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Belize Population 2022

Belize is a country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. It borders Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Guatemala to the west and south.

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Belize in 2020 is 397,621

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

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Population of  Belize in 2022  – 400 thousand (Approx)

Belize2022 Population
Total Population 397,621 
Central America Rank7th
Land Area 22,806 sq.km (8,805 sq. mi)
Area Rank6th
Pop. Density124 people/sq. km
Capital CityBelmopan
Fertility Rate2.32
Infant mortality rate 11.04
Median Age  25.6 Years
Life Expectancy 75.09 years
Urban Population 46%

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Religion in Belize

Christianity is the largest religion in Belize and  74.3% of the population follows Christianity. Among Christians in Belize, Catholics have the most adherents followed by the Protestants

According to  Census 2010, 40.4% of population are Roman Catholic, 31.8% are Protestants, 1.7% are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.4% are Mormon.

Other Non-Christian-based faiths population is at 9.6%. Non-Christian Faith includes Jewish, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, and Buddism are the main minority religions.

15.6% of the population don’t affiliate with any religion.

According to a 2020 report by the Latino barometer religion percentage in Belize is as follows

Religion / AffiliationsPercent
 Roman Catholic40.4
– Anglican4.6
– Baptist3.6
– Mennonite3.8
– Methodist2.9
– Nazarene2.8
– Pentecostal8.5
– Seventh-day Adventist5.5
– Salvation Army0.1
Jehovah’s Witnesses1.7
No Religious Affiliation15.6
Other Religion9.6
– Buddhist0.3
– Hindu0.2
– Muslim0.2
– Other Faiths8.9
No response0.3

Source: Census 2010

Race and Ethnicity in Belize

Belize is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different races, ethnicity, and national backgrounds.

48.90% of the people identified themselves as Mestizo (mixed race people of Amerindian and European descent, typically from Spanish colonists), 21.10% identified themselves as Creole (descendants of enslaved sub-Saharan Africans and intermixed with other belize groups.

Maya people (Indigenous) account for 11.30% of the population and 3.9% are East Indians (Indo-Caribbean)

The Garifuna (Afro-Belizeans are a minority population (6.10%) in Belize, they are mix of West/Central African, Arawak, and Island Carib ancestry.

The remaining 5% or so of the population consist of a mix of Indians, Chinese, Whites from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, and many other foreign groups brought to assist the country’s development.

 The 20th century saw the arrival of more Asian settlers from Mainland China, India, Syria, and Lebanon. 

The racial composition is as follows

Ethnic GroupPercentage
East Indian3.90%
Not Stated0.30%

Source: 2017 Peru Census

Top Cities in Belize by Population

1Belize City57,169
2San Ignacio17,878
4Orange Walk Town13,708
5San Pedro Town11,767
6Corozal Town10,287
8Benque Viejo del Carmen6,140
10Punta Gorda5,351
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