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Facts and Figures

Composition

Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

Location

  • Capital: George Town, in southwest Grand Cayman

  • Grand Cayman – Western Caribbean, about 150 miles south of Cuba, 480 miles southwest of Miami, 180 miles northwest of Jamaica

  • Cayman Brac – 89 miles northeast of Grand Cayman

  • Little Cayman – 5 miles west of Cayman Brac

Size

  • Total Area: 101sq miles

  • Grand Cayman – area: 76sq miles; length: 22 miles; average width: 4 miles; highest point: about 60ft above sea level

  • Cayman Brac – area: 15sq miles; length: 12 miles; average width: 1.5 miles; highest point: The Bluff – 140ft above sea level

  • Little Cayman – area: 10sq miles; length: 10 miles; average width: just over 1 mile; highest point: 40ft above sea level

Population

64,958 of which 37,887 are Caymanians (2020)

National Income (2018):

  • GDP per capita: CI$73,694
  • Real GDP: CI$4,489.4 million

Other Statistics (2018)

  • Life Expectancy: 82.3 years (2017)

  • Unemployment Rate: 7.1%*

  • Total Work Permits: 25,514

  • Imports: CI$1,183.3 million

  • Bank & Trust Licences: 646

  • Mutual Fund Registrations: 10,8857

  • New Company Registrations: 12,822

  • Visitor Air Arrivals: 2019: 502, 739; 2020 (Jan & Feb): 93,558*

  • Cruise Ship Arrivals: 2019: 1,831,011; 2020 (Jan & Feb): 448,435*

*2020 figures which reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main Industries

Financial Services, Construction, Healthcare and Tourism (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Political Status

Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom (i.e. British dependency)

Nationalities

Over 130 different nationalities are represented in Cayman including Caymanian, Jamaican, British, American, Canadian, Filipino and South American. There are also a lot of Australians and Kiwis, South Africans and French.