Haiti Population 2017

10,983,052

Today, this great nation is home to approximately 10.656 million people, an increase from the estimate of 9,893,934 in 2013.

Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago. Haiti takes up the smaller section of the western part of the island that it shares with the Dominican Republic. As a whole, the country has a population density of 350 people per square kilometer (907/square mile), which ranks 32nd in the world.

The largest city and capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince, which has a population last estimated at 900,000 in 2009. The larger Port-au-Prince metropolitan area is home to about 2.3 million people, or 25,000 people per square kilometer (65,000/square mile). The metro area includes Port-au-Prince as well as Tabarre, Cite Soleil, Petion-Ville, and Carrefour. In 2010, Port-au-Prince suffered from a massive earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 people.

Haiti Demographics

Haiti is a very young country with more than half of its population under the age of 20. Most Haitians are descended from black African slaves an Mulattoes (mixed racial background). The rest have European and Levantine/Semitic background. These Arab Haitians make up a large share of the population. Arab immigrants first came to Haiti during the mid- to late-19th century when the country's economy was dominated by Italian and German immigrants.

There is a large Haitian diaspora with millions of Haitians living in the United States (880,000), Cuba (300,000), Dominican Republic (800,000), France (80,000), the Bahamas (80,000), France (80,000), and Canada (100,000).

A gene pool test of Haiti found its people are 95.5% Sub-Saharan African, 4.3% European, and traces of East Asian.

About 80% of Haitians are Catholic while 16% are Protestants, which includes 10% Baptist. Vodou is also practiced by some Haitians as well as Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism.

Haiti History

Haiti has a wide-ranging history as a result of the different groups that have settled on this land in the past. Haitian music is distinguished by having a fusion of French, Spanish, and African elements. Similarly, Haitian art is famous for its traditional and voodoo influences. Haiti is a nation that integrates art and religion to fulfill the purpose of both these significant spheres of life. The Haitian art form often tells a moralistic story, with the transformation of a human into an animal as one of its typical aspects. Furthermore, animal designs and dance drawings are also depictive of Haitian art. The most significant mediums of art employed by the artists of Haiti are painting and sculpting. This nation has a unique ethnicity contained in it, and this is expressed through various forms of art.

Haiti is a country with an unforgettable history and a wondrous culture, which one cannot fail to notice. It was after all, the first nation to initiate empowerment among its colored people. The Haitian Revolution, which lasted from 1791 to 1804, was a determined struggle for equal rights for men of all races. It teaches us a lot today; never underestimate the impact a few driven people can make, and to have faith that these few can cause ripples weighty enough to drive a powerful movement. Haiti is thus, through its long history of struggle and perseverance, a resilient and strong nation.

Haiti Economy

The economy of Haiti is considerably dependent on the agricultural sector, which accounts for almost two-fifths of its income. The farming there mainly consists of small-scale subsistence farming, and thus it is this faction of the work force that was most affected by the destructive earthquake. Haiti has a free-market economy, with imports constituting 80% of the food consumed by its people. Such is the extent of dependence Haiti is subjected to on other countries, particularly the United States. Furthermore, the disparity between the rich and the poor in Haiti is shocking, with the richest 1% in possession of half of the entire country's wealth.

The poor economic conditions in Haiti can be ascribed to diversified reasons, ranging from a low literacy rate, which results in low level of technical skills instilled in the labor force, to the inferior health conditions and finally, the country's vulnerability to natural disasters. Despite this unpleasant portrait of this nation, the stoicism that this nation has shown whilst recovering from the catastrophic earthquake is nothing less than remarkable.

Haiti Population in 2017Source: Ketounette

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

Haiti Population Growth

Haiti is currently growing at a rate of 1.4% per year with much of its growth in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.

About Haiti

Official NameRepublic of Haiti
Languages SpokenHaitian Creole, French
BordersDOM
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude19-72.41666666
Currencies UsedHTGUSD

Haiti Population Density

Name Population
Dondon5,029
Mayisad5,204
Aquin5,246
Jean-Rabel5,419
Milot5,534
Dame-Marie6,036
Pignon6,731
Anse a Galets7,178
Gros Morne7,294
Cornillon7,572
Lascahobas7,574
Les Anglais8,247
Grande Riviere du Nord8,836
Mirebalais9,082
Ouanaminthe10,118
Trou du Nord10,569
Fort Liberte11,465
Saint-Louis du Nord11,849
Dessalines12,288
Desarmes15,594
Fond Parisien18,256
Hinche18,590
Gressier25,947
Lenbe32,645
Ti Port-de-Paix34,657
Saint-Raphael37,739
Kenscoff42,175
Verrettes48,724
Grangwav49,288
Thomazeau52,017
Saint-Marc66,226
Gonayiv84,961
Miragoane89,202
Jeremie97,503
Tigwav117,504
Les Cayes125,799
Leogane134,190
Okap134,815
Jacmel137,966
Croix des Bouquets229,127
Port-de-Paix250,000
Petionville283,052
Delmas 73382,920
Carrefour442,156
Port-au-Prince1,234,742

Haiti Population Clock

What is the population of Haiti (as of September 13, 2017)?10,983,052
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)10983274
Births Per Day144
Deaths Per Day51
Net Migrations Per Day -96
Net Change Per Day -3
Population Change Since January 1st-765

Haiti Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 23.869 births/thousand64
Crude Death Rate 8.487 deaths/thousand70
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.169 people/thousand167
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 63.729 years167
Male Life Expectancy 61.576 years169
Female Life Expectancy 65.896 years163
Total Fertility Rate 2.867 children/woman67
Net Reproduction Rate 1.224 surviving daughters/woman71
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female87
Infant Mortality Rate 42.038 deaths/1,000 live births44
Under Five Mortality 69.168 deaths/thousand33
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.933 years67
Rate of Natural Increase 15.252 74
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 16.999 %171
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 18.865 %175
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 15.083 %167
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 30.327 %166
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 33.699 %168
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 26.931 %164
Crude Suicide Rate 2.3 suicides/thousand150
Median Age (Total) 22.6 years163
Median Age (Female) 22.8 years163
Median Age (Male) 22.4 years160

Haiti Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201710,983,27449.45%50.55%398291.21%84
201510,711,06749.457%50.543%388291.27%85
20109,999,61749.434%50.566%362301.44%84
20059,263,40949.41%50.59%336301.56%83
20008,549,20249.376%50.624%310311.66%85
19957,819,80649.336%50.664%283341.85%87
19907,099,73349.292%50.708%257362%88
19856,384,19649.219%50.781%231372.22%88
19805,688,83149.172%50.828%206392.26%88
19755,140,35749.165%50.835%186411.89%86
19704,708,63949.222%50.778%170431.78%84
19654,271,13349.183%50.817%154422%87
19603,866,16049.078%50.922%140411.98%86
19553,514,07248.939%51.061%127421.85%85
19503,221,27748.796%51.204%116431.67%84

Haiti Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202011,378,33649.427%50.573%412291.13%83
202512,004,68449.391%50.609%435280.99%82
203012,578,31349.348%50.652%456290.85%82
203513,089,84049.294%50.706%474290.72%81
204013,534,17849.226%50.774%491290.59%81
204513,902,87849.146%50.854%504290.46%82
205014,188,61549.053%50.947%514290.33%83
205514,395,00748.954%51.046%522280.22%83
206014,522,80048.852%51.148%526290.11%83
206514,574,16048.753%51.247%528290.01%83
207014,551,56948.667%51.333%52728-0.09%85
207514,466,38648.599%51.401%52428-0.16%85
208014,338,29648.558%51.442%52027-0.21%85
208514,173,20848.542%51.458%51427-0.26%89
209013,980,75248.558%51.442%50728-0.29%90
209513,770,33248.605%51.395%49929-0.32%90
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations