Demographics of Belize

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of Belize is projected at 0.41 million, up by 1.83% compared with 0.39 million in 2020. Belize is ranked 176th in terms of population and 58th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 8.1 thousand births in Belize in 2021. That is 22 per day, which is ranked 171th. The crude birth rate is 20 per 1000 people. There are 2 thousand deaths in Belize in 2021. That is 5 per day, which is ranked 180th. The crude death rate is 4.8 per 1000 people.

0.2 million people are living in urban areas, which is 46.20% of Belize population. Belize is ranked 181st in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Belize in 2021 is 98.8 males per 100 females. There are 0.201 million males and 0.203 million females in Belize. The percentage of female population is 50.3% compare to 49.7% male population. Belize has 2.4 thousand more females than males. Belize is at 102th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Belize population

Year Population Growth (%)
195068,915-
195579,8672.8
196092,0682.89
1965106,1202.96
1970122,1842.44
1975133,2641.49
1980144,1422.01
1985164,9182.85
1990187,5542.23
1995206,9622.62
2000247,3103.49
2005283,7982.63
2010322,4652.48
2015360,9262.14
2016368,3992.07
2017375,7752
2018383,0711.94
2019390,3511.9
2020397,6211.86
2021404,9151.83
  • Total
  • Crude

Belize death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
19501,0263,74614.6153.31
19551,0303,90012.8748.77
19601,0334,15111.1844.97
19651,0224,5529.5942.69
19701,0115,0858.3241.93
19751,0045,6387.5342.34
19809656,0316.6241.37
19859326,3665.6638.59
19901,0076,6815.4135.86
19951,2586,9185.9432.79
20001,4277,3505.8329.87
20051,4147,4974.9826.39
20101,4847,5594.6023.40
20151,6687,8414.6221.73
20201,9088,0594.8020.25
20211,9608,1014.8419.99
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Belize

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
195038,10430,815-55.288
195543,67336,1972.5854.681
196049,74142,3232.5654.028
196555,69250,4272.3652.481
197062,26859,9141.9050.963
197566,85866,4021.1750.171
198071,17572,9801.6849.374
198579,85385,0682.4548.419
199089,02198,5311.8247.465
199596,084110,8792.1646.425
2000112,275135,0403.0545.398
2005128,360154,9172.5645.313
2010145,456176,1522.4145.228
2015163,139196,1492.3245.406
2020183,182214,8252.3546.025
2021187,469218,2962.3446.201
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Belize population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 20,069 19,480 39,549 9.77 103.024
05-09 19,679 19,227 38,906 9.61 102.351
10-14 19,354 18,658 38,012 9.39 103.730
15-19 20,031 19,713 39,744 9.82 101.613
20-24 19,853 19,964 39,817 9.83 99.444
25-29 18,517 18,790 37,307 9.21 98.547
30-34 16,158 16,905 33,063 8.17 95.581
35-39 13,707 14,851 28,558 7.05 92.297
40-44 11,387 12,371 23,758 5.87 92.046
45-49 10,264 11,050 21,314 5.26 92.887
50-54 8,819 9,248 18,067 4.46 95.361
55-59 7,412 7,461 14,873 3.67 99.343
60-64 5,467 5,581 11,048 2.73 97.957
65-69 3,907 3,866 7,773 1.92 101.061
70-74 2,719 2,572 5,291 1.31 105.715
75-79 1,748 1,679 3,427 0.85 104.110
80-84 1,141 1,155 2,296 0.57 98.788
85-89 625 698 1,323 0.33 89.542
90-94 325 331 656 0.16 98.187
95-99 65 56 121 0.03 116.071
100+ 8 4 12 0.00 200.000
Total 201,255 203,660 404,915 98.819