What’s to Know About the Population in St. Maarten?

Saint Martin has had many changes in population throughout the years. The estimated population of the entire island is 77,000 inhabitants. One of the things to know before traveling to Sint Maarten is that the island consists of two different countries. The northern side of the island is owned by France and the southern side is owned by the Netherlands. Although these two countries share one island, they each have a unique demographic.

In recent years the population of both Sint Maarten and Saint Martin have increased, with the population of Dutch Sint Maarten being 43,459 and the population of French Saint Martin being 39,439. Sint Maarten currently ranks 213 on the global population ranking list while Saint Martin ranks at 216.

Since hurricane Irma in 2017, the population in Sint Maarten has grown by about 5%. Since this time the population in Saint Martin has grown by about 8%. Both of these growth increases are due to the recovery efforts that have been recently made on the island.

More information about the population in both Sint Maarten and Saint Martin will be further addressed in the following paragraphs.

What is the Sint Maarten population in 2021?

As of 2021, the population in Dutch Sint Maarten is 43,459. There has been a 1.41% increase in population on this side of the island since the year 2020. The population density in Sint Maarten is 1261 per Km2 (3,266 people per mi2). The most heavily populated region of Sint Maarten is the town of Cul de Sac. The population of Dutch Cul de Sac is 8,588.

The population in French Saint Martin is 39,439 as of 2021. There has been a 1.75% increase in population since the year 2020. The population density in Saint Martin is 730 per Km2 (1,890 people per mi2). The largest and most densely populated city in Saint Martin is the country’s capital named Marigot. Marigot has a population of 5,700.

What will the Sint Maarten population be in 2025?

The estimated population of both sides of St. Martin is listed below.

  1. Dutch Sint Maarten is expected to have a population of 45,627 by 2025.
  2. French Saint Martin is expected to have a population of 41,060 by 2025.

What is the rate of change of the Sint Maarten population by years?

A population growth chart of St. Maarten up to 2021 is shown below.

Population Growth Chart of Sint Maarten in 2021

Throughout the past 10 years, Dutch St. Maarten has had a population growth rate of about 20%. French Saint Martin has had around a 5% increase in population throughout the past 10 years.

What languages ​​does the Sint Maarten population speak?

The languages spoken by the population of St. Martin are English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Creole, and Papiamento. English is the official language of both Saint Martin and Sint Maarten. The percentages of each spoken language on the island are listed below.

  • English – 67.5%
  • Spanish – 12.9%
  • Creole – 8.2%
  • French – 6.6%
  • Dutch – 4.2%
  • Papiamento – 1.5%

What religions do the Sint Maarten population belong to?

The percentages of the most popular religious denominations in St. Maarten are listed below.

  1. Roman Catholic – 33.1%
  2. Pentecostal – 14.7%
  3. Methodist – 10%
  4. Atheist – 7.9%
  5. Seventh-Day Adventist – 6.6%
  6. Hindu – 5.2%
  7. Christian – 4.1%
  8. Baptist – 4.7%
  9. Anglican – 3.1%
  10. Other – 10.7%

Sint Maarten population density map

A map of the population density in St. Maarten is displayed below.

population density map of Sint Maarten & Saint Martin

What are the demographic statistics on the Sint Maarten population?

Some demographic statistics of St. Maarten are listed below.

  • The population generally increases by 4 people per day.
  •  There is an average of 2 births per day.
  • There is an average of 1 death that occurs every day.
  • The immigration rate is an average of 3 per day.

What are the nationalities that make up the Sint Maarten population?

The percentage of each nationality present on the island of Saint Martin are listed below.

  1. Native to St. Maarten – 35.8%
  2. Dominican Republic – 10.2%
  3. Haiti – 7.8%
  4. Jamaica – 6.6%
  5. Guyana – 5%
  6. Dominica – 4.4%
  7. Curaçao – 4.1%
  8. Aruba – 3.4%
  9. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 2.8%
  10. India – 2.6%
  11. Netherlands – 2.2%
  12. United States – 1.6%
  13. Suriname – 1.4%
  14. Saint Lucia – 1.3%
  15. Other – 9.7%
  16. Anguilla – 1.1%

What are birth and death rates in Sint Maarten?

Sint Maarten:

  • Birth Rate: 12.75 births/1,000 people.
  • Death Rate: 5.9 deaths/1,000 people.
  • Immigration Rate: 5.9 migrant(s)/1,000 people.

Saint Martin:

  • Birth Rate: 14.2 births/1,000 people.
  • Death Rate: 5.9 deaths/1,000 people.
  • Immigration Rate: 5.9 migrant(s)/1,000 people.

What is the literacy rate of the Sint Maarten population?

The literacy rate in Sint Maarten is at 99%. This is due to the high value of education on the island. Saint Martin views education as the right of every child and schooling is required for all children between the ages of 4-18. Most people above the age of 15 can read and write with a full understanding.