The majority of Grenada’s population is black and is descended from slaves, who were brought from Africa during colonial times to work on the island’s plantations.
Light-skinned people of mixed origins and whites have made up the island’s economic and political elite, but today the social divide by ethnicity is less visible. The traces of Grenada’s indigenous population now live on only in certain geographical names (see Older history).
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There has long been an extensive emigration from Grenada to mainly the United Kingdom and the United States. The proportion of older people in the population is slowly increasing as the number of births decreases and the average life expectancy increases, but still only one sixth of the population is over 60 years.
English is the official language. A few older people speak the Creole language patois, which has French, West African and English features.
FACTS – POPULATION AND LANGUAGE
about 85% black, about 11% people of mixed origin, other Asian and Europeans
Number of residents
107 825 (2017)
Number of residents per square kilometer
Percentage of residents in the cities
36.2 percent (2017)
Nativity / birth
18.7 per 1000 residents (2016)
Mortality / mortality
7.1 per 1000 residents (2016)
0.5 percent (2017)
2.1 number of births per woman (2016)
Percentage of women
49.8 percent (2017)
74 years (2016)
Life expectancy for women
76 years (2016)
Life expectancy for men
71 years (2016)
English is officially language 1
- The mixed language patois is also spoken, mainly by older