population growth rate -0.22%
Birth rate 13.20 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 74.62 years
Men life expectancy 72.69 years
Women life expectancy 76.62 years
Age structure
0-14 years 20.87%
15-64 years 69.31%
65 years and above 9.82%
Median age 32.50 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 1.03
Population density 260.64 residents per kmĀ²
Urbanization 58.30%
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.