Population of Curacao 2017

Population

Current population of Curacao is 149,648 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Curacaoan
adjective: Curacaoan; Dutch

Ethnic Groups

Afro-Caribbean majority; Dutch, French, Latin American, East Asian, South Asian, Jewish minorities

Languages

Papiamento (official) (a creole language that is a mixture of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, and, to a lesser extent, French, as well as elements of African languages and the language of the Arawak) 81.2%, Dutch (official) 8%, Spanish 4%, English (official) 2.9%, other 3.9% (2001 census)

Religions

Roman Catholic 72.8%, Pentecostal 6.6%, Protestant 3.2%, Adventist 3%, Jehovah’s Witness 2%, Evangelical 1.9%, other 3.8%, none 6%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 20% (male 15,274/female 14,661)
15-24 years: 14.33% (male 11,170/female 10,280)
25-54 years: 36.87% (male 27,152/female 28,029)
55-64 years: 13.69% (male 8,862/female 11,620)
65 years and over: 15.1% (male 9,270/female 13,330) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 52.4
youth dependency ratio: 28.7
elderly dependency ratio: 23.6
potential support ratio: 4.2 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 36 years
male: 33.3 years
female: 39.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

13.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

8.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

largest concentration on the island is Willemstad; smaller settlements near the coast can be found throughout the island, particularly in the northwest

Urbanization

urban population: 89.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.73% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

WILLEMSTAD (capital) 145,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.76 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
total population: 0.92 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 78.3 years
male: 76 years
female: 80.7 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.04 children born/woman (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Major Infectious Disease

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Education Expenditures

4.9% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 19 years (2013)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 29.7%
male: NA
female: NA (2015 est.)