Bahamas Population 2023 (Live)

411,515

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 411,515 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 412,623.

Bahamas Growth Rate

Bahamas Population 2023 (Live)

Bahamas Population Clock

Bahamas Population (as of 1/27/2023)411,515
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)412,623
Births per Day13
Deaths per Day8
Migrations per Day3
Net Change per Day7
Population Change Since Jan. 1182

Components of Population Change

One birth every 111 minutes
One death every 180 minutes
One immigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 206 minutes

Bahamas Population Clock

Bahamas Population Density Map

Bahamas Population by Year (Historical)

Bahamas Population by Year (Projections)

Bahamas Population Pyramid 2023

Bahamas Median Age

32.8

Total

31.7

Male

34

Female

Bahamas Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Bahamas.

Census Years

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.

Bahamas - General Info

  1. Department of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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