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The population of the US Virgin Islands was estimated at 109,825 in 2010, up from 96,569 at the time of the 1980 census. St. Croix has two principal towns: Christiansted and Frederiksted. Economic development has brought an influx of new residents, mainly from Puerto Rico, other Caribbean islands, and the US mainland. Most of the permanent inhabitants are descendants of slaves who were brought from Africa in the early days of Danish rule, and about 80% of the population is black.

There were 40,648 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% were married couples living together, 24.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the territory, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males. The annual population growth is -0.12%.

Approximately 95% of the US Virgin Islands population live on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix, each with over 51,000 residents.


Population : 109,825 (July 2010 est.)
Age structure : 0-14 years: 20.4% (male 11,394/female 11,048)
15-64 years: 65.9% (male 33,843/female 38,574)
65 years and over: 13.6% (male 6,747/female 8,219) (2010 est.)
Median age : total: 39.8 years
male: 39.2 years
female: 40.2 years (2010 est.)
Population growth rate : -0.029% (2010 est.)
Birth rate : 11.95 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
Death rate : 6.75 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
Net migration rate : -5.49 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
Urbanisation : urban population: 95% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanisation: 0.2% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio : at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.87 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.9 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
Infant mortality rate : total: 7.56 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8.28 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
Life expectancy at birth : total population: 79.05 years
male: 76.02 years
female: 82.26 years (2010 est.)
Total fertility rate : 1.81 children born/woman (2010 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate : NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS : NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths : NA
Nationality : noun: Virgin Islander(s) (US citizens)
adjective: Virgin Islander
Ethnic groups : black 76.2%, white 13.1%, Asian 1.1%, other 6.1%, mixed 3.5% (2000 census)
Religions : Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%
Languages : English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9% (2000 census)
Literacy : definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90-95% est.
male: NA
female: NA (2005 est.)
Education expenditures : NA




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