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|Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:39 am Post subject: The Population of Boa Vista Doubles in 10 Years
|The Cape Verdean population is set at 491,575 individuals, according to the 2010 Census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics. Over the past 10 years the number grew by 1.2% in the number of households and 3.9% in numbers of people.
Boa Vista Island is the fastest growing, doubling its population to just over 9000.
From 434,265 in 2000, the number of inhabitants of Cape Verde has jumped to 491,575, according to preliminary results of Census 2010, conducted m last June and have just been unveiled by the INE. "The birth rate has declined," said the president of this institute, António Duarte.
In these ten years the population of Boa Vista, doubled from 4209 to 9162, an increase of 7.8 percent. The following is Sal, with a growth of 5.5%. Tourism and real estate are, of course, the reasons for this jump, bucking the trend of desertification in the two previous censuses recorded. At the opposite extreme are Santo Antão (-2), Maio(-1.4) and Brava (-1.3 percent) are islands whose population growth has decreased.
Santiago is the island where he continues to reside the majority of the population: 273,919, corresponds to 56%, followed by St. Vicente (15.5% - 76,107) and St. Antao (8.9% -43,915).
This census confirms that more women than men in Cape Verde, about one percent. This is, of 491,575 inhabitants, 248,260 are women (50.5%) and 243,315 (49.5%) males. Households have on average 3.9 persons each.
Currently, 62% of Cape Verdean population live in urban areas, compared to 38% in rural areas. In terms of age, over 30% have between zero and 19 years, and only 0.3 percent of the total has more than 90 years.