Population of Virgin Islands 2017

Population

Current population of Virgin Islands is 107,268 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Virgin Islander(s) (US citizens)
adjective: Virgin Islander

Ethnic Groups

black 76%, white 15.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 4.9%, mixed 2.1%

note: 17.4% self-identify as latino (2010 est.)

Languages

English 71.6%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 17.2%, French or French Creole 8.6%, other 2.5% (2010 est.)

Religions

Protestant 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%), Roman Catholic 34%, other 7%

Age Structure

0-14 years: 20.41% (male 11,220/female 10,671)
15-24 years: 11.19% (male 5,853/female 6,154)
25-54 years: 37.07% (male 18,587/female 21,182)
55-64 years: 13.78% (male 6,967/female 7,812)
65 years and over: 17.55% (male 8,618/female 10,204) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 60.8
youth dependency ratio: 32.8
elderly dependency ratio: 28
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 45.6 years
male: 45.9 years
female: 45.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.3% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-7.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

while overall population density throughout the islands is relatively low, concentrations appear around Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and Christiansted on St. Croix

Urbanization

urban population: 95.6% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.08% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

CHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.82 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.87 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 80 years
male: 77 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.08 children born/woman (2017 est.)

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: 96.4% of population
rural: 96.4% of population
total: 96.4% of population

unimproved
urban: 3.6% of population
rural: 3.6% of population
total: 3.6% of population (2015 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)