Haiti Population 2017

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Located on the western side of the Hispaniola Island, Haiti was the first nation to attain independence in Latin America. Haiti is where Columbus arrived when he discovered the New World, and was home to the indigenous population known as the Taino, who were known to speak the Arawak language. With the migration of various foreigners to Haiti following its discovery and subsequent occupation, various diseases spread, which are believed to be the cause of the extermination of its native population.

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 2017 Source: 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.

Haiti Population Density

About Haiti

Official Name Republic of Haiti
Languages Spoken French, Haitian Creole
Borders DOM
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 19,-72.41666666
Currencies Used HTG, USD

Haiti Population Clock

What is the population of Haiti (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 144
Deaths Per Day 51
Net Migrations Per Day -96
Net Change Per Day -3
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Haiti Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 24.221 births/thousand 64th
Crude Death Rate 8.554 deaths/thousand 69th
Crude Net Migration Rate -3.169 people/thousand 167th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 63.429 years 166th
Life Expectancy (Male) 61.285 years 169th
Life Expectancy (Female) 65.586 years 164th
Total Fertility Rate 2.918 children/woman 66th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.224 surviving daughters/woman 71st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 87th
Infant Mortality Rate 43.104 deaths/1,000 live births 44th
Under Five Mortality 70.972 deaths/thousand 34th
Mean Age at Childbearing 29.933 years 67th
Rate of Natural Increase 15.252 74th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 16.999% 171st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 18.865% 175th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 15.083% 167th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 30.327% 171st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 33.699% 175th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 26.931% 167th
Crude Suicide Rate 2.3 suicides/thousand 150th
Median Age (Total) 22.6 years 163rd
Median Age (Female) 22.8 years 163rd
Median Age (Male) 22.4 years 160th

Haiti Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 10,983,274 49.45% 50.55% 398 29 1.21% 84
2015 10,711,067 49.457% 50.543% 388 29 1.27% 85
2010 9,999,617 49.434% 50.566% 362 30 1.44% 84
2005 9,263,409 49.41% 50.59% 336 30 1.56% 83
2000 8,549,202 49.376% 50.624% 310 31 1.66% 85
1995 7,819,806 49.336% 50.664% 283 34 1.85% 87
1990 7,099,733 49.292% 50.708% 257 36 2% 88
1985 6,384,196 49.219% 50.781% 231 37 2.22% 88
1980 5,688,831 49.172% 50.828% 206 39 2.26% 88
1975 5,140,357 49.165% 50.835% 186 41 1.89% 86
1970 4,708,639 49.222% 50.778% 170 43 1.78% 84
1965 4,271,133 49.183% 50.817% 154 42 2% 87
1960 3,866,160 49.078% 50.922% 140 41 1.98% 86
1955 3,514,072 48.939% 51.061% 127 42 1.85% 85
1950 3,221,277 48.796% 51.204% 116 43 1.67% 84

Haiti Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 11,378,336 49.427% 50.573% 412 29 1.13% 83
2025 12,004,684 49.391% 50.609% 435 28 0.99% 82
2030 12,578,313 49.348% 50.652% 456 29 0.85% 82
2035 13,089,840 49.294% 50.706% 474 29 0.72% 81
2040 13,534,178 49.226% 50.774% 491 29 0.59% 81
2045 13,902,878 49.146% 50.854% 504 29 0.46% 82
2050 14,188,615 49.053% 50.947% 514 29 0.33% 83
2055 14,395,007 48.954% 51.046% 522 28 0.22% 83
2060 14,522,800 48.852% 51.148% 526 29 0.11% 83
2065 14,574,160 48.753% 51.247% 528 29 0.01% 83
2070 14,551,569 48.667% 51.333% 527 28 -0.09% 85
2075 14,466,386 48.599% 51.401% 524 28 -0.16% 85
2080 14,338,296 48.558% 51.442% 520 27 -0.21% 85
2085 14,173,208 48.542% 51.458% 514 27 -0.26% 89
2090 13,980,752 48.558% 51.442% 507 28 -0.29% 90
2095 13,770,332 48.605% 51.395% 499 29 -0.32% 90
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations