Belize Population and Religion Percentage

Belize is a country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America. As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the estimated population of Belize in 2024 is 416,656 (4.16 Lakh)

The total Land Area of Belize is 22,806 sq. km (8,805 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Belize is 17 per Km2 (45 people per mi2).

Belize location on Map

Belize2024 Population
Total Population416,656
Global Rank1778
Land Area 22,806 sq.km (8,805 sq. mi)
Area Rank147
Pop. Density124 people/sq. km
Capital CityBelmopan

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Religion in Belize

Christianity is the dominant religion in Belize.  The single largest denomination is the Roman Catholic Church with about 40.1% of the population. Next, come the various denomination of protestant churches.

People who declared they belonged to no religion make up 15.5% of the population. 11.2% adhere to other religions which include the Maya religion, Afro-American religions (Garifuna religion, Obeah, and Myalism), Mormons, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Baháʼís, Rastafarians, and others.

Religion percentage in Belize

ReligionPercentage
Christians73.30%
 – Roman Catholic -40.10%
  – Pentecostal -8.40%
  – Seventh-day Adventist -5.40%
  – Anglican -4.70%
  – Mennonite -3.70%
  – Baptist -3.60%
  – Methodist -2.90%
  – Nazarene -2.80%
  – Jehovah’s Witness -1.70%
No religion 15.50%
Other religions 11.20%
Belize Ethnic Population

Belize boasts a diverse population, with most being of mixed heritage. Mestizos, of Mayan and Spanish descent, form the largest group, residing in the interior. Maya people, including Yucatec, Mopán, and Kekchí Maya, make up a significant portion. Creoles, primarily English-speaking individuals of African and British ancestry, dominate the central coastal regions. Garifuna, descendants of Carib Indians and Africans, live in the south.

European, South Asian, and Chinese immigrants, as well as Mennonite farmers, contribute to the multicultural fabric. Refugees from neighboring countries, particularly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, also form a substantial part of the population, their descendants constituting a significant portion of the foreign-born community.

Top Cities in Belize by Population
#CityPopulation
1Belize City57,169
2San Ignacio17,878
3Belmopan13,939
4Orange Walk Town13,708
5San Pedro Town11,767
6Corozal Town10,287
7Dangriga9,593
8Benque Viejo del Carmen6,140
9Ladyville5,458
10Punta Gorda5,351
Population of Belize 2024 | Religion in Belize