Cape Verde Population: 553,876

Cape Verde is in Africa. It is an island country and has a chain of 10 islands that are volcanic and are located in the Atlantic Ocean.

The islands cover an area of 4,000 square kilometers. The Portuguese explorers

explored the Cape Verde Archipelago in the 15th century. They colonized the

area, with the formation of the first European settlements. It is a famous

commercial center and provides shipping routes. It is a highly developed

country in Africa, and its capital is Praia.

Largest Cities in Cape Verde by Population

The highly populated city in the country is Praia. The other populated cities are Mindelo, Santa Maria, Santa Cruz, Pedra Badejo, Assomada, Tarrafal, etc. The cities are heaven for enthusiasts who wish to explore outdoor.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Praia 113,364
Mindelo 70,611
Santa Maria 17,231
Cova Figueira 15,350

Cape Verde Population History

In the year 2018 Cape Verde population was 0. 5 million, and in 2019, it was 549,935. In the year 1955, its population was 197,195. The country represents 0.01 percent of the total population in the world. The median age is 27.6, and 68.0% population is urban in the country.

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 555,987 1.10% 6,052 -1,342 27.6 2.29 138 68.00% 378,148 0.01% 7,794,798,739 172
2019 549,935 1.13% 6,168 -1,342 25.6 2.45 136 67.40% 370,923 0.01% 7,713,468,100 172
2018 543,767 1.17% 6,269 -1,342 25.6 2.45 135 66.90% 363,715 0.01% 7,631,091,040 172
2017 537,498 1.20% 6,352 -1,342 25.6 2.45 133 66.30% 356,580 0.01% 7,547,858,925 172
2016 531,146 1.22% 6,403 -1,342 25.6 2.45 132 65.80% 349,550 0.01% 7,464,022,049 172
2015 524,743 1.27% 6,418 -1,606 25.1 2.5 130 65.30% 342,663 0.01% 7,379,797,139 172
2010 492,654 1.25% 5,924 -2,268 22.6 2.71 122 63.00% 310,577 0.01% 6,956,823,603 171
2005 463,032 1.58% 6,969 -1,972 19.8 3.23 115 59.10% 273,774 0.01% 6,541,907,027 170
2000 428,188 2.08% 8,381 -1,088 18 3.94 106 54.30% 232,485 0.01% 6,143,493,823 169
1995 386,284 2.71% 9,667 -1,275 17.1 5.05 96 49.10% 189,769 0.01% 5,744,212,979 170
1990 337,950 1.63% 5,254 -5,551 16.8 5.63 84 44.60% 150,839 0.01% 5,327,231,061 173
1985 311,678 1.89% 5,566 -4,063 16.9 6.1 77 31.80% 99,247 0.01% 4,870,921,740 172
1980 283,847 0.99% 2,720 -5,596 16 6.62 70 23.80% 67,417 0.01% 4,458,003,514 170
1975 270,247 0.12% 324 -6,981 15.8 6.86 67 21.60% 58,349 0.01% 4,079,480,606 167
1970 268,627 3.12% 7,642 853 15.7 6.97 67 19.70% 52,849 0.01% 3,700,437,046 167
1965 230,418 2.69% 5,731 -233 16.8 6.97 57 18.20% 41,826 0.01% 3,339,583,597 167
1960 201,765 0.46% 914 -4,555 20.5 6.76 50 16.70% 33,743 0.01% 3,034,949,748 168
1955 197,195 2.06% 3,826 -1,185 21.7 6.57 49 15.40% 30,400 0.01% 2,773,019,936 167

Cape Verde Population Forecast

The current population is 549,728 and is expected to increase 555,347 in the starting year of 2021. The population density is 136.3 per km square. But if the migration does not stop, then there will be a decline in the population in the years to come. The estimations are that the country’s population will increase by 18 persons’ daily in the current year (2020).

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 555,987 1.16% 6,249 -1,342 27.6 2.29 138 68.00% 378,148 0.01% 7,794,798,739 172
2025 584,320 1.00% 5,667 -1,244 30.2 2.29 145 70.90% 414,288 0.01% 8,184,437,460 172
2030 610,057 0.87% 5,147 -933 32.3 2.29 151 73.80% 449,958 0.01% 8,548,487,400 172
2035 632,890 0.74% 4,567 -700 34.2 2.29 157 76.40% 483,813 0.01% 8,887,524,213 171
2040 652,379 0.61% 3,898 -525 35.9 2.29 162 78.90% 514,953 0.01% 9,198,847,240 171
2045 668,007 0.47% 3,126 -393 37.4 2.29 166 81.30% 543,170 0.01% 9,481,803,274 171
2050 679,394 0.34% 2,277 38.9 2.29 169 83.70% 568,705 0.01% 9,735,033,990 171

Cape Verde Demographics

A major portion of the population lives on the island of Santiago. The life expectancy for both sexes in Cape Verde is 70.7 years. The life expectancy of the males during births is 68.5 years, and for females it is 73 years. The population in the age group 0-14 years is 28.7 %, 15-24 years is 19.64 %, 25-54 years is 40.02% 55-64 years is 6.4% and 65 years and above is 5.24 %.

Cape Verde Religion and Politics

The official language is Portuguese. Christianity is the main religion in Cape Verde. Around 5% of the population is Protestant in the country. The Muslim community has less percentage. The presence of foreign missionaries’ groups are also witnessed. The constitution provides the privilege of freedom of religion; there is no abuse of religious belief. The political parties in Cape Verde is PAICV and MPD.

Cape Verde Economy

Its economy is developing at a fast pace. The importance is given to tourism and foreign investments. The currency is Cape Verdean escudo (CVE). The mineral resources in the country are salt and limestone. It has a service-oriented economy and its commerce; transport contributes to more than 70% of GDP. Cape Verde has high living standards and serves as an attraction for people from different countries.

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%