Belize Population (LIVE)

retrieving data...
Belize Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Belize is 414,743 as of Monday, March 4, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • Belize 2023 population is estimated at 410,825 people at mid year.
  • Belize population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population.
  • Belize ranks number 177 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Belize is 18 per Km2 (47 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 22,810 Km2 (8,807 sq. miles)
  • 47.8 % of the population is urban (196,317 people in 2023)
  • The median age in Belize is 26.0 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of Belize (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelize
Global Rank
2024 416,656 1.42 % 5,831 600 26.4 1.96 18 48.2 % 200,862 0.01 % 8,118,835,999 176
2023 410,825 1.37 % 5,553 600 26.0 1.98 18 47.8 % 196,317 0.01 % 8,045,311,447 177
2022 405,272 1.31 % 5,241 600 25.6 1.99 18 47.3 % 191,851 0.01 % 7,975,105,156 177
2020 394,921 1.50 % 5,826 0 24.8 2.00 17 46.4 % 183,182 0.01 % 7,840,952,880 178
2015 359,871 2.24 % 7,553 1,363 22.8 2.44 16 45.3 % 163,139 0.00 % 7,426,597,537 179
2010 322,106 2.81 % 8,346 1,644 20.9 2.61 14 45.2 % 145,456 0.00 % 6,985,603,105 179
2005 280,375 3.12 % 7,994 2,397 19.6 3.13 12 45.8 % 128,360 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 180
2000 240,406 3.38 % 7,3701,678 18.6 3.63 11 46.7 % 112,275 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 182
1995 203,556 2.20 % 4,193 273 17.1 3.95 9 47.2 % 96,084 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 182
1990 182,589 2.24 % 3,831 -1,793 16.6 4.70 8 48.8 % 89,021 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 181
1985 163,436 2.40 % 3,661 -1,476 16.2 5.02 7 48.9 % 79,853 0.00 % 4,861,730,613 182
1980 145,133 2.10 % 2,866 -1,350 15.3 5.85 6 49.0 % 71,175 0.00 % 4,444,007,706 184
1975 130,801 1.59 % 1,979 -1,625 14.6 6.28 6 51.1 % 66,858 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 184
1970 120,905 2.89 % 3,213 -1,294 14.3 6.30 5 51.5 % 62,268 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 181
1965 104,838 2.78 % 2,687 40 15.0 6.40 5 53.1 % 55,692 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 181
1960 91,403 2.70 % 2,283 -625 16.8 6.50 4 54.4 % 49,741 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 181
1955 79,986 2.96 % 2,174 -477 18.1 6.60 4 54.6 % 43,673 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 181
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
back to top ↑

Belize Population Forecast

600
YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationBelize
Global Rank
2025 422,440 1.36 % 5,504 600 26.8 1.95 19 48.6 % 205,478 0.01 % 8,191,988,453 176
2030 450,428 1.29 % 5,598 600 28.9 1.90 20 51.0 % 229,676 0.01 % 8,546,141,327 176
2035 476,595 1.14 % 5,233 600 31.0 1.86 21 53.7 % 255,936 0.01 % 8,879,397,401 176
2040 500,312 0.98 % 4,743 600 33.0 1.83 22 56.7 % 283,460 0.01 % 9,188,250,492 176
2045 521,005 0.81 % 4,139 600 34.8 1.80 23 59.7 % 310,924 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 177
2050 538,838 0.68 % 3,567   36.5 1.78 24 62.8 % 338,138 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 176
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Belize Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Belize
Life Expectancy
74.62 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
View by sex and historical chart
Infant Mortality
9.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart
Deaths under age 5
11.4
(per 1,000 live births)
View historical chart

Main Cities by Population in Belize

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Belize City 61,461
2 San Ignacio 16,812
3 Orange Walk 15,298
4 Belmopan 13,381

See also

back to top ↑

Notes

The Belize Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Belize delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Belize (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Belize in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.