Saint Lucia Demographics

What is the population of Saint Lucia?

Population 166,487
Population Growth Rate 0.36%
Urban Population 17.5%
Population in Major Urban Areas CASTRIES (capital) 21,000
Nationality Noun Saint Lucian(s)
Nationality Adjective Saint Lucian
Ethnic Groups black 90%, mixed 6%, East Indian 3%, white 1%
Languages Spoken English (official), French patois

Saint Lucia Health Information

What are the health conditions in Saint Lucia?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.21
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 92.8%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 6.2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98.6%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 7.2%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 1.6
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 12.78
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 11.4
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 12.07
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 35
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 21.4%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .47
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 34.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 70.4%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 64.1%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.78

Saint Lucia Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Saint Lucia?

Life Expectancy at Birth 77 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 74 Years
Median Age 32 Years
Median Age - female 33 Years
Median Age - male 31 Years

Saint Lucia Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Saint Lucia median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 14
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.21
Median Age 32 Years
Median Age - female 33 Years
Median Age - male 31 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -3.34
Population Growth Rate 0.36%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .93
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .95
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .83

Saint Lucia Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Saint Lucia?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

There are two public hospitals and one private hospital in St. Lucia.

Victoria Hospital, Castries - Tel No. (758) 452-2421 - is the main hospital.

St. Jude's Hospital, George Odlum Stadium, Vieux Fort - Tel No. (758) 454-6041 is the second public hospital.

The original St. Jude's Hospital in Vieux Fort was destroyed by fire on September 9, 2009. What started as a temporary facility operating out of the George Odlum Stadium is now operating as a fully functional hospital with two operating rooms, an ER Department, as well as a Medical, Paediatric and a Surgical Ward. There is also an ICU Unit and an Out Patient's Clinic.

Tapion Hospital, La Toc Road, Castries is the private hospital - Tel No. (758) 459-2000. A new hyperbaric chamber capable of treating 6 patients is now in operation at this facility. They are certified personnel in the hyperbaric field who operate the chamber. The Chamber is undergoing the accreditation process by DAN (Divers Alert Network) and continues to be fully operational. However, to-date the certification process has not been completed.

Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Saint Lucia Education

What is school like in Saint Lucia?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 4.1%
Literacy - female 90.6%
Literacy - male 89.5%
Literacy - total population 90.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school
School Life Expectancy - female 13 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 12 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 12 Years

Saint Lucia Literacy

Can people in Saint Lucia read?

Literacy - female 90.6%
Literacy - male 89.5%
Literacy - total population 90.1%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over has ever attended school
Predominant Language English (official), French patois

Saint Lucia Crime

Is Saint Lucia a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Crime, including armed robbery, does occur and is rising in St. Lucia. Violent crime, including gun violence and targeted homicides, is often connected to narcotics trafficking. Petty crime also occurs, with tourists being targeted often.

Efforts by the St. Lucian authorities to improve public safety on the island are ongoing. Visitors should inquire about their hotel's security arrangements before making reservations. Valuables left unattended on beaches and in rental cars are vulnerable to theft. Visitors should use caution, especially at night and in less frequented areas.

Take some time before travel to learn how to improve your personal security-things are not the same everywhere as they are in the United States. Here are some useful tips for personal security.

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

Saint Lucia Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in St. Lucia, 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. 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 St. Lucia, 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 where you are going.

Persons violating St. Lucian laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in St. Lucia are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

IF ARRESTED: If you are arrested in St. Lucia, authorities of St. Lucia are required to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest. If you are concerned the Department of State may not be aware of your situation, you should request the police or prison officials to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest.

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