French Guiana Population clock (live)

20-08-2018 11:57:26
292,752
Current population
146,550
Current male population (50.1%)
146,202
Current female population (49.9%)
4,763
Births this year
11
Births today
577
Deaths this year
1
Deaths today
872
Net migration this year
2
Net migration today
5,059
Population growth this year
12
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of French Guiana


Current population (as of Monday, August 20 2018)
292,740
Total area
90,000 km2 (34,749 mi2)
Population density
3.3 per km2 (8.4 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.00 (146,550 men to 146,202 women)
Median age
24.5 years
Life expectancy
75.9 years (72.8 - men, 80.1 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

French Guiana population 2018

During 2018 French Guiana population is projected to increased by 7,975 people and reach 295,668 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 6,600. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1,375 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into French Guiana (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of French Guiana population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of French Guiana will be increased by 22 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of French Guiana 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of French Guiana was estimated to be 287,693 people. This is an increase of 2.77 % (7,760 people) compared to population of 279,933 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 6,422. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1,338. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1,000 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for French Guiana population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

French Guiana population density

French Guiana population density is 3.2 people per square kilometer (8.3/mi2) as of August 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of French Guiana divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of French Guiana. The total area of French Guiana is 90,000 km2 (34,749 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in French Guiana

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Christianity247,07384.4
Religiously Unaffiliated9,9533.4
Hinduism4,6841.6
Islam2,6350.9
Other1,7560.6

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, August 20 2018).

French Guiana age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates French Guiana had the following population age distribution:

18.5 64.7 16.8

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the French Guiana population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "French Guiana age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in French Guiana is 54.5 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in French Guiana must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in French Guiana is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in French Guiana is 28.6 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in French Guiana is 25.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "French Guiana age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for French Guiana is 75.9 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 72.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 80.1 years.

French Guiana historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

French Guiana population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195125,863N/A %
195226,5712.74 %
195327,1792.29 %
195427,7242.01 %
195528,2411.86 %
195628,7631.85 %
195729,3261.96 %
195829,9612.17 %
195930,6992.46 %
196031,5662.82 %
196132,5803.21 %
196233,7513.59 %
196335,0723.91 %
196436,5254.14 %
196538,0904.28 %
196639,7584.38 %
196741,5304.46 %
196843,3764.44 %
196945,2334.28 %
197047,0434.00 %
197148,7773.69 %
197250,4453.42 %
197352,0753.23 %
197453,7023.12 %
197555,3713.11 %
197657,1093.14 %
197758,9363.20 %
197860,9053.34 %
197963,1063.61 %
198065,6263.99 %
198168,5004.38 %
198271,7214.70 %
198375,3255.03 %
198479,3975.41 %
198584,0015.80 %
198689,1916.18 %
198794,9596.47 %
1988101,1026.47 %
1989107,2456.08 %
1990113,0225.39 %
1991118,2344.61 %
1992122,8843.93 %
1993127,1203.45 %
1994131,1723.19 %
1995135,2943.14 %
1996139,5883.17 %
1997144,0383.19 %
1998148,7503.27 %
1999153,9823.52 %
2000159,9633.88 %
2001166,8544.31 %
2002174,6664.68 %
2003183,1024.83 %
2004191,6144.65 %
2005199,6524.19 %
2006206,8983.63 %
2007213,3423.11 %
2008219,2102.75 %
2009224,8852.59 %
2010230,7632.61 %
2011237,0552.73 %
2012243,7452.82 %
2013250,7302.87 %
2014257,8752.85 %
2015265,0362.78 %
2016272,3832.77 %
2017279,9332.77 %
2018287,6932.77 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.