Cayman Islands Demographics

What is the population of Cayman Islands?

Population 61,994
Population - note Note: most of the population lives on Grand Cayman
Population Growth Rate 2.19%
Urban Population 100%
Population in Major Urban Areas GEORGE TOWN (capital) 28,000
Nationality Noun Caymanian(s)
Nationality Adjective Caymanian
Ethnic Groups Mixed 40%, white 20%, black 20%, expatriates of various ethnic groups 20%
Languages Spoken English

Cayman Islands Health Information

What are the health conditions in Cayman Islands?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 5.3
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 4.4%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 95.6%
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 5.42
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 7.26
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 6.35
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 3.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 96.2%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.86

Cayman Islands Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Cayman Islands?

Life Expectancy at Birth 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 83 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 78 Years
Median Age 39 Years
Median Age - female 39 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years

Cayman Islands Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Cayman Islands median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 12
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 5.3
Median Age 39 Years
Median Age - female 39 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 15.04
Population Growth Rate 2.19%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.01
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female .98
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .95
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .9

Cayman Islands Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Cayman Islands?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

The quality of medical care in the Cayman Islands is generally comparable to that available in the United States; however, some procedures and cases requiring critical care may require medical evacuation to the United States. Several American citizens each year drown or suffer cardiac arrest while snorkeling or SCUBA diving in the Cayman Islands. These deaths may be attributed in part to tourists attempting to do more than they are trained to do or to poor physical conditioning or preexisting medical conditions that are exacerbated when snorkeling or diving. A hyperbaric chamber is available for the treatment of decompression illness. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate payment for health services.

Emergency response services in the Cayman Islands are on par with those generally available in the United States.

Cayman Islands Education

What is school like in Cayman Islands?

Literacy - female 98%
Literacy - male 98%
Literacy - total population 98%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over has ever attended school

Cayman Islands Literacy

Can people in Cayman Islands read?

Literacy - female 98%
Literacy - male 98%
Literacy - total population 98%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over has ever attended school
Predominant Language English

Cayman Islands Crime

Is Cayman Islands a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The crime threat in the Cayman Islands is generally considered low, although travelers should always take normal precautions when in unfamiliar surroundings. Petty theft, pick-pocketing, and purse snatchings occur. A few cases involving sexual assault have been reported to the Embassy. Police in the Cayman Islands rigorously enforce laws against illegal drugs. U.S. citizens should avoid buying, selling, holding, or taking illegal drugs under any circumstances.

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

Cayman Islands Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in the Cayman Islands, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In some places, you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail for the night. In most cases, the passport is confiscated until you appear before a Magistrate Judge and a fine is imposed. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in the Cayman Islands, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go.

Persons violating Caymanian laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking illegal drugs in the Cayman Islands are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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