This article is about the demographic features of the population of Belize, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.
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Belize is an independent and sovereign country located on the north eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres (8,867 sq mi) and a population of 387,879 (2017). Its mainland is about 180 mi (290 km) long and 68 mi (110 km) wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. The country's population growth rate of 1.87% per year (2015) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.
Belize is the most sparsely populated nation in Central America. It is larger than El Salvador. Slightly more than half of the people live in rural areas. About one-fourth live in Belize City, the principal port, commercial centre, and former capital. About 80% of the population are Christian.
Central America is located on the southern tip of North America, or is sometimes defined as a subcontinent of the Americas, bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The combined population of Central America has been estimated to be 41,739,000 and 42,688,190.
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2016, the country had a population of approximately 6.34 million.
Belize City is the largest city in Belize and was once the capital of the former British Honduras. According to the 2010 census, Belize City has a population of 57,169 people in 16,162 households. It is at the mouth of the Haulover Creek, which is a tributary of the Belize River. The Belize River empties into the Caribbean Sea five miles from Belize City on the Philip Goldson Highway on the coast of the Caribbean. The city is the country's principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tendered by local citizens. The city was almost entirely destroyed in 1961 when Hurricane Hattie swept ashore on October 31. It was the capital of British Honduras until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.
Most Belizeans are of multiracial descent. About 34% of the population is of mixed Maya and European descent (Mestizo), 35% are Kriols, about 10.6% are Maya, and about 6.1% are Afro-Amerindian (Garifuna).The remaining population includes European, East Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and North American groups. In the case of Europeans, most are descendants of Spanish and British colonial settlers, whether pure-blooded or mixed with each other. Most Spanish left the nation just after it was taken by the British colonists who, in the same way, left after independence. Dutch and German Mennonites settled in Belize, mostly in isolated areas.
The Maya peoples are a large group of indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. They inhabit southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The overarching term "Maya" is a collective designation that includes the peoples of the region which share some degree of cultural and linguistic heritage; however, the term embraces many distinct populations, societies and ethnic groups that each have their own particular traditions, cultures and historical identity.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Spain, Latin America and the Philippines that originally referred to a person of combined European and Indigenous American descent, regardless of where the person was born. The term was used as an ethnic/racial category in the casta system that was in use during the Spanish Empire's control of its American and Asian colonies. Nowadays though, particularly in Spanish America, mestizo has become more of a cultural term, with culturally mainstream Latin Americans regarded or termed as mestizos regardless of their actual ancestry and with the term Indian being reserved exclusively for people who have maintained a separate indigenous ethnic identity, language, tribal affiliation, etc. Consequently, today, the vast majority of Spanish-speaking Latin Americans are regarded as mestizos.
- Based on 2010 census.
According to the 2015 revision of the CIA World Fact Book the estimated mid year population of 2016 is 347,369.
In conjunction with a census of the British Empire, census data was compiled for Belize in 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931 and 1946. Belize conducted its own censuses in 1960, 1970, 1980, 1991 and in 2000. None has been held since then.
Most Belizeans are of multiracial descent. About 52.9% are Mestizo, 25.9% Creole, 11.3% Maya, 6.1.% Garifuna, 3.9% East Indian, 3.6% Mennonites, 1.2% White, 1% Asian, 1.2% Other and 0.3% Unknown.
Creole people are ethnic groups which originated during the colonial-era from racial mixing between Europeans and non-European peoples, known as creolisation. Creole peoples vary widely in ethnic background and mixture, and many have since developed distinct ethnic identities. The development of creole languages is sometimes mistakenly attributed to the emergence of creole ethnic identities; however, they are independent developments.
The Mennonites are members of certain Christian groups belonging to the church communities of Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons (1496–1561) of Friesland. Through his writings, Simons articulated and formalized the teachings of earlier Swiss founders. The early teachings of the Mennonites were founded on the belief in both the mission and ministry of Jesus, which the original Anabaptist followers held to with great conviction despite persecution by the various Roman Catholic and Protestant states. An early set of Mennonite beliefs was codified in the Dordrecht Confession of Faith in 1632, but the various groups do not hold to a common confession or creed. Rather than fight, the majority of these followers survived by fleeing to neighboring states where ruling families were tolerant of their belief in believer's baptism. Over the years, Mennonites have become known as one of the historic peace churches because of their commitment to pacifism.
White people is a racial classification specifier, used mostly and often exclusively for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view. The term has at times been expanded to encompass persons of Middle Eastern and North African descent, persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts. The usage of "white people" or a "white race" for a large group of mainly or exclusively European populations, defined by their light skin, among other physical characteristics, and contrasting with "black people", Amerindians, and other "colored" people or "persons of color", originated in the 17th century. It was only during the 19th century that this vague category was transformed in a quasi-scientific system of race and skin color relations. The term "Caucasian" is sometimes used as a synonym for "white" in its racial sense and sometimes to refer to a larger racial category that includes white people among other groups.
In the case of Europeans, most are descendants of Spanish and British colonial settlers, whether pure-blooded or mixed with each other. Most Spanish left the nation just after it was taken by the British colonists who, in the same way, left after independence. Beginning in 1958, German Mennonites of "Russian" Mennonite and Pennsylvania Dutch heritage settled in Belize, mostly in isolated areas.
The British people, or the Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies. British nationality law governs modern British citizenship and nationality, which can be acquired, for instance, by descent from British nationals. When used in a historical context, "British" or "Britons" can refer to the Celtic Britons, the indigenous inhabitants of Great Britain and Brittany, whose surviving members are the modern Welsh people, Cornish people, and Bretons. It may also refer to citizens of the former British Empire.
The Russian Mennonites are a group of Mennonites who are descendants of Dutch Anabaptists who settled for about 250 years in West Prussia and established colonies in the south west of the Russian Empire beginning in 1789. Since the late 19th century, many of them have come to countries throughout the Western Hemisphere. The rest were forcibly relocated, so that very few of their descendants now live at the location of the original colonies. Russian Mennonites are traditionally multilingual with Plautdietsch as their first language and lingua franca. In 2014 there are several hundred thousand Russian Mennonites: about 200,000 in Germany, 100,000 in Mexico, 70,000 in Bolivia, 40,000 in Paraguay, 10,000 in Belize and tens of thousands in Canada and the US and a few thousand in Argentina, Uruguay, Belize, and Brazil.
The Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsilfaanisch-Deitsche), also referred to as the Pennsylvania Germans, are a cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania and their descendants. The word "Dutch" does not refer to the Dutch people or Dutch language, but to the German settlers, known as Deutsch and Deitsch. Most emigrated, in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the Americas from within the Holy Roman Empire, which included areas that were later to become Germany and Switzerland. Over time, the various dialects spoken by these immigrants fused into a unique dialect of German known as Pennsylvania German or Pennsylvania "Dutch".
Because Belize's original Maya peoples were decimated by disease and wars, or fled to Mexico and Guatemala, most of the country's Maya today are descended from other groups. The current Maya population consists mainly of three language groups. The Yucatec fled to Belize in the late 1840s to escape the Caste War in Yucatán, Mexico. Their descendants live in the Orange Walk and Corozal districts, which border on Mexico. Before the massive migration of Yucatec Maya from Mexico to Belize, a local Yucatec Maya group named the Iciache Maya already inhabited the land. Today most Yucatec Maya work in the sugar cane. In the 1870s-1880s, many Q'eqchi' fled from Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, where their lands were being stolen for coffee plantations, which then enslaved them. They settled villages in the Toledo district.
Living near rivers and streams, they are primarily farmers, though many younger people now work in tourism, and on shrimp, banana and citrus plantations. The Mopans originated in Belize, but most were driven out to Guatemala after the British displaced Spanish in a struggle that took most of the 18th century. They returned to Belize in 1886, running from enslavement and taxation in Petén. The Cayo district and San Antonio in the Toledo district are their homes now. Q'eqchi' and Mopan have intermarried, though the two languages remain distinct and mutually unintelligible.
|Census 1946||Census 1991||Census 2000||Census 2010|
| White |
* German Mennonite
* Other white
Birth Rate by Ethnic Groups (2000 Census)
|Ethnic Group||Population (2000)||Birth Rate (1999)||Births|
|Average population (x 1000)||Live births||Deaths||Natural change||Crude birth rate (per 1000)||Crude death rate (per 1000)||Natural change (per 1000)||Total fertility rate||Infant mortality rate|
|1935||53||2 081||1 377||704||39.3||26.0||13.3|
|1936||53||1 879||1 256||623||35.5||23.7||11.8|
|1937||54||1 876||1 054||822||34.7||19.5||15.2|
|1938||54||2 052||1 178||874||38.0||21.8||16.2|
|1939||55||2 084||1 092||992||37.9||19.9||18.0|
|1940||56||2 192||986||1 206||39.1||17.6||21.5|
|1941||57||2 133||1 030||1 103||37.4||18.1||19.4|
|1942||57||1 905||1 250||655||33.4||21.9||11.5|
|1943||58||1 925||1 136||789||33.2||19.6||13.6|
|1944||58||2 031||1 153||878||35.0||19.9||15.1|
|1945||59||2 141||1 204||937||36.3||20.4||15.9|
|1946||59||2 065||1 019||1 046||35.0||17.3||17.7|
|1947||61||2 473||1 049||1 424||40.5||17.2||23.3|
|1948||63||2 506||861||1 645||39.8||13.7||26.1|
|1949||65||2 548||877||1 671||39.2||13.5||25.7|
|1950||69||2 657||845||1 812||39.7||12.6||27.0|
|1951||71||2 905||801||2 104||42.1||11.6||30.5|
|1952||73||3 028||794||2 234||42.1||11.0||31.0|
|1953||76||2 986||820||2 166||40.4||11.1||29.3|
|1954||78||3 231||876||2 355||42.5||11.5||31.0|
|1955||80||3 463||858||2 605||44.4||11.0||33.4|
|1956||82||3 725||821||2 904||46.0||10.1||35.9|
|1957||85||3 615||932||2 683||43.6||11.2||32.3|
|1958||87||3 988||795||3 193||46.4||9.2||37.1|
|1959||89||4 016||730||3 286||45.6||8.3||37.3|
|1960||92||4 091||717||3 374||45.0||7.9||37.1|
|1961||95||4 244||708||3 536||45.6||7.6||38.0|
|1962||97||4 461||853||3 608||47.0||9.0||38.0|
|1963||100||4 783||712||4 071||48.8||7.3||41.5|
|1964||103||4 568||729||3 839||45.2||7.2||38.0|
|1965||106||4 637||710||3 927||44.6||6.8||37.8|
|1966||109||4 898||776||4 122||45.8||7.3||38.5|
|1967||113||4 851||811||4 040||43.7||7.3||36.4|
|1968||116||4 671||714||3 957||41.0||6.3||34.7|
|1969||119||4 660||783||3 877||39.8||6.7||33.1|
|1970||122||4 455||813||3 642||37.1||6.8||30.4|
|1971||125||5 052||625||4 427||41.4||5.1||36.3|
|1972||127||4 954||669||4 285||40.0||5.4||34.6|
|1973||129||5 010||801||4 303||39.8||6.4||34.2|
|1974||131||5 039||721||4 379||39.4||5.6||34.2|
|1975||133||5 201||800||4 401||40.0||6.2||33.9|
|1976||135||5 340||881||4 459||40.2||6.6||33.5|
|1977||137||5 570||767||4 803||41.0||5.6||35.3|
|1978||139||5 384||885||4 499||38.7||6.4||32.4|
|1979||141||5 523||710||4 813||38.9||5.0||33.9|
|1980||144||6 264||717||5 547||43.2||4.9||38.3|
|1981||148||5 821||709||5 112||39.1||4.8||34.3|
|1982||151||5 899||663||5 236||38.6||4.3||34.3|
|1983||156||6 044||724||5 320||38.2||4.6||33.6|
|1984||160||5 756||750||5 006||38.0||4.9||33.0|
|1985||165||5 916||693||5 223||35.6||4.2||31.5|
|1986||170||6 136||688||5 448||36.2||4.1||32.1|
|1987||174||6 121||675||5 446||35.1||3.9||31.3|
|1988||179||6 325||708||5 617||35.4||4.0||31.4|
|1989||183||6 686||762||5 924||36.5||4.2||32.3|
|1990||188||7 200||819||6 381||38.4||4.4||34.0|
|1991||191||6 555||842||5 713||34.3||4.4||29.9|
|1992||195||7 597||846||6 751||39.0||4.3||34.6|
|1993||198||6 462||935||5 527||32.6||4.7||27.9|
|1994||202||5 887||944||4 943||29.1||4.7||24.4|
|1995||207||6 623||931||5 692||32.0||4.5||27.5|
|1996||212||6 678||964||5 714||31.4||4.5||26.9|
|1997||218||7 348||1 173||6 175||33.6||5.4||28.3|
|1998||225||6 844||1 350||5 494||30.4||6.0||24.4|
|1999||232||7 113||1 190||5 923||30.7||5.1||25.5|
|2000||239||7 313||1 534||5 779||30.7||6.4||24.2|
|2001||245||7 215||1 261||5 954||29.4||5.1||24.3|
|2002||252||7 553||1 284||6 269||30.0||5.1||24.9|
|2003||258||7 440||1 277||6 163||28.8||4.9||23.9|
|2004||265||8 083||1 298||6 785||30.5||4.9||25.6|
|2005||283||8 396||1 369||7 027||29.6||4.8||24.8||3.6||18.4|
|2006||291||7 171||1 396||5 775||24.6||4.8||19.8||3.0||19.6|
|2007||298||7 036||1 389||5 647||23.5||4.6||18.9||2.9||17.2|
|2008||306||7 126||1 302||5 824||23.2||4.2||19.0||2.8||12.0|
|2009||315||7 417||1 453||5 964||23.5||4.6||18.8||18.9|
|2010||323||7 228||1 554||5 674||22.3||4.8||17.5||13.6|
|2011||332||7 217||1 554||5 663||21.7||4.7||17.1||16.5|
|2012||340||7 125||1 650||5 475||20.9||4.5||16.4||2.40|
|2013||349||7 264||1 637||5 627||20.8||4.7||16.1||2.39|
|2014||358||7 318||1 620||5 698||20.4||4.5||15.9||2.35|
|2015||370||7 456||1 772||5 684||20.1||4.8||15.3||2.34|
|2016||387||7 200||1 796||5 404||2.20|
English is the only official language of Belize due to being a former British colony. It is the main language used in government and education.Although only 5.6% of the population speaks it as the main language at home, 54% can speak it very well, and another 26% can speak some English. 37% of Belizeans consider their primary language to be Kriol, an English-based creole of words and syntax from various African languages (namely Akan, Igbo, and Twi), and other languages (Miskito, Caliche). It is also a second or third language for another 40% of the multilingual country.
Kriol shares similarities with many Caribbean English Creoles as far as phonology and pronunciations are concerned. Also, many of its words and structures are both lexically and phonologically similar to English, its superstrate language. Because it is English-based, all Kriol speakers can understand English. A number of linguists classify Belizean Kriol as a separate language, while others consider it to be a dialect of English.
Spanish is the mother tongue of Mestizo and Central American refugees and is commonly spoken at home by 43% of the population. Maya dialects such as Q'eqchi', Mopan and Yucatec are spoken. Garifuna (which is Arawakan/Maipurean based, with elements of the Carib language, French, and Spanish) and the Plautdietsch and Pennsylvania German dialects of the Mennonites are spoken as well. Literacy currently stands at nearly 80%. In 2001, UNESCO declared the Garifuna language, dance, and music a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". English is the primary language of public education, with Spanish taught in primary and secondary school as well. Bilingualism is highly encouraged, and therefore, very common.
|English & Spanish Language Proficiency|
|Language||Speaks Very Well||Speaks Some||Total|
|none (cannot speak)||0.2%|
According to the 2010 censusCatholics constitute 40.0% of the population of Belize, down from 49.6% in 2000 and 57.7% in 1991; Protestants constitute 31.7% of the population, with a slight growth in percentage for some groups since 2000 (8.5% Pentecostal; 5.5% Adventist; 4.6% Anglican; 3.8% Mennonite; 3.6% Baptist; 2.9% Methodist; 2.8% Nazarene); Jehova's Witnesses are 1.7% of the population. 10.2% of Belizeans follow other religions (with a growth in percentage since 2000); amongst these there are followers of the indigenous Maya religion, Garifuna religion, Obeah and Myalism, and minorities of Mormons, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Baha'is, Rastafarians and other. The Mennonites, of German descent, live mostly in the rural districts of Cayo and Orange Walk. 15.6% of the Belizean population do not adhere to any religion, up from 9.4% in 2000.
Belizean Roman Catholic churches belong to the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan; Anglican churches belong to the Diocese of Belize, part of the Church in the Province of the West Indies. Hinduism is followed by most Indian immigrants, while Islam is common among Middle Eastern immigrants and has gained a following among some Kriols. Catholics frequently visit the country for special gospel revivals. The Greek Orthodox Church has a presence in Santa Elena.
The Constitution of Belize provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contribute to the generally free practice of religion. The Government at all levels protects this right in full against abuse, either by governmental or private actors. The Government generally respects religious freedom in practice. In 2008, the U.S. government received no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.
|Other (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Mormon, Islam, Rastafarian)||10.5%|
|Total||193 942||193 937||387 879||100|
|0-4||23 163||22 116||45 330||11,68|
|5-9||23 771||23 424||47 195||12,17|
|10-14||22 693||22 659||45 352||11,69|
|15-19||20 850||20 831||41 681||10,75|
|20-24||18 046||18 695||36 741||9,47|
|25-29||15 427||16 458||31 885||8,22|
|30-34||13 335||14 137||27 472||7,08|
|35-39||12 144||12 732||24 876||6,41|
|40-44||10 367||10 495||20 862||5,38|
|45-49||9 187||8 802||17 989||4,64|
|50-54||7 152||6 949||14 101||3,64|
|55-59||5 416||4 976||10 392||2,68|
|60-64||3 957||3 527||7 484||1,93|
|65-69||2 814||2 474||5 288||1,36|
|70-74||2 230||1 975||4 205||1,08|
|75-79||1 564||1 518||3 082||0,79|
|80+||1 776||1 994||3 770||0,97|
|0-14||62 824||61 649||124 473||35,59|
|15-64||104 484||106 035||210 519||60,20|
|65+||7 557||7 179||14 736||4,21|
|Period||Life expectancy in |
|Period||Life expectancy in |
Source: UN World Population Prospects
Demographic statistics according to the World Population Review in 2019.
Demographic statistics according to the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.
Roman Catholic 40.1%, Protestant 31.5% (includes Pentecostal 8.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.4%, Anglican 4.7%, Mennonite 3.7%, Baptist 3.6%, Methodist 2.9%, Nazarene 2.8%), Jehovah's Witness 1.7%, other 10.5% (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Mormon, Muslim, Rastafarian, Salvation Army), unspecified 0.6%, none 15.5% (2010 est.)
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