French Guiana Population (LIVE)

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French Guiana Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of French Guiana is 317,015 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • French Guiana 2023 population is estimated at 312,155 people at mid year.
  • French Guiana population is equivalent to 0% of the total world population.
  • French Guiana ranks number 183 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in French Guiana is 4 per Km2 (10 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 82,200 Km2 (31,738 sq. miles)
  • 90.3 % of the population is urban (281,920 people in 2023)
  • The median age in French Guiana is 24.0 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 French Guiana (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationFrench Guiana
Global Rank
2024 319,796 2.45 % 7,641 1,200 24.2 3.37 4 90.4 % 289,079 0.00 % 8,118,835,999 183
2023 312,155 2.49 % 7,598 1,200 24.0 3.42 4 90.3 % 281,920 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 183
2022 304,557 2.39 % 7,108 1,200 23.8 3.47 4 90.2 % 274,839 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 184
2020 290,969 2.43 % 6,897 0 23.6 3.56 4 89.7 % 260,877 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 184
2015 257,026 2.38 % 5,715 0 23.7 3.48 3 88.3 % 226,996 0.00 % 7,426,597,537 185
2010 228,453 2.57 % 5,439 -372 23.0 3.50 3 85.0 % 194,192 0.00 % 6,985,603,105 185
2005 201,259 4.13 % 7,382 2,720 22.3 3.68 2 82.2 % 165,336 0.00 % 6,558,176,119 185
2000 164,351 3.68 % 5,4342,756 22.3 3.86 2 78.5 % 129,081 0.00 % 6,148,898,975 186
1995 137,183 3.78 % 4,650 1,472 22.7 3.80 2 77.1 % 105,731 0.00 % 5,743,219,454 189
1990 113,931 5.56 % 5,400 1,879 22.7 3.75 1 75.9 % 86,423 0.00 % 5,316,175,862 190
1985 86,931 5.40 % 4,021 3,088 22.5 3.50 1 72.2 % 62,799 0.00 % 4,861,730,613 195
1980 66,825 4.22 % 2,496 1,272 21.6 3.46 1 70.9 % 47,392 0.00 % 4,444,007,706 196
1975 54,347 3.17 % 1,573 1,075 20.3 3.68 1 71.5 % 38,862 0.00 % 4,069,437,231 201
1970 46,484 3.60 % 1,508 277 20.7 4.64 1 69.5 % 32,321 0.00 % 3,695,390,336 202
1965 38,946 4.59 % 1,564 1,021 20.8 5.07 0 65.7 % 25,569 0.00 % 3,337,111,983 204
1960 31,125 4.10 % 1,134 758 23.3 5.11 0 65.2 % 20,285 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 205
1955 25,456 1.70 % 412 604 24.2 4.95 0 65.6 % 16,687 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 204
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).
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French Guiana Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationFrench Guiana
Global Rank
2025 327,476 2.39 % 7,301 1,200 24.4 3.33 4 90.5 % 296,315 0.00 % 8,191,988,453 183
2030 366,669 2.29 % 7,839 1,200 25.4 3.14 4 91.0 % 333,689 0.00 % 8,546,141,327 182
2035 407,213 2.12 % 8,109 1,200 26.3 2.98 5 91.5 % 372,724 0.00 % 8,879,397,401 180
2040 448,536 1.95 % 8,265 1,200 27.0 2.85 5 92.1 % 412,890 0.00 % 9,188,250,492 179
2045 490,224 1.79 % 8,338 1,200 27.7 2.75 6 92.5 % 453,292 0.01 % 9,467,543,575 179
2050 532,459 1.67 % 8,447   28.8 2.63 6 92.7 % 493,365 0.01 % 9,709,491,761 177
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).

French Guiana Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of French Guiana
Life Expectancy
77.63 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
7.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
8.7
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in French Guiana

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

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Cayenne 61,550
2 Matoury 26,350
3 Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 24,287
4 Kourou 24,029
5 Remire-Montjoly 19,029

See also

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Notes

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

The Population of French Guiana (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 French Guiana 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.