Countryaah data, Saint Lucia has a population density of 295 residents per
km2, but almost the entire population lives on
the coast. In 2019, 19 percent of the population lived in
cities, of which the capital Castries (9,100 residents,
2012) is the largest.
By the end of the 1990s, the number of illegal immigrants
increased so much that the government felt compelled to
issue amnesty to illegal immigrants from other countries
within the Caribbean Cooperation Organization.
Almost the entire population are descendants of African
English is the official language. As a legacy of the
French colonial era, the majority speak yet another variant
of Caribbean Creole French. Due to the authorities'
unwillingness to recognize this language, there is a change
of language towards English, which now dominates in the
About 95% of the population is Christian. 90% of them are
Catholics who belong to the Diocese of Castries, which was
founded in 1956 and became archdiocese in 1974. Other
Christians are Anglicans, Presbyterians, Methodists,
Baptists, Adventists and Pentecostal friends. There is an
ecumenical collaboration between most churches in the
Caribbean Council of Churches, mainly in the fight against
poverty and marginalization.
A large part of the population practices African-American
religious traditions, especially the Neo-African Kelek cult.