Belize Population: 395,006

Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. The Country has a Caribbean seashore line on the east and dense jungle on the west. Belize has the lowest population in Central America. The Country has a diverse culture and languages that shows its rich culture. Belmopan is the capital city of Belize. The Country also shares its border with Mexico in northwest and Guatemala on the south. Belize has a rich marine life because of the Country’s massive Barrier Reef and Islands called Cayes.

The largest city in Belize by Population

Belize City is the largest city in Belize in terms of population. Belize City has a population of around 61,461 people. Other largest cities of Belize in the population are San Ignacio, Orange Walk, and Belmopan. Belize is the 177 largest populated countries in the world.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Belize City 61,461
San Ignacio 16,812
Orange Walk 15,298
Belmopan 13,381

Belize Population History

The current population of Belize as of Feb 2020 is 394,935. The population density of Belize is 77 per km square. The population density of Belize is the lowest in the Latin American countries. Around 46.1 percent of the nation’s population lives in an urban area.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 397,628 1.86% 7,275 1,200 25.5 2.32 17 46.10% 183,182 0.01% 7,794,798,739 177
2019 390,353 1.90% 7,282 1,200 24 2.53 17 45.90% 178,983 0.01% 7,713,468,100 177
2018 383,071 1.94% 7,302 1,200 24 2.53 17 45.60% 174,871 0.01% 7,631,091,040 178
2017 375,769 2.00% 7,369 1,200 24 2.53 16 45.50% 170,857 0.00% 7,547,858,925 179
2016 368,400 2.07% 7,467 1,200 24 2.53 16 45.30% 166,945 0.00% 7,464,022,049 179
2015 360,933 2.28% 7,694 1,519 23.7 2.58 16 45.20% 163,139 0.00% 7,379,797,139 179
2010 322,464 2.59% 7,733 1,744 21.9 2.84 14 45.10% 145,456 0.00% 6,956,823,603 179
2005 283,800 2.79% 7,297 1,159 20.3 3.35 12 45.20% 128,360 0.00% 6,541,907,027 180
2000 247,315 3.63% 8,070 2,382 19.2 3.85 11 45.40% 112,275 0.00% 6,143,493,823 181
1995 206,963 1.99% 3,882 -1,802 18.4 4.35 9 46.40% 96,084 0.00% 5,744,212,979 182
1990 187,552 2.61% 4,526 -1,081 17.9 4.7 8 47.50% 89,021 0.00% 5,327,231,061 182
1985 164,921 2.73% 4,153 -1,066 17.2 5.4 7 48.40% 79,853 0.00% 4,870,921,740 182
1980 144,155 1.58% 2,179 -2,708 16.4 6.2 6 49.40% 71,175 0.00% 4,458,003,514 185
1975 133,260 1.75% 2,216 -2,133 16 6.25 6 50.20% 66,858 0.00% 4,079,480,606 182
1970 122,182 2.86% 3,213 -591 16.3 6.35 5 51.00% 62,268 0.00% 3,700,437,046 180
1965 106,119 2.88% 2,811 -484 16.5 6.45 5 52.50% 55,692 0.00% 3,339,583,597 180
1960 92,064 2.88% 2,439 -549 17.8 6.55 4 54.00% 49,741 0.00% 3,034,949,748 179
1955 79,870 2.99% 2,190 -591 18.6 6.65 4 54.70% 43,673 0.00% 2,773,019,936 180

Belize Population Forecast

The population of Belize has been increasing year by year. By 2022 the population of Belize is estimated to reach 412.19 thousand. The population rate of Belize has been changing annually by 2.5 percent. The median age of Belize is 24 years, as per the census conducted in 2019. The Infant mortality rate of the Belize population is among the lowest in the world.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 397,628 1.96% 7,339 1,200 25.5 2.32 17 46.10% 183,182 0.01% 7,794,798,739 177
2025 433,715 1.75% 7,217 1,102 27.4 2.32 19 47.40% 205,478 0.01% 8,184,437,460 176
2030 467,633 1.52% 6,784 1,000 29.2 2.32 21 49.10% 229,676 0.01% 8,548,487,400 175
2035 498,555 1.29% 6,184 902 31.1 2.32 22 51.30% 255,936 0.01% 8,887,524,213 174
2040 526,157 1.08% 5,520 800 32.9 2.32 23 53.90% 283,460 0.01% 9,198,847,240 174
2045 550,344 0.90% 4,837 702 34.6 2.32 24 56.50% 310,924 0.01% 9,481,803,274 174
2050 571,042 0.74% 4,140 36.2 2.32 25 59.20% 338,138 0.01% 9,735,033,990 174

Belize Demography

Belize is very largely influenced by colonization, slavery, and immigration. The Belize population includes people belonging to various ethnic groups and languages. Tough Maya civilization lived in Belize since the 2nd millennium BC, but most of the Maya people are wiped out. Belize has seen a substantial shift the ethnic demographics.

Belize Politics and Religion

The framework of the Belize population is constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary. The democracy of Belize is based on the Westminster Model. Belize was granted independence from Great Britain in 1981. The two major parties of Belize are the United Democratic Party and People’s united party.

Most of the Belize population is Roman Catholics followed by Protestants and Pentecostal. Other religions of the Country are Buddhism, Hindu, Muslim, and Rastafarian. The official language of Belize is English.

Belize Economy

Belize includes a very small economy. The economy of Belize is dominated by agriculture, agro-based industries, and merchandising. In recent times the economy of Belize has been influenced by tourism and construction.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%