Saint Kitts and Nevis Demographics

What is the population of Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Population 53,821
Population Growth Rate 0.8%
Urban Population 32.000000
Population in Major Urban Areas BASSETERRE (capital) 12,000
Nationality Noun Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s)
Ethnic Groups predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese

Saint Kitts and Nevis Population Comparison

Saint Kitts and Nevis Health Information

What are the health conditions in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Life Expectancy at Birth 75.070000
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.06
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 9.200000
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 4.4%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.17
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4.8
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98.300000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.78
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 40.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 87.300000

Saint Kitts and Nevis Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Life Expectancy at Birth 75.070000
Median Age 33.000000
Infant Mortality Rate 9.200000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.78

Saint Kitts and Nevis median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 14
Median Age 33.000000
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 1.23
Population Growth Rate 0.8%
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.020000
Age Structure 20.610000
Infant Mortality Rate 9.200000
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.78

Saint Kitts and Nevis Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care is limited. The main hospitals are Joseph N. France General Hospital (telephone (869) 465-2551) on St. Kitts and Alexandria Hospital (telephone (869) 469-5473) on Nevis. St. Kitts has two additional hospitals and both islands have several health clinics. Neither island has a hyperbaric chamber. Divers suffering from decompression illness are transported to the island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the U.S. can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Health Expenditures - percent of GDP


Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population


Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population


Saint Kitts and Nevis Education

What is school like in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 4.2%
Literacy - total population 97.8%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 13.000000

Saint Kitts and Nevis Literacy

Can people in Saint Kitts and Nevis read?

Literacy - total population 97.8%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school

Saint Kitts and Nevis Crime

Is Saint Kitts and Nevis a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The government is currently working to combat an influx of illegal weapons onto the islands. Violent crime—including murder, petty street crime, automobile break-ins and burglary—continue to occur. To combat these problems, St. Kitts has hired a new police chief to guide the police force and implement higher standards in crime fighting. Visitors and residents must exercise common-sense precautions such as traveling in groups, avoiding walking alone at night or carrying large amounts of cash, other valuables or travel documents. Hotel safety deposit facilities should be used to safeguard valuables and travel documents. Visitors should also avoid leaving bags, valuables and other belongings in rental vehicles or on beaches. Some American universities in St. Kitts and Nevis have instituted strict curfew hours for students, as many have recently been victims of crime in downtown Basseterre.

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

Saint Kitts and Nevis Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in another country, 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, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places, driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. 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 or engage in child pornography. While you are overseas, U.S. laws don’t apply. If you do something illegal in your host country, your U.S. passport won’t help. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

Persons violating St. Kitts and Nevis laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs or firearms in St. Kitts and Nevis are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. It is important to note that the prison on St. Kitts was built in the 1800s and is not on par with U.S. prisons. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States.

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