Honduras Population 2017

8,308,457

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 2015, Honduras has an estimated population of 8.486 million, which ranks 87th in the world.

The Republic of Honduras has a land mass of 112,492 square kilometres (43,278 square miles) making it the 102nd largest country with regards to surface area alone. For every square kilometre 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 Haiti 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.

Honduras Population in 2017Source:

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

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.

About Honduras

Official NameRepublic of Honduras
Languages SpokenSpanish
BordersGTM, SLV, NIC
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude15-86.5
Currencies UsedHNL

Honduras Population Density

Name Population
Yuscaran2,371
Puerto Lempira4,856
Cuyamel5,022
La Esperanza5,318
Florida5,340
San Marcos5,346
Ajuterique5,354
Villa de San Antonio5,390
San Francisco de la Paz5,411
San Luis5,733
San Juan Pueblo5,735
Villa de San Francisco5,914
Azacualpa5,949
Las Trojes6,253
Mezapa6,324
Copan6,336
San Manuel6,389
Campamento6,560
Monjaras6,772
La Alianza6,923
Jesus de Otoro6,988
El Triunfo7,182
Las Vegas, Santa Barbara7,487
Coxen Hole7,514
Agua Blanca Sur7,592
Gracias7,909
Pimienta Vieja8,761
Nueva Ocotepeque8,780
San Marcos de Colon8,821
Baracoa9,202
El Negrito9,303
Trujillo9,646
Saba9,666
Marcala10,054
Santa Cruz de Yojoa10,230
Morazan11,076
Santa Rita12,869
Guaimaca12,899
Talanga13,492
Intibuca13,741
Nacaome13,929
La Entrada14,705
Santa Barbara15,119
Potrerillos15,707
Yoro15,774
La Paz17,555
El Paraiso18,779
Cofradia20,353
San Lorenzo22,289
Olanchito25,969
Santa Rosa de Copan27,753
Tela29,325
Tocoa30,785
Villanueva31,571
Juticalpa33,686
Siguatepeque43,141
Danli44,799
La Lima45,955
Puerto Cortez48,013
Comayagua58,784
Ciudad Choluteca75,872
El Progreso100,810
La Ceiba130,218
Choloma139,100
San Pedro Sula489,466
Tegucigalpa850,848

Honduras Population Clock

What is the population of Honduras (as of 10/16/2017)?8,308,457
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)8,304,677
Births Per Day93
Deaths Per Day23
Net Migrations Per Day -35
Net Change Per Day 35
Population Change Since January 1st10,115

Honduras Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 20.362 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 5.03 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.525 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.736 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.272 years
Female Life Expectancy 76.316 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.256 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.041 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 24.714 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 35.85 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.759 years
Rate of Natural Increase 15.288
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 8.796%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 10.224%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 7.33%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 18.02%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.947%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 15.02%
Median Age (Total) 22.6 years
Median Age (Female) 23 years
Median Age (Male) 22.3 years

Honduras Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20178,304,67749.97%50.03%741.38%
20158,075,06049.98%50.02%721.41%
20107,503,87549.99%50.01%671.55%
20056,880,18149.99%50.01%611.83%
20006,243,08050.02%49.98%562.03%
19955,591,13650.08%49.92%502.36%
19904,903,36350.14%49.86%442.77%
19854,237,43650.18%49.82%383.00%
19803,635,86250.22%49.78%323.11%
19753,107,73550.22%49.78%283.08%
19702,691,30950.25%49.75%242.75%
19652,352,63750.27%49.73%212.83%
19602,002,33350.32%49.68%183.28%
19551,717,04550.35%49.65%153.03%
19501,487,23550.29%49.71%132.51%

Honduras Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
20208,650,55849.96%50.04%771.31%
20259,212,33349.94%50.06%821.17%
20309,736,75749.91%50.09%871.01%
203510,205,54049.87%50.13%910.84%
204010,606,77849.83%50.17%950.68%
204510,942,73149.80%50.20%980.54%
205011,216,79649.78%50.22%1000.42%
205511,428,91049.78%50.22%1020.30%
206011,576,38249.80%50.20%1030.18%
206511,654,95849.83%50.17%1040.06%
207011,661,68249.89%50.11%104-0.06%
207511,600,63449.98%50.02%104-0.17%
208011,480,77050.08%49.92%103-0.26%
208511,312,16750.20%49.80%101-0.34%
209011,106,43150.32%49.68%99-0.40%
209510,880,63450.42%49.58%97-0.43%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations