Hillsborough County Population 2021

The Hillsborough County population is 1,349,050 (latest US Census Bureau data). This makes it the fourth most populous county in Florida.

Located on the west coast of Florida, Hillsborough is home to the city of Tampa. It is the 12th largest county in Florida by area, and the 6th largest by population density.

Hillsborough County Florida Population Growth 2016

Largest cities in Hillsborough County

Tampa is the largest city in Hillsborough County and the third most populous city in Florida. In 2013 (latest available data) the population of Tampa was 347,645.

Tampa is nearly ten times as large as Plant City, the next largest city in Hillsborough County, which is home to just 36,697 people.

There are only three other cities or communities in Hillsborough County with a population of more than 5,000 people. They are Temple Terrace (pop: 25,179), Sun City Center (pop: 19,258) and Hunters Green (pop: 5,056).

Sun City Center is unusual in that it is an age-restricted community. Just 1.9% of the population of Sun City Center is aged under 44 years. It is also unusual in that the population is 98.96% white.

City namePopulation
Plant City36,697
Temple Terrace25,179
Sun City Center1o,258
Hunters Green5,056

Ethnicity / Race in Hillsborough County

According to 2015 data from the US Census Bureau, the largest single group in Hillsborough County is White non-Hispanic. In 2015 the White non-Hispanic population of Hillsborough County was 51.0%. This is a slight decrease compared to the 2010 census, when the population was 53.7% White non-Hispanic.

White non-Hispanic51.0%
Hispanic or Latino27.0%

Hispanic or Latino is the second largest group, with 27.0% – an increase from 24.9% in 2010.

Black or African American makes up the third group – its population of 17.7% is also an increase, up from 16.7% in 2010 – and Asian is the fourth group with 4.1% of the population, up from 3.4% in 2010.

In total, 15.1% of the people living in Hillsborough County were born outside of the US (2010 data).

Languages in Hillsborough County

English is the primary language in Hillsborough County, spoken by almost a quarter (74.59%) of residents at home.


Spanish (19.52%) is the only other language spoken by more than 1% of the population at home.

Other languages with a notable number of speakers are French Creole (0.56%) and Vietnamese (0.51%).

Economy and Income

Per capita income in Hillsborough County is $27,062. This is just below the US national average of $27,344.

US average$27,334

This makes Hillsborough the Florida county closest to the US national average.

Hillsborough County Population Density

Hillsborough is the 6th most densely populated county in Florida, with a 2015 population density of 1,323 people per square mile (511 people per km2).

By area, Hillsborough is Florida’s 12th largest county, with a total area of 1,051 square miles (2,722 km2).

Hillsborough County Population Growth

The population of Hillsborough County has been growing rapidly in recent years, and in fact the rate of population growth increased between 2000 and 2010 (from 19.8% in 2000 to 23.1% in 2010.

In the last year, population growth in Hillsborough was 2.33%. Based on current projections, population growth between 2010 and 2020 is likely to be slightly over 20%.

The table below lists the Hillsborough County population at the time of each census since it was founded in 1834.

Census YearPopulationPercentage Change

Further reading and sources

Unless otherwise noted, data in this article comes from the US Census Bureau, which provides a page detailing its latest estimates.

Other sites we recommend are the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research and the official Hillsborough County Government website.

Florida Counties by Population 2021

There are 67 counties in Florida. Their population ranges from 2,662,874 people (Miami-Dade County) all the way down to 8,314 people (Liberty County).

The table in this article contains a complete list of Florida counties by population.

It also contains information about the geographical area (size) of each county, its population density, and its per capita income.

Below the table there are sections providing explanations and more detail about the largest and smallest counties in Florida, the most densely populated county, plus the richest and poorest counties in Florida.

As well as articles about individual Florida counties, we also have a detailed article on the overall population of Florida which is updated every year with the latest data. We also have a detailed list of the largest cities in Florida.

Table of Florida Counties by Population

This table lists each county, sorted by population.

A number of counties are highlighted in red – you can click through to read more detailed articles about the number of people who live in these counties and their demographics.

Note: The table has population data from 2013. Where updated population data (e.g., from 2015) is available it has been used in the explanations below. Although the population totals may be slightly different, the rankings have not changed.

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Largest County in Florida by population

Miami-Dade County is the largest county in Florida by population. In 2015, its population was 2,693,117.

As well as being the largest county in Florida, Miami-Dade is the seventh largest county in the US,

Located at in South East Florida, Miami-Dade is of course home to the city of Miami, which is also the county seat (capital) of Miami-Dade.

It is home to 900,000 more people than the next most populous county in Florida, Broward County (1,780,172) and double Palm Beach (1,335,187) the third most populous county.

Largest County in Florida by area

Palm Beach County, located in Eastern Florida, is the largest county in Florida by area. Its 2,034 square miles put it slightly ahead of Collier County’s 2,026 square miles.

The two counties couldn’t be more different, however. Palm Beach packs 1.3 million people into its territory – almost four times as many as the 328 thousand people living in Collier County.

Smallest county in Florida

Liberty County is the smallest county in Florida by population. In the far north of the state, Liberty is home to just 8,331 people (2015 data).

The smallest state by area is Union County, also in North Florida. It has an area of just 240 square miles.

Most densely populated county in Florida

Pinellas County is the most densely populated county in Florida.

Despite being the second smallest county in Florida by area (280 square miles) Pinellas is Florida’s sixth largest county by population.

Squeezing 949,827 people into just 280 square miles gives Pinellas County a population density of 3,427 people per square mile.

Richest County in Florida

St Johns is the richest county in Florida, both in terms of per capita income ($36,836) and in terms of median household income ($64,876). (Data from 2009-2013 American Community Survey).

On a count of per capita income, St Johns is also the 87th richest county in the United States.

The county is a popular retirement spot, which goes some way towards explaining its relative wealth.

Poorest County in Florida

By contrast, the poorest county in Florida is Union County, in the north of the state. It has a per capita income of just $13,590.

This low per capita income places Union County in 3,111th place out of 3,143 counties in the US, making it one of the poorest places in the entire country.

Orange County, Florida, Population 2021

The Orange County, Florida, population is 1,288,126 (latest US Census Bureau data. This makes Orange County the fifth largest county in Florida by population and the 34th largest county in the US.

Note: This article is about Orange County, Florida and not its namesake Orange County, California.

Located in eastern Florida, Orange County. It is home to the city of Orlando, and is the fifth most densely populated county in Florida.

Orange County Florida Population Growth

Largest cities in Orange County, Florida

Orlando is the county seat, is the largest city in Orange County, with a population of 270,394.

Orlando is also the fourth largest city in Florida, and the 73rd largest city in the United States.

The only other city in Orange County with a population of more than 50,000 people is Alafaya, which had a population of 78,113 at the time of the 2010 census.

Ethnicity / Race in Orange County, Florida

White non-Hispanic (42.6%) is the largest single ethnic group in Orange County.

Hispanic or Latino (29.8%) is the second largest group, followed by Black (22.3%) and Asian (5.6%).

White non-Hispanic42.6%
Hispanic or Latino29.8%

Languages in Orange County, Florida

Just over two thirds (67.4%) of Orange County, Florida, residents speak English as their first language. A further 22.6% speak Spanish as their mother tongue.


Other first languages spoken in the county are French Creole (2.4%), Portuguese (1.2%), Vietnamese (0.9%) and Indian languages (0.8%).

Economy and income

Per capita income in Orange County is $25,490, putting it in 22nd place out of 67 counties in the state rankings.

This is slightly lower than the US average per capita income of $27,334.

US average$27,334

Orange County Population Density

Orange County is the fifth most densely populated county in Florida, with 1,249 people per square mile (482 people per km²).

In terms of area, Orange County is the 21st largest county in Florida. Its territory covers 1,003 square miles or 2,598km²).

Orange County Population Growth

Orange County’s population is growing rapidly. In the 20 years from 1990 to 2010 the number of people living in Orange County nearly doubled – from 677,491 people in 1990 to 1,145,956 people in 2010.

The table below lists the population of Orange County, Florida at the time of each US census.

Census YearPopulationPercentage change

Further reading and sources

Unless otherwise noted, data used in this article comes from the US Census Bureau.

Other resources we recommend this factsheet containing detailed statistics and the Orange County Government ‘Orange Stats’ website.

Miami-Dade Population 2021

The Miami-Dade County population is 2,693,117 (US Census Bureau Data 2015). This makes Miami-Dade the largest county in Florida by population, and the 7th largest county in the US.

Miami-Dade County is located on the coast, at the South-East tip of Florida. Despite being home to a grand total of 34 incorporated cities including Miami, the largest city in the county, Miami-Dade is only the fourth most densely populated county in Florida.

Miami-Dade County Population Growth

Largest cities in Miami-Dade County

Miami is the largest city in Miami-Dade County. It is also the second most populous city in Florida (click here to see a full list of Florida cities by population) and the 44th most populous city in the United States. Latest estimates from the US Census Bureau (2015) put the population of Miami at 441,003 people.

In total, there are 34 incorporated cities in the county of Miami-Dade. Only three have a population of more than 100,000 people – Miami (441,003), Hialeah (237,069) and Miami Gardens (113,187).

There are five other Miami-Dade cities with a population of more than 50,000 people – Miami Beach (92,312), Homestead (60,512) and North Miami (62,435), Doral (56,035) and Coral Gables (51,117).

CityPopulation (2015)
Miami Gardens113,187
Miami Beach92,312
North Miami62,435
Coral Gables51,117

Source: US Census Bureau American Fact Finder 2015.

Ethnicity / Race in Miami-Dade County

Unsurprisingly for a city so close to Cuba, Hispanic or Latino is the largest single ethnic or racial group in Miami-Dade. As of 1 July 2015, 66.8% of residents are reported to be Hispanic or Latino.

The second largest group in Miami-Dade is Black or African American (18.7%), followed by White non-Hispanic (14.4%). The percentage share of population for each of these groups is falling.

Hispanic or Latino66.8%
White non-Hispanic14.4%

More than half (54%) of Latinos in Miami are Cuban-Americans. A further 13% are from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic or Mexico and the remaining 32% are from elsewhere in Central or South America.

Elsewhere in Central or South America32%

More than half (52%) of the people who live in Miami-Dade were born outside of the USA.

Miami-Dade languages

Because of its high Hispanic and Latino population, almost two thirds of the population speaks Spanish as their mother tongue.

Census data from 2010 shows that 63.8% of people in Miami-Dade speak Spanish as their primary language, 28.1% speak English and 4.2% speak French Creole.

French Creole4.2%

Of those people in Miami-Dade whose first language is Spanish, more than half are not fluent in English. Almost all of the county’s English speakers are fluent only in English.

Economy and Income

Per capita income in Miami-Dade County is $22,957. This is lower than the US average of $27,334, and places Miami-Dade 33rd out of 67 in the Florida state rankings.

US average$27,334

Data on household income (2013) shows that each household earned on average $41,913. This puts Miami-Dade 242nd out of 263 US counties with a population of more than 250,000 people. Almost two-thirds of households earned less than a living income, demonstrating that poverty is an important issue in the county.

Miami-Dade County Population Density

Miami Dade is the third largest county in Florida by area, and the fourth most densely populated.

The county’s total area is 2,431 square miles (6,296 km²). This means that, as of 2015, 1,378.9 people live in each square mile – that’s 532 people per km².

MIami-Dade County Population Growth

Miami-Dade was founded (as Dade County) in 1840 and, almost immediately its population of 446 began to shrink. Between 1840 and 1860 it fell to just 83 people. This drop in the Miami-Dade County population is probably due in part to the ongoing conflict between the US Army and the Seminoles, known as the Seminole Wars, which were fought between 1816 and 1858.

Since then, however, growth has been steady – as high as 475% per decade in the late 19th century. Today growth hovers between 10-20% per decade.

The table below details the population of Miami-Dade county at the time of each US census.

Census YearPopulationPercentage change

Sources and Further Reading

Unless otherwise noted, data in this article about how many people live in Miami-Dade County comes from the US Census Bureau. Other resources we recommend are the Miami Dade government’s Regulatory and Economic Resources page and Miami Dade Matters, which is provided by the Health Council of South Florida.

Broward County Population 2021

The Broward County population is 1,896,425 (latest US Census Bureau Data).

Broward County is located in the state of Florida. It is the second largest county in Florida by population, and the 17th largest county in the US by population. It is also the second most densely populated county in the state, after Pinellas County.

Broward County Population Growth

The population in Broward County has been growing rapidly for many years, and if growth continues at the current rate it may pass 2 million by the time of the 2020 census.

There are six cities in Broward County with a population of more than 100,000 people and fifteen in total with a population of more than 50,000 people. The county is a part of the Miami metropolitan area, which includes Miami and its commuter cities.

Largest cities in Broward County

Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County and the 10th largest in Florida. In 2015 its population was an estimated 178,590. After a small drop in population during the 1980s, its population growth has been steadily increasing. By the time of the 2020 census, the county population is likely to pass 190,000.

Other cities with a population of more than 100,000 people are Pembroke Pines (pop: 162,329), Hollywood (pop: 146,526), Miramar (pop 130,288), Coral Springs (pop: 126,604 and Pompano Beach (pop: 104,410).

Here is a table listing cities in Broward County with a population of more than 50,000 people.

City namePopulation
Fort Lauderdale (2015)178,590
Pembroke Pines162,329
Coral Springs126,604
Pompano Beach104,410
Deerfield Beach78,041
Coconut Creek56,792

Note that all population data is from 2013, except for Fort Lauderdale which is from 2015. The 2013 population of Fort Lauderdale was 172,389.

Ethnicity / Race in Broward County

Broward County is one less than a hundred US counties where minority populations outnumber its white population.

As of 2015, White (non-Hispanic) remains the single largest single group within Broward County, comprising 38.8% of the population. Black (non-Hispanic) is the next largest group (29.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28.0%).

White non-Hispanic38.8%
Black non-Hispanic29.2%
Hispanic or Latino28.0%

Other groups include Asian (3.5%), two or more races (2.1%), American Indian / Alaska Native (0.4%) and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander (0.1%).

Economy and income

Per capita income in Broward County is $28,631. This is just above the US average ($27,334) and ranks Broward 12th highest in the state of Florida.

US average$27,334

Broward County Population Density

Broward County is the second most densely populated county in Florida, after Pinellas County.

Although Broward County is the second most populous county in Florida, it is only the is the 7th largest by area.

Its total area of 1,209 square miles (2,896km2) means that it has the Broward County population density in 2015 was 1,445 people per square mile (558 people per km2).

Broward County Population Growth

The table below lists the population of Broward County at the time of each census. The County was founded in 1915, so the first data available is from 1920.

Census YearPopulationPercentage change

Further reading and sources

Unless otherwise noted, data in this article comes from the US Census Bureau. A great deal of useful demographic information about Broward County and the State of Florida more generally can be found at the website of the Florida Office of Economic & Demographic Research.

Pinellas County Population 2021

The Pinellas County population is 949,827 (latest US Census Bureau data).

Pinellas County is located in the state of Florida. It is the 6th largest county in Florida by population, and the 51st largest county in the US. It the most densely populated county in the state. Although the population of Pinellas County dropped by 0.5% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses (from 921,482 people in 2000 to 916,542 people in 2010), population growth has returned in the past five years.

Pinellas County Population GrowthSince the 2010 census, the number of people who live in Pinellas County has grown to 949,827, which is an increase of 3.6%.

There are two major cities in Pinellas County – St Petersburg, with a population of 257,083 (2015 data) and Clearwater, the state capital, with a population of 107,685. Together they are a part of the wider Tampa Bay metropolitan area.

Largest cities in Pinellas County

St Petersburg is the largest city in Pinellas County – its 2015 population was 257,083. It is also the 5th largest city in the state of Florida, and the 80th largest city in the US.

Clearwater, the county seat, is the second largest city in Pinellas County and the 16th largest in Florida. In 2015 its population was 107,685 people.

Other major cities in Pinellas County are Largo (population 84,500), Pinellas Park (population 49,079) and Dunedin (population 35,321).

City namePopulation
St Petersburg257,083
Pinellas Park49,079

Together, St Petersburg and Clearwater are a part of the Tampa Bay Area, alongside the larger city of Tampa Bay (which is a part of Hillsborough County) and a number of smaller unincorporated cities such as Brandon.

Formally known by the US Census Bureau as the Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the area has a population of 4,310,524 million people (2010 census).

Ethnicity / Race in Pinellas County

According to the US Census Bureau (2015 data) , the largest ethnic group in the county is White non-Hispanic (74.9%). Other major groups are Black or African alone (11.0%), Hispanic or Latino (9.1%) and Asian alone (3.5%).

White non-Hispanic74.9%
Black or African alone11.0%
Hispanic or Latino9.1%
Asian alone3.5%

Just over one in ten (11.2%) of the people living in Pinellas County were born outside of America.

Economy and income

Pinellas County has an average per capita income of $28,742. This makes it the 11th richest county in Florida.

US average$27,334

Per capita income is just above the US average of $27,334.

Pinellas County Population Density

The total area of Pinellas County is 608 sq miles (1,57km2). This makes it the second smallest county in Florida by area.

However, Pinellas is the most densely populated county in Florida – it has a population density of 3,427 people per square mile (1,323 people per km2). This is more than twice the population density of Broward (1,445 people per square mile).

Pinellas County population growth

Pinellas County was founded in 1912, so the first census report is from 1920. This table lists the Pinellas County population at every census since then.

Census YearPopulationPercentage change

Further reading and Sources

Data used in this article comes from the US Census Bureau and the Pinellas County official Government website.

Bahamas Population 2021

The population of the Bahamas (2021) is 378,040. This makes the Bahamas the 169th largest country in the world by population.

The Bahamas is the 6th largest country in the Caribbean, although the territories of Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Martinique (administered by the USA and France) are each larger than the Bahamas.

Bahamas population chart

Nassau, the largest city in the Bahamas, is home to 70% of the population. In 2016 it was home to 274,400 people.

The Bahamas is a archipelago of islands in the Caribbean ,just off the east cost of Florida and the north east coast of Cuba. The island chain is divided into two – the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in the north west of the archipelago and the Turks and Caicos Islands in the south east.

How many people live in the Bahamas today?

The latest estimate for the population of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is 378,040 people. The estimate comes from the government’s Department of Statistics. This is an population increase of 4,400 people (1.18%) over the 2015 population of 373,630.

Between the last two censuses (2000 and 2010) the population grew by 47,850 or 15.8%. On average, growth over the decade was 1.6% per annum.

Although the population of the Bahamas has been growing for decades, the rate of growth has slowed gradually over the years, as you can see in the population table below.

Census YearPopulationPercentage changeAverage annual change

Population growth is not consistent across the Bahamas. While the population in some islands is increasing (the number of people living on Exuma island increased by 94% between 2000 and 2010) it is decreasing on a number of other islands.

Largest cities in the Bahamas

Nassau is the largest city in the Bahamas. In 2016 its population was 274,400 people. Located on the island of New Providence and its smaller neighbour Paradise Island, Nassau operates as both the capita city and the commercial hub of the Bahamas.

Almost three quarters of the entire Bahamas population lives in Nassau, which as a result dominates the country’s political, cultural and economic life.

The next largest cities in the Bahamas are both on the island of Grand Bahama – just off the coast of Florida in the United States. Lucaya has a population of 46,525 people and Freeport has a population of 26,910.


Ethnic groups

Just over nine in ten people (90.6%) in the Bahamas reported in the 2010 census that they were Black. The next largest ethnic groups are white (4.7%), white and black (2.1%), other (1.9%) and unspecified (0.7%).

White and Black2.1%

17.3% of the people living in the Bahamas are citizens of another country. Just under 40,000 (64.4%) are from nearby Haiti. Another 9.2% are from Jamaica and 7.2% are US citizens.

The Bahamas were originally inhabited by the Lucayan people. In just two years between 1509 and 1511, the Spanish transported almost the entire population of the islands (approximately 40,000 people) to Hispaniola, mostly to be used as slaves on neighbouring islands. By 1520 the Bahamas had been entirely depopulated and they remained uninhabited for 130 years.


The largest single religion in the Bahamas is Christianity, which is followed by 94.9% of the population.

Seven in ten (69.9%) Bahamians are members of a Protestant Church, 12% are Roman Catholic, and 13% belong to another Christian denomination.

Bahamians with no religion make up 1.9% of the population, and a further 2.6% did not specify their religion. Only 0.6% of the population reports that they are a member of a non-Christian religion.

Not specified2.6%
No religion1.9%
Other religion0.7%

The largest of the Protestant churches in the Bahamas is the Baptist Church 34.9%. Other major Protestant denominations in the Bahamas include Anglican (13.7%), Pentecostal (8.9%), Seventh Day Adventist (4.4%), and Methodist (3.6%).

Seventh Day Adventist4.4%


English is the official language of the Bahamas and is widely spoken, particularly in formal settings. Bahamian Creole, which is derived from English and a number of other languages is also widely spoken, most commonly in less formal settings.

Many of the Haitian immigrants (around 40,000 people) also speak Haitian Creole.

No accurate statistics on the number of people who speak each language is available.

Population density

The total area of the Bahamas is 13,878 km² or 5,358 m².

Taking the 2016 population of 378,040 and dividing it by the area provides us with a population density of 27.24 people per km² or 70.56 people per m².

Literacy rate

The Bahamas literacy rate is 95.5% for adults (15 and over), increasing to 97.3% for young adults (15-24 years). (2003 data).

Adults (15 and over)95.5%
Young adults (15-24 years)97.3%

Life expectancy

Bahamas life expectancy in 2015 was 72.2 years. Life expectancy for women was 74.4 years and life expectancy for men was 69.8 years.

Overall life expectancy72.2 years
Female life expectancy74.4 years
Male life expectancy69.8 years

Bahamas population pyramid

Bahamas Population Pyramid 2016


Unless otherwise noted, data in this article comes from the report of the latest (2010) Bahamas census. Click here for a PDF copy of the report. Other related data can be found on the Bahamas Government Department of Statistics website.

Grenada Population 2021

The latest estimate of the Grenada population in 2021 is 103,328. Grenada is the 180th largest country in the world and the 10th largest country in the Caribbean. St George is the largest city in Grenada. It has a population of 36,823.

How many people live in Grenada today

Accurate data about the population of Grenada is difficult to find. The latest official estimate from the Grenadian government, in its 2014 Labour Force survey, puts the population at 109,597.

A census was conducted in 2011. Although the full results have not yet been released, a preliminary count indicated that the population in 2011 was 103,328 (see page 11 of the linked report). This marked an increase in population of just 191 (0.19%) people over the 10 years since the 2001 census, or 0.02% per annum.

Given the low growth rate in the preceding ten years, the 2014 estimate should be taken with caution. Because of this we have kept our estimate of the population of Grenada at 103,328.

YearPopulation% Change

The table above shows the population of Grenada at the time of each census.

Largest cities in Grenada

St George is the largest city in Grenada, as well as the island’s capital city. In 2011, the population of St George was 36,823.

St George’s population grew rapidly from 29,369 in 1981 to 37,058 in 2001, but since then the number of people living in the capital has fallen slightly to 36,823.

Major parishes in Grenada include St Andrew (pop: 25,722), St David (pop: 12,561) and St Patrick (pop: 10,980). Here is a full list.

St George36,823
St Andrew25,722
St David12,561
St Patrick10,980
St John7,802
St Mark4,086


Ethnic groups in Grenada

The largest ethnic group in Grenada is people of African descent. They made up 89.4% of the population at the time of the 2001 census (latest available data).

The other groups of notable size (more than 1%) are mixed ethnicity (8.2%) and East Indian (1.6%).

Only 125 people (0.1% of population) reported that they were Carib, the indigenous peoples that inhabited the islands before Europeans arrived.

Ethnic GroupNumberPercentage
African descent92,18289.38%
East Indian1,6621.61%
Indigenous people1250.12%

Religion in Grenada

Roman Catholicism is the largest religion in Grenada. In 2001, 44.6% of Grenadians reported that they were Catholic. Other major Christian religions in Grenada are Anglican (11.5%), Pentecostal (11.3%) and Seventh Day Adventist (10.5%).

Roman Catholic44.6%
Seventh Day Adventist10.5%

Nearly four thousand people (3.6%) reported that they had no religion. Men were more than twice as likely than women to report they had no religion (5.15% male and 2.09% female).

Non-Christian religions in Grenada include Rastafarianism (1.7%) and Islam (0.3%) and Hindu (0.2%). Just over one in twenty people (5.7%) reported that they belonged to another religion not listed on the census form.

Language in Grenada

English is the official language of Grenada, but accurate data is not available on the number of people in Grenada who speak English.

Grenadian Creole is widely spoken in the islands. Again, accurate data is not available, but Ethnologue estimates that around 89,000 people speak Grenadian Creole English.

A French variant of Grenadian Creole also exists – the island was a French colony from 1649 until 763 when it was captured by the British during the Seven Years’ War. Ethnologue estimates that around 2,300 people in Grenada speak Grenadian Creole French, which is a variant of St Lucian Creole French. Its usage is in decline and it is classified as a threatened language.

Population density in Grenada

Grenada is the 45th most densely populated country or territory in the world.

The island of Grenada covers an area of 348.5 km², or 825.2 m². Dividing the 2011 population of 103,328 by the area gives a population density of 300 people per km² or 777 people per m².

Greanadan literacy rate

The literacy rate in Grenada is 96%.

Grenada population pyramid

grenada population pyramid 2016

More men than women

Grenada is unusual in that there are more men in Grenada than women. According to the Grenadian government, in 2011 there were 52,651 males and 50,677 females. They attribute this to a higher number of male births than female and also to emigration from the island.


Unless otherwise stated above, data in this article comes from the 2001 Grenada census. Other than a few preliminary results, data from the 2011 census was not available at the time of writing (August 2016).

North Korea population (2021)

The latest UN estimate puts the population of North Korea at 25,549,604 people.

The last official North Korean Government data comes from the 2008 North Korean census which recorded a population of 24,052,231 people.

Today, North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea) is the 51st largest country in the world and the 22nd largest country in Asia.

North Korea’s population is roughly half the size of South Korea, which has a population of just over 50 million people.

Population growth in North Korea

Population growth in North Korea has slowed dramatically in recent years. After holding at above 2% per year until the 1990s, the growth rate has fallen to just 0.5% per annum in 2015.

North Korea population by year chart

(Note the large gaps from 1963-1993 and 1993-2008. These are due to lack of data about the population of North Korea, and make growth seem stronger than it actually was.)

There are a number of reasons for this slowing population growth rate including increasing urbanisation, delayed marriage, a high proportion of men among the young North Korean population and, perhaps most importantly in recent years, the impact of famine in North Korea.

Between 1994 and 1998 famine in North Korea was estimated to have killed between 300,000 and 800,000 people every year. Malnutrition would have also reduced birth rates throughout the country and slowed the growth of the North Korean population.

Ethnic groups in North Korea

Korea is perhaps the most ethnically homogenous country in the world today.

The 2008 census reported that, of the 23,349,859 people who answered the census question about their nationality, 23,349,326 reported that they were Korean.

That leaves just 533 respondents who reported that they were of another nationality.

Interestingly almost all of the of the 533 non-Koreans were women. Only 58 were male, set against 475 females. Additionally, almost all (453 of 533) of the non-Koreans were aged 50 years or older.

(See table 5, 2008 North Korean census).

Religion in North Korea

Officially all North Koreans are guaranteed freedom of religion in the constitution. This protection doesn’t always translate to reality, however, as evidenced by the note in the 2008 census (see table 37) which reports that there are just 103 religious professionals working in North Korea today.

There are no official statistics on religion in North Korea, and the majority of the population is thought to be non-religious, either atheist or agnostic.

The main religions in North Korea are Korean Shamanism and Cheondoism. There is thought to also be a small number of Christians and Buddhists in North Korea.


Some argue that the Juche ideology – which stresses self-reliance and venerates North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung and his successors – has taken on aspects of a religion, and could be considered to be North Korea’s dominant religion.

North Korea languages

The official state language is Korean. As is to be expected from such an ethnically homogeneous nation, Korean is spoken by virtually everyone in North Korea.

The Korean spoken in North Korea is very similar to the Korean spoken in South Korea, although the two languages have diverged slightly in the 60 years since the two countries separated. The largest difference is that South Korea has adopted many Western words that have not been adopted in North Korea.

Pronunciation is also different between the two countries, as North Korean pronunciation is based on the Pyongyang dialect, whereas South Korean pronunciation is based on the Seoul dialect.

Largest cities in North Korea

The population of Pyongyang is 3,255,288 people (2008 data). This makes the capital the largest city in North Korea by some distance.

The only other cities in North Korea with a population of more than half a million people are Hamhung (768,551) and Chongjin (667,929).

Here is a list of the ten largest cities in North Korea.

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Education and literacy rate

Education in North Korea is state organised and funded, and attendance at school is compulsory for all children over the age of five.

Continuing adult education is also compulsory, and often takes the form of small study groups and practical, work-focused study.

North Korea also has a number of more traditional universities. The most prestigious is considered to be Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang which is host to 16,000 students.

The official literacy rate in North Korea is almost 100%. Of the 20,495,407 people aged over 10 years, only 326 are judged to be illiterate.

Rather unusually for a country in the region, over 99.9% of all North Koreans over 80 years of age are literate.

Although the official North Korean literacy data is likely to have been exaggerated, the country’s well regarded universal education system means that the real literacy rate is probably not all that far off 99%.

Other North Korean demographic data

Data in this section is, unless otherwise noted, drawn from the CIA Factbook, and is from 2015.

Sex ratio

The sex ratio at birth in North Korea is 1.05 male(s) to every female. This is very similar to the global average of 1.07 male(s) to every female at birth.

North Korea sex ratio at birth1.05 male(s)/female
Global average sex ratio at birth1.07 male(s)/female

The total sex ratio across all ages is 0.94 male(s) to every female, which is lower than the global average of 1.01 males(s) to every female.

North Korea total sex ratio0.94 male(s)/female
Global average total sex ratio1.01 male(s)/female

The extremely low ratio of 0.53 male(s) to every female aged 65 or over can largely be attributed to the death toll in the Korean War.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy in North Korea is much lower than in South Korea. The average North Korean can expect to live 70 years. This compares with an average life expectancy of 82 years in South Korea.

North Korea life expectancy70 years
South Korea life expectancy82 years

Life expectancy for North Korean males is 66 years, and life expectancy for North Korean females is 74 years.

Male life expectancy66 years
Female life expectancy74 years

Median age

The median age in North Korea is 33.6 years. For men, the median age is 32.0 years and for women it is 35.2 years.

Median Age33.6 years
Male Median Age32.0 years
Female Median Age35.2 years

Birth and death rate

The birth rate in North Korea is 14.52 births / 1,000 population. The death rate is 9.21 deaths / 1,000 population.

Birth Rate14.52 births per 1,000 population
Death Rate9.21 deaths per 1,000 population

Fertility rate

The fertility rate in North Korea is 1.97 children per woman. This is below the replacement rate of 2.33 children per woman, but still considerably higher than the fertility rate in South Korea, which is 1.2 children per woman.

North Korea fertility rate1.97 children per woman
South Korean fertility rate1.2 children per woman
Replacement fertility rate2.33 children per woman

North Korea population pyramid

Here is a North Korean population pyramid.

North Korea population pyramid 2016

Note the low ratio of male to female among older North Koreans, which is in large part due to the Korean War.

North Korea population by year

Here is a table listing the population of North Korea by year.

There are large gaps between years because the North Korean government only published population data on a very irregular basis. In particular there are large gaps between 1963 and 1993 and between 1993 and 2008.

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Canada Female MPs

In 2015, Canada elected a record 88 women. This article breaks that total down, looking at how many women were elected from each province/territory and each political party.

Canada Female MPs by Province

Although 2015 may have seen the highest number of female MPs ever elected in Canada (surpassing the previous high-water mark of 77 set in 2011 by more than 15) that’s still a long way off where it should be if you look at the number of women in the general population of Canada.

To put things into a little bit of context, although Canada has roughly the same proportion of female MPs as the average European country, and slightly more than in the USA, it still only ranks 50th in the world. In Rwanda, for example, 64% of all MPs are women.

Female MPs by Province and Territory

Breaking down the percentage of female MPs elected by each Canadian Province or Territory shows some wide differences between different parts of the country. The map of Canada above gives a quick overview, and the table below gives more detailed statistics.

Newfoundland and Labrador comes closest to matching the general population. Of the seven MPs elected in Canada’s far east, four were men and three were women. At the other end of the scale Prince Edward Island and Canada’s three territories, elected seven men to fill their seven seats in Parliament.

These are all relatively small provinces and territories, though and Canada’s larger provinces don’t quite hit the same extremes. Even so, Ontario (32%) still has more than twice as many female MPs as Alberta (15%).

RankProvince/Territory% Female MPsTotal MPsFemale MPsMale MPs
1Newfoundland & Labrador42.9%734
3New Brunswick30.0%1037
4=British Columbia28.6%421230
9Nova Scotia9.1%11110
10=Prince Edward Island0.0%404
10=Northwest Territories0.0%101

Female MPs in Canada by Party

When it comes to major political parties, the Green Party technically has the highest proportion of female MPs in Canada’s 42nd Parliament – but with just the one MP, that could be a statistical outlier.

Among major parties, the New Democrats lead the way in Parliament – 40.9% of their MPs (18 of 44 MPs) are women and 42.8% of their candidates were women. They’re followed by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, with 27.1%, Bloc Quebecois with 20% and the Conservatives with 17.1%.

Green Party1 of 1 MPs
New Democrats18 of 44 MPs
Liberal50 of 184 MPs
Bloc Quebecois2 of 10 MPs
Conservative17 of 99 MPs

Another way to look at it is to consider the proportion of female candidates that each party put forward. There the picture is similar, but it’s interesting to see that each party (except the Green Party) selected a higher proportion of female candidates than were eventually elected MPs.

New Democrats145 of 338 candidates
Green Party135 of 336 candidates
Bloc Quebecois22 of 78 candidates
Liberal105 of 338 candidates
Conservative66 of 338 candidates

Although the New Democrats top this table (43%), Canada’s two major parties don’t excel. Although the Liberals hover around the average (27% of their candidates were women) just 17% of Conservative candidates were women.

Sources and Further Reading

This article was compiled using the Parliament of Canada website’s register of members. They also have comprehensive data on women who have stood for or been elected to the Canadian Senate and House since 1867.

Shortly after the election, CBC published a detailed analysis ‘50% population, 25% representation, Why the Parliamentary gender gap?’

The National Library of Canada has more detail on the history of women in Canadian legislatures, including biographies of the first female MP in Canada (Agnes Macphail), the first female Canadian Senator (Cairine Wilson), the first female Prime Minister (Kim Campbell) and the first woman elected in each of Canada’s Provincial Legislatures.

Equal Voice is an organisation dedicated to electing more women in Canada – not just in Parliament but in provincial and local elections as well.