How Many People Live on Hvar? And Where are They?
A look at the Provisional 2011 Census Results
Croatia conducted a national census in 2011, and the provisional results published by the government revealed that the best current guess of the population of the island of Hvar is 10,948.
This population is broken down into four administrative regions, as follows:
Hvar (including Brusje, the Grabljes, Milna, Zarace, Sveta Nedjelja and Jagodna) - 4,239
Stari Grad (including Dol, Rudina, Selca and Vrbanj) - 2,686
Jelsa (including Vrboska, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Zavala, Ican Dolac, Gromin Dolac, Humac, Poljica, Zastrazisce and Gdinj) - 3,560
Sucuraj (including the other Selca and Bogomolje) - 463.
The largest concentration is of course in Hvar Town (3,738), but a major surprise for me is that there are only 7 more people in Stari Grad (1,792) than Jelsa (1,785). Next comes Vrboska (542), which is only marginally ahead of the two most populated villages on Hvar, namely Vrbanj (495) and Svirce (410), both of which have more residents than the town of Sucuraj (357).
More useless facts about the number of properties, both habitable and ruins, as well as a look at Hvar's population over recent decades, to follow in subsequent posts (or check out the numbers yourself on the link below).