Honduras Population 2015

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 Clock
What is the population of Honduras (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 2,909
Deaths Per Day 549
Net Migrations Per Day -137
Net Change Per Day 2,223
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

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

Honduras Population Indicators
Indicator Value World Ranking
Median (Average) Age 22.5 years 135th
Crude Birth Rate 24.052 births/thousand 59th
Crude Death Rate 4.543 deaths/thousand 176th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.133 people/thousand 135th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 75.08 years 82nd
Life Expectancy (Male) 73.04 years 72nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 77.15 years 97th
Total Fertility Rate 2.8 children/woman 64th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.305 surviving daughters/woman 61st
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 83rd
Infant Mortality Rate 19.011 deaths/1,000 live births 81st
Under Five Mortality 27.624 deaths/thousand 73rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.83 years 146th

Population Data via United Nations WPP

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.

Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations