Population of Greenland 2017

Population

Current population of Greenland is 57,713 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Greenlander(s)
adjective: Greenlandic

Ethnic Groups

Inuit 88%, Danish and other 12% (2010 est.)

Languages

Greenlandic (East Inuit) (official), Danish (official), English

Religions

Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs

Age Structure

0-14 years: 21.11% (male 6,195/female 5,986)
15-24 years: 15.48% (male 4,506/female 4,429)
25-54 years: 41.21% (male 12,473/female 11,309)
55-64 years: 12.96% (male 4,112/female 3,370)
65 years and over: 9.24% (male 2,862/female 2,471) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 33.8 years
male: 35 years
female: 32.6 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

settlement concentrated on the southwest shoreline, with limited settlements scattered along the remaining coast; interior is uninhabited

Urbanization

urban population: 87.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.27% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

NUUK (capital) 17,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.26 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.15 male(s)/female
total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 72.4 years
male: 69.7 years
female: 75.2 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.99 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Physicians Density

1.73 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

8.2 beds/1,000 population (2014)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2015 est.)