Honduras Population 2017

9,333,707

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 2017, Honduras has an estimated population of 9.27 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 2018Source: By Dennis Garcia (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

Honduras Population Clock

What is the population of Honduras (as of 12/12/2017)?9,333,707
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)9,265,067
Births Per Day545
Deaths Per Day121
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day 416
Population Change Since January 1st143,936

Honduras Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 21.688 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 4.813 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.31 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.68 years
Male Life Expectancy 71.134 years
Female Life Expectancy 76.24 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.462 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.137 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 25.016 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 36.274 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.676 years
Rate of Natural Increase 16.874
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) Population Rank Growth Rate
20179,265,06749.86%50.14%82951.68%
20158,960,82949.85%50.15%80951.80%
20108,194,77849.82%50.18%73962.13%
20057,373,43049.78%50.22%66972.48%
20006,524,28349.72%50.28%58972.71%
19955,709,05149.68%50.32%51982.87%
19904,955,32849.67%50.33%441042.97%
19854,281,18949.67%50.33%381053.08%
19803,678,28649.69%50.31%331093.13%
19753,153,26149.73%50.27%281123.03%
19702,716,65949.85%50.15%241142.98%
19652,346,01050.02%49.98%211172.85%
19602,038,63750.16%49.84%181182.85%
19551,771,35150.29%49.71%161182.75%
19501,546,72450.29%49.71%141170.00%

Honduras Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
20209,719,26549.87%50.13%86930.00%
202510,454,84949.87%50.13%93891.47%
203011,147,35149.87%50.13%99871.29%
203511,778,68649.85%50.15%105871.11%
204012,339,41749.83%50.17%110870.93%
204512,830,96349.81%50.19%114880.78%
205013,248,65549.80%50.20%118880.64%
205513,591,41449.78%50.22%121880.51%
206013,856,01249.77%50.23%123890.39%
206514,040,96849.77%50.23%125910.27%
207014,142,48849.78%50.22%126900.14%
207514,164,86049.81%50.19%126890.03%
208014,115,94349.85%50.15%12589-0.07%
208514,006,58949.91%50.09%12590-0.16%
209013,848,31149.98%50.02%12392-0.23%
209513,654,09250.04%49.96%12193-0.28%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer