Honduras Population 2016

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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 2016 Source:

Honduras Population Clock

What is the population of Honduras (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 465
Deaths Per Day 115
Net Migrations Per Day -35
Net Change Per Day 315
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
Crude Birth Rate 20.326 births/thousand 74th
Crude Death Rate 5.038 deaths/thousand 175th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.525 people/thousand 148th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 73.84 years 99th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.38 years 94th
Life Expectancy (Female) 76.42 years 97th
Total Fertility Rate 2.251 children/woman 93rd
Net Reproduction Rate 1.041 surviving daughters/woman 94th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female 85th
Infant Mortality Rate 24.279 deaths/1,000 live births 70th
Under Five Mortality 35.259 deaths/thousand 64th
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.759 years 149th

Honduras Population Density

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.

Honduras Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 8,189,501 50% 50% 73 109 1.4% 99
2015 8,075,060 50% 50% 72 109 1.41% 98
2010 7,503,875 50% 50% 67 110 1.55% 98
2005 6,880,181 50% 50% 61 111 1.83% 97
2000 6,243,080 50% 50% 55 109 2.03% 98
1995 5,591,135 50.1% 49.9% 49 112 2.36% 98
1990 4,903,363 50.1% 49.9% 43 114 2.77% 104
1985 4,237,436 50.2% 49.8% 37 116 3% 106
1980 3,635,862 50.2% 49.8% 32 116 3.11% 109
1975 3,107,735 50.2% 49.8% 27 118 3.08% 112
1970 2,691,309 50.2% 49.8% 24 117 2.75% 115
1965 2,352,637 50.3% 49.7% 21 117 2.83% 116
1960 2,002,332 50.3% 49.7% 17 119 3.28% 118
1955 1,717,045 50.4% 49.6% 15 119 3.03% 119
1950 1,487,235 50.3% 49.7% 13 118 2.51% 118

Honduras Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 8,650,558 50% 50% 77 107 1.31% 99
2025 9,212,333 49.9% 50.1% 82 104 1.17% 97
2030 9,736,757 49.9% 50.1% 87 105 1.01% 96
2035 10,205,540 49.9% 50.1% 91 104 0.84% 95
2040 10,606,778 49.8% 50.2% 94 103 0.68% 93
2045 10,942,731 49.8% 50.2% 97 102 0.54% 93
2050 11,216,796 49.8% 50.2% 100 98 0.42% 93
2055 11,428,910 49.8% 50.2% 102 99 0.3% 94
2060 11,576,382 49.8% 50.2% 103 100 0.18% 95
2065 11,654,958 49.8% 50.2% 104 99 0.06% 97
2070 11,661,681 49.9% 50.1% 104 98 -0.06% 97
2075 11,600,633 50% 50% 103 99 -0.17% 97
2080 11,480,770 50.1% 49.9% 102 100 -0.26% 98
2085 11,312,167 50.2% 49.8% 101 101 -0.34% 99
2090 11,106,431 50.3% 49.7% 99 105 -0.4% 99
2095 10,880,633 50.4% 49.6% 97 105 -0.43% 100
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations