Bahamas Population 2020 (Live)

393,739

The Bahamas currently has a fertility rate of 2 children born per woman, which is slightly lower than the replacement rate. The country's population is currently growing at less than 1% a year.

The current population of Bahamas is 393,739, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 393,244.

Bahamas Growth Rate

Bahamas Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Nassau227,940
Lucaya46,525
Freeport26,910
West End12,724
Cooper's Town8,413
San Andros7,800
George Town7,314
Marsh Harbour5,314
High Rock3,744
Clarence Town1,752

Bahamas Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020393,2440.97%39.29178173
2019389,4821.00%38.91178171
2018385,6371.02%38.53177171
2017381,7551.01%38.14177171
2016377,9301.00%37.76177171
2015374,2061.06%37.38178171
2010354,9421.79%35.46178169
2005324,8591.74%32.45177170
2000298,0511.24%29.78177172
1995280,1841.80%27.99176170
1990256,2231.78%25.60177168
1985234,5782.18%23.43177166
1980210,5912.20%21.04177164
1975188,8962.21%18.87176166
1970169,3773.87%16.92174166
1965140,0595.04%13.99174168
1960109,5344.33%10.94175174
195588,6312.30%8.85177178
195079,0930.00%7.90178179

Bahamas Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2020393,2440.97%39.29178173
2025410,9320.88%41.05177173
2030426,8130.76%42.64177172
2035440,0870.61%43.96177173
2040450,4530.47%45.00178172
2045458,1410.34%45.77178173
2050463,3330.23%46.29179175
2055466,4260.13%46.60179177
2060468,2910.08%46.78179176
2065469,4390.05%46.90180174
2070470,0200.03%46.96179175
2075469,867-0.01%46.94179175
2080468,735-0.05%46.83179174
2085466,767-0.08%46.63179173
2090464,305-0.11%46.38179174
2095461,957-0.10%46.15179174

Bahamas Population by Year (Projections)

Bahamas Population Pyramid 2020

Bahamas Median Age

32


Total

30.9


Male

33.2


Female

Bahamas Population by Age

There are 284,106 adults in Bahamas.

Bahamas Population Pyramid

The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands, islets and cays in the Atlantic Ocean. "Bahamas" may refer to the country or the largest island chain it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The last official census took place in 1990, finding a population of 255,000.

The capital and largest city is Nassau, with a population of 255,000. The next-largest city is Freeport, with a population of about 50,000.

Bahamas Demographics

The population of the Bahamas is 85% African, 12% European and 3% Asian and 3% Latin Americans. Baptists account for 35% of the population, followed by Anglican (15%), Roman Catholic (13%) and Pentecostal (8%). The region was originally inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of Arawakan-speaking Taino, although they were later shipped to Hispaniola for slavery by the Spaniards, who never colonized the Bahamas. For most of the 16th century, the islands were abandoned.

Afro-Bahamians are nationals with primary ancestry in West Africa. Afro-Bahamians represent the largest ethnic group in the country, accounting for 85%, with a Haitian community of around 80,000. There are also 17,000 Whites living in the country.

European Bahamians number 38,000 and are primarily descendants of English Puritans and American Loyalists who came to the islands in the 17th and 18th century. The account for 12% of the population and the largest minority group. The Bahamas is currently growing at a rate of around 1.5%. At this rate, the country will reach 396,000 by 2020.

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