French Polynesia Population: 280,341

French Polynesia is a country that is officially a French republic. Polynesia comprises nearly 100 islands in the south pacific region. The Tahiti is a popularly known island of Polynesia. The land area covered by these islands stretches up to 2000kms. The island features many beautiful sites such as beaches, towering walls, and rugged backcountry.

Largest cities by population in French Polynesia

The island FAA has a population of 29,851. Papette is another populated city that is a central location for many important sites. The total population of this city is 26,357. French Polynesia has a total of three main districts, and the third-largest city in Punaauia and its population is 25,750.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Faaa 29,851
Papeete 26,357
Punaauia 25,750

French Polynesia population history 

The UN record for the total population of Polynesia is 280,337. The population history of the country shows an unsteady trend. Every year the population change is unpredictable. There was a high growth rate in the year 2005, which is 1.46 %, with a population of 258,780.

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 280,908 0.58% 1,621 -1,000 33.6 1.95 77 64.10% 180,188 0.00% 7,794,798,739 185
2019 279,287 0.58% 1,608 -1,000 31.9 2.02 76 63.90% 178,578 0.00% 7,713,468,100 185
2018 277,679 0.57% 1,577 -1,000 31.9 2.02 76 63.70% 176,757 0.00% 7,631,091,040 185
2017 276,102 0.56% 1,527 -1,000 31.9 2.02 75 63.30% 174,852 0.00% 7,547,858,925 184
2016 274,575 0.53% 1,451 -1,000 31.9 2.02 75 63.00% 172,982 0.00% 7,464,022,049 183
2015 273,124 0.50% 1,334 -1,603 31.5 2.04 75 62.70% 171,288 0.00% 7,379,797,139 182
2010 266,455 0.59% 1,535 -1,804 29.2 2.17 73 60.60% 161,542 0.00% 6,956,823,603 182
2005 258,780 1.46% 3,619 15 27.1 2.36 71 56.60% 146,349 0.00% 6,541,907,027 182
2000 240,686 1.99% 4,523 697 25.6 2.61 66 55.20% 132,975 0.00% 6,143,493,823 182
1995 218,071 1.75% 3,633 -685 23.5 3.11 60 55.90% 121,881 0.00% 5,744,212,979 181
1990 199,905 2.46% 4,576 -72 22 3.64 55 57.40% 114,764 0.00% 5,327,231,061 181
1985 177,027 2.92% 4,745 730 20.9 3.82 48 58.00% 102,731 0.00% 4,870,921,740 181
1980 153,301 3.16% 4,414 935 19.5 4.23 42 58.40% 89,513 0.00% 4,458,003,514 181
1975 131,233 3.50% 4,148 1,000 18.3 4.86 36 58.00% 76,088 0.00% 4,079,480,606 183
1970 110,495 3.41% 3,411 669 17.2 5.2 30 55.20% 60,952 0.00% 3,700,437,046 183
1965 93,438 3.66% 3,072 638 17.4 5.44 26 48.20% 45,017 0.00% 3,339,583,597 185
1960 78,076 2.55% 1,844 -485 18.3 5.86 21 42.30% 33,011 0.00% 3,034,949,748 186
1955 68,854 2.70% 1,718 -257 18.5 6 19 37.70% 25,947 0.00% 2,773,019,936 185

French Polynesia population forecast

The forecast for Polynesia shows that the growth rate may slowly decrease in the future years. However, the total population will be increasing. Specifically, from the year 2030, the population growth is declining. The predicted population for the future years is 2035. It is 303,023; for 2040, it is 307,527; for 2045, it is 310,045, and for 2050, it is 310,654. The lowest yearly change is estimated for the year 2050, which is 0.04 %.

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 280,908 0.56% 1,557 -1,000 33.6 1.95 77 64.10% 180,188 0.00% 7,794,798,739 185
2025 289,028 0.57% 1,624 -500 35.7 1.95 79 64.40% 186,114 0.00% 8,184,437,460 186
2030 296,714 0.53% 1,537 -200 37.2 1.95 81 65.60% 194,751 0.00% 8,548,487,400 185
2035 303,023 0.42% 1,262 -100 38.6 1.95 83 67.10% 203,399 0.00% 8,887,524,213 185
2040 307,527 0.30% 901 -100 40.1 1.95 84 68.90% 211,963 0.00% 9,198,847,240 186
2045 310,045 0.16% 504 -100 41.5 1.95 85 71.10% 220,316 0.00% 9,481,803,274 186
2050 310,654 0.04% 122 43 1.95 85 73.30% 227,666 0.00% 9,735,033,990 186

French Polynesia population demographics 

The life expectancy rate in the country is recorded as 78.23 years. The infant death rate calculated per 1000 live births is 5.6. The deaths under age 5 are recorded as 6.1. The median age for the current year is 33.6. There is excellent growth in the median age in future years. The fertility rate in Polynesia remains constant from 2020 to 2050, which is 1.95.

French Polynesia religion and politics 

In the austral and Tuamotu islands, the predominant Christian group is Protestants. The religion data of the country are Protestants 49%, Catholics 33%, Mormons 5%, sanito 5%, and 4% Adventist. There are homogenous religious groups in French Polynesia.

French Polynesia economy 

The economy of the country is completely dependent upon French social programs and the military. Agricultural goods and black pearls are the main elements of the economy. The internal trade is active that is centered upon agricultural goods such as rice, bread, and fishing. Tourism is underdeveloped, but the islands that have resorts are popular.

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%