Bahamas Population 2017

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The Bahamas has an estimated population of 387,500, which makes it the 177th most populous country in the world. The last official census took place in 1990, finding a population of 255,000.

The capital and largest city is Nassau, with a population of 255,000. The next-largest city is Freeport, with a population of about 50,000.

Bahamas Demographics

The population of the Bahamas is 85% African, 12% European and 3% Asian and 3% Latin Americans. Baptists account for 35% of the population, followed by Anglican (15%), Roman Catholic (13%) and Pentecostal (8%). The region was originally inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of Arawakan-speaking Taino, although they were later shipped to Hispaniola for slavery by the Spaniards, who never colonized the Bahamas. For most of the 16th century, the islands were abandoned.

Afro-Bahamians are nationals with primary ancestry in West Africa. Afro-Bahamians represent the largest ethnic group in the country, accounting for 85%, with a Haitian community of around 80,000. There are also 17,000 Whites living in the country.

European Bahamians number 38,000 and are primarily descendants of English Puritans and American Loyalists who came to the islands in the 17th and 18th century. The account for 12% of the population and the largest minority group. The Bahamas is currently growing at a rate of around 1.5%. At this rate, the country will reach 396,000 by 2020.

Bahamas Population in 2017 Source: UpstateNYer

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Bahamas Population Growth

The Bahamas currently has a fertility rate of 2 children born per woman, which is slightly lower than the replacement rate. The country's population is currently growing at less than 1% a year.

Bahamas Population Density

About Bahamas

Official Name Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Languages Spoken English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 24.25,-76
Currencies Used BSD

Bahamas Population Clock

What is the population of Bahamas (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 3
Deaths Per Day 1
Net Migrations Per Day 3
Net Change Per Day 5
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Bahamas Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 14.704 births/thousand 126th
Crude Death Rate 6.404 deaths/thousand 136th
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.694 people/thousand 26th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.881 years 75th
Life Expectancy (Male) 72.802 years 83rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 78.804 years 74th
Total Fertility Rate 1.838 children/woman 139th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.867 surviving daughters/woman 144th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.057 males per female 58th
Infant Mortality Rate 7.9 deaths/1,000 live births 138th
Under Five Mortality 11.656 deaths/thousand 123rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.487 years 86th
Rate of Natural Increase 8.143 126th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.868% 103rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.286% 103rd
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 4.427% 117th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 16.641% 103rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.614% 103rd
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 12.681% 117th
Crude Suicide Rate 2.3 suicides/thousand 150th
Median Age (Total) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Female) 0 years 0th
Median Age (Male) 0 years 0th

Bahamas Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 397,164 48.974% 51.026% 39 168 1.06% 176
2015 388,019 48.956% 51.044% 38 168 1.2% 177
2010 360,830 48.884% 51.116% 36 166 1.62% 177
2005 329,243 48.811% 51.189% 32 170 1.97% 177
2000 297,890 48.708% 51.292% 29 172 1.75% 177
1995 280,151 49.404% 50.596% 27 170 1.29% 176
1990 256,337 49.608% 50.393% 25 166 1.85% 177
1985 234,684 49.617% 50.383% 23 165 1.88% 177
1980 210,660 49.644% 50.356% 21 163 2.23% 177
1975 188,882 49.048% 50.952% 18 165 2.11% 176
1970 169,356 49.535% 50.465% 16 166 2.63% 174
1965 140,049 48.878% 51.122% 13 167 4.41% 174
1960 109,526 47.829% 52.171% 10 171 4.97% 175
1955 88,619 46.627% 53.373% 8 175 3.63% 176
1950 79,088 46.42% 53.58% 7 177 1.13% 177

Bahamas Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 409,629 48.994% 51.006% 40 168 0.98% 176
2025 429,178 49.017% 50.983% 42 171 0.83% 176
2030 445,955 49.028% 50.972% 44 169 0.67% 176
2035 459,730 49.04% 50.96% 45 169 0.52% 176
2040 470,912 49.06% 50.94% 47 169 0.43% 176
2045 480,409 49.111% 50.889% 47 172 0.36% 178
2050 488,610 49.193% 50.807% 48 172 0.29% 179
2055 495,096 49.307% 50.693% 49 169 0.22% 179
2060 499,866 49.446% 50.554% 49 171 0.15% 179
2065 503,147 49.593% 50.407% 50 172 0.09% 178
2070 504,969 49.727% 50.273% 50 172 0.04% 178
2075 505,561 49.849% 50.151% 50 169 0% 177
2080 505,106 49.96% 50.04% 50 170 -0.04% 177
2085 503,777 50.068% 49.932% 50 168 -0.06% 177
2090 502,011 50.175% 49.826% 50 168 -0.08% 178
2095 499,990 50.264% 49.736% 49 169 -0.09% 177
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations