Saint Barthelemy: People & Society#

Population7,209 (July 2016 est.)
Ethnic groupswhite, Creole (mulatto), black, Guadeloupe Mestizo (French-East Asia)
LanguagesFrench (primary), English
ReligionsRoman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah's Witnesses
Age structure0-14 years: 16.9% (male 626/female 592)
15-24 years: 7.09% (male 268/female 243)
25-54 years: 44.57% (male 1,748/female 1,465)
55-64 years: 15.52% (male 607/female 512)
65 years and over: 15.92% (male 575/female 573) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 43.6 years
male: 43.5 years
female: 43.6 years (2016 est.)
Population distributionmost of the populace concentrated in and around the capital of Gustavia, but scattered settlements exist around the island periphery
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.19 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.19 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1 male(s)/female
total population: 1.13 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)