Honduras Population 2019

9,562,906

Honduras is located in Central America where it's bordered by Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Gulf of Honduras, and the Gulf of Fonseca. Honduras was called Spanish Honduras for many years to differentiate it from British Honduras, which later became Belize. Honduras gained independence from Spain in 1821 and has remained independent since. In 2019, Honduras has an estimated population of 9.57 million, which ranks 94th in the world.

The Republic of Honduras has a land mass of 112,492 square kilometers (43,278 square miles) making it the 102nd largest country with regards to surface area alone. For every square kilometer of Honduran territory, there is an average of 64 people here which equates to 166 per square mile and makes Honduras the 128th most densely populated country in the world today.

The capital and largest city of Honduras is Tegucigalpa, commonly called Tegus. Tegus is the administrative and political center of the country . The city's infrastructure has not kept up with the rapid growth, which has led to widespread poverty and condensed living. Tegus has a population of about 1.12 million with a density of 5,600 people per square kilometer (14,516/square mile).

Other major cities include San Pedro Sula (pop: 639,000), Choloma (223,000), La Ceiba (174,000).

Honduras Demographics

The vast majority of the population of Honduras consider themselves to be white or Mestizo. About 90% of the population is Mestizo (mixed European and Amerindian ancestry). In addition, 7% are of American Indian descent while 2% declare themselves to be black.

Most Honduras expatriates are in the United States. It's estimated that 800,000 to 1 million Hondurans are in the U.S., or almost 15% of the country's domestic population.

While most Hondurans are Roman Catholic, the number of people who are members of the Roman Catholic Church has been declining for years while membership in several Protestant churches has increased. A 2008 poll found that 51% of Hondurans are Catholic while 36% are Protestant. About 11% do not have a religious affiliation while 1% claim another religion, such as Buddhism or Islam.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 3 minutes
One death every 12 minutes
One net migrant every 180 minutes
Net gain of one person every 3 minutes

Honduras Population in 2018Source: By Juancbg2015 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Honduras Population Growth

Honduras is currently growing at a rate of 2% per year. While the growth rate has slowed over the last two decades, the country is growing slowly with a fertility rate of 3 births per woman. This is more than the replacement rate.

Official NameRepublic of Honduras
Languages SpokenSpanish
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude15-86.5
Currencies UsedHonduras Lempira
DemonymHonduran
Name Population Location
Tegucigalpa850,848Map
San Pedro Sula489,466Map
Choloma139,100Map
La Ceiba130,218Map
El Progreso100,810Map
Ciudad Choluteca75,872Map
Comayagua58,784Map
Puerto Cortez48,013Map
La Lima45,955Map
Danli44,799Map
Siguatepeque43,141Map
Juticalpa33,686Map
Villanueva31,571Map
Tocoa30,785Map
Tela29,325Map
Santa Rosa de Copan27,753Map
Olanchito25,969Map
San Lorenzo22,289Map
Cofradia20,353Map
El Paraiso18,779Map

Honduras Population Clock

The population of Honduras (as of 6/16/2019)?9,562,906
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2019)9,568,688
Births Per Day546
Deaths Per Day125
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day 413
Population Change Since January 1st68,971

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Estimate as of June 16th 2019 is: 9,562,461

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20199,568,68849.87%50.13%85.06941.61%
20189,417,16749.86%50.14%83.71951.64%
20179,265,06749.86%50.14%82.36951.67%
20169,112,86749.86%50.14%81.01951.70%
20158,960,82949.85%50.15%79.66951.80%
20108,194,77849.82%50.18%72.85962.13%
20057,373,43049.78%50.22%65.55972.48%
20006,524,28349.72%50.28%58.00972.71%
19955,709,05149.68%50.32%50.75982.87%
19904,955,32849.67%50.33%44.051042.97%
19854,281,18949.67%50.33%38.061053.08%
19803,678,28649.69%50.31%32.701093.13%
19753,153,26149.73%50.27%28.031123.03%
19702,716,65949.85%50.15%24.151142.98%
19652,346,01050.02%49.98%20.851172.85%
19602,038,63750.16%49.84%18.121182.85%
19551,771,35150.29%49.71%15.751182.75%
19501,546,72450.29%49.71%13.751170.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20209,719,26549.87%50.13%86.40930.00%
202510,454,84949.87%50.13%92.94891.47%
203011,147,35149.87%50.13%99.09871.29%
203511,778,68649.85%50.15%104.71871.11%
204012,339,41749.83%50.17%109.69870.93%
204512,830,96349.81%50.19%114.06880.78%
205013,248,65549.80%50.20%117.77880.64%
205513,591,41449.78%50.22%120.82880.51%
206013,856,01249.77%50.23%123.17890.39%
206514,040,96849.77%50.23%124.82910.27%
207014,142,48849.78%50.22%125.72900.14%
207514,164,86049.81%50.19%125.92890.03%
208014,115,94349.85%50.15%125.4889-0.07%
208514,006,58949.91%50.09%124.5190-0.16%
209013,848,31149.98%50.02%123.1092-0.23%
209513,654,09250.04%49.96%121.3893-0.28%
  1. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
  2. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1950, 1961, 1974, 1988, 2001 and 2013 censuses, with official estimates through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

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