Honduras Population 2018

9,486,057

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 2018, Honduras has an estimated population of 9.42 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 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 Pyramid 2018

20,00040,00060,00080,000100,000Honduras Male Population20,00040,00060,00080,000100,000Honduras Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Honduras Population by Age

There are 5,730,946 adults in Honduras.

Census Years

Year Date
20232023
201325 August 2013
200128 July 2001
198829 May 1988

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
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude15-86.5
Currencies UsedHonduras Lempira
DemonymHonduran

Countries Bordering Honduras

Guatemala
El Salvador
Nicaragua

Honduras Population Density

Honduras Top 20 Cities by Population

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

Honduras Population Clock

The population of Honduras (as of 12/13/2018)?9,486,057
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)9,417,167
Births Per Day546
Deaths Per Day123
Net Migrations Per Day -8
Net Change Per Day 415
Population Change Since January 1st144,005

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Estimate as of December 13th 2018 is: 9,485,663

Honduras Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
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%

Honduras Population by Year (Projections)

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%
Data Sources
  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.

  3. GeoNames Gazetteer