United States Virgin Islands, USA
The United States Virgin Islands
(USVI) are an organized unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the West Indies. The islands consist of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and about 50 small islets. The USVI has a total area of 348 sq km (134 sq mi).
As of 2023, the estimated population of the USVI was 81,700 people. The majority of the population is of African descent, while the remainder are mostly Hispanic (mainly Puerto Rican) or recent immigrants from the U.S. The people of the USVI are U.S. citizens and elect a non-voting representative to the U.S. House of Representatives, but they do not vote in U.S. national elections. The official languages are English, French, and Spanish. Christianity is the main religion; most of the population is Protestant, with some Roman Catholic and other Christian faiths.
The USVI is a hilly archipelago surrounded by coral reefs. Tourism is a major contributor to the economy. The currency exchange rate is 1 US dollar to 0.925 euro. There is no official religion, but freedom of religion is protected by law.
In terms of demographics, the population rank of the USVI in 2022 was 205. It is expected that this number will grow to 88,700 by 2030. The urban population stands at 95.7%, while rural residents make up 4.3%. The life expectancy at birth for males in 2019 was 78 years, while females were estimated to live 83.1 years. The Gross National Income (GNI) in 2015 was 3,765 U.S. dollars per thousand million, which translates to 34,955 U.S. dollars per capita.
Politically, the USVI is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States with one legislative house. The Legislature is made up of 15 members.