Aruba Demographics

What is the population of Aruba?

Population 119,428
Population Growth Rate 1.39%
Urban Population 46.8%
Population in Major Urban Areas ORANJESTAD (capital) 37,000
Nationality Noun Aruban(s)
Nationality Adjective Aruban; Dutch
Ethnic Groups mixed white/Caribbean Amerindian 80%
Languages Spoken Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English dialect), English (widely spoken), Spanish

Aruba Health Information

What are the health conditions in Aruba?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 97.8%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 2.2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 97.8%
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 8.2
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 15.97
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 12.12
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 2.3%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 97.7%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 97.7%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.84

Aruba Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Aruba?

Life Expectancy at Birth 76 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 79 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 73 Years
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 36 Years

Aruba Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Aruba median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 13
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 8
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 36 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 9.16
Population Growth Rate 1.39%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.01
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.01
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .93
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .9
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .9
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .65

Aruba Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Aruba?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care is generally considered to be good on Aruba. There is one hospital, Dr. H.E. Oduber Hospital, whose medical standards can be favorably compared to a small hospital in the U.S. The hospital has tiered health care, and accommodations will vary depending on insurance and the ability to pay. There is a small medical center in San Nicolas. Please be aware that there is no decompression chamber available on the island. We urge caution for scuba divers, since persons suffering from decompression sickness have to be medically evacuated for proper treatment. The many drug stores, or “boticas”, provide prescription and over the counter medicine. Visitors will need a local prescription, and may not be able to find medications available in the United States. Emergency services are usually quick to respond. Aruba is only about 14 degrees from the equator, so the solar radiation is very strong. Sunscreen is recommended anytime you are outside during the day.

Aruba Education

What is school like in Aruba?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 6%
Literacy - total population 97.3%
Literacy Definition definition:
School Life Expectancy - female 14 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 13 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 13 Years

Aruba Literacy

Can people in Aruba read?

Literacy - total population 97.3%
Literacy Definition definition:
Predominant Language Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English dialect), English (widely spoken), Spanish

Aruba Crime

Is Aruba a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The crime threat in Aruba is generally considered low, although travelers should always take precautions when in unfamiliar surroundings. There have been incidents of theft from hotel rooms and vehicles. Armed robberies have been known to occur. Valuables left unattended on beaches, in cars and in hotel lobbies are easy targets for theft. Jewelry, phones, cameras and other electronics are the most commonly stolen items. Be especially observant when visiting isolated areas.

Car theft, especially of rental vehicles for joy riding and stripping, can occur. Vehicle leases or rentals may not be fully covered by local insurance when a vehicle is stolen or damaged. Be sure you are sufficiently insured when renting vehicles, jet skis, and other items.

We recommend that visitors take additional precautions when visiting the entertainment district of San Nicolas. Due to the popularity of this area with tourists, many petty crimes are reported in this area.

Parents of young travelers should be aware that the legal drinking age of 18 is not always enforced in Aruba, so extra parental supervision may be appropriate. Young travelers in particular are urged to take the same precautions they would when going out in the United States, e.g. to travel in pairs or in groups if they choose to frequent Aruba’s nightclubs and bars, and if they opt to consume alcohol, to do so responsibly. Anyone who is a victim of a crime should make a report to Aruban police, as well as report it immediately to the U.S. Consulate General on Curacao. Do not rely on hotel/restaurant/tour company management to make the report for you.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

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