Bahamas Population 2024 (Live)

415,287

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.

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
10,010
The current population of Bahamas is 415,287 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 415,223.

Bahamas Growth Rate

Bahamas Population Clock

Bahamas Population (as of 7/9/2024)415,287
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)415,223
Births per Day13
Deaths per Day9
Migrations per Day3
Net Change per Day7
Population Change Since Jan. 11,337

Components of Population Change

One birth every 110.77 minutes
One death every 160 minutes
One immigrant every 480 minutes
Net gain of one person every 205.72 minutes

Bahamas Population Clock

Bahamas Population Density Map

City
2024 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

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024415,2230.52%41178172
2023412,6230.53%41177172
2020406,4710.47%41177170
2019404,5570.66%40177169
2018401,9060.72%40177169
2017399,0200.77%40177169
2015392,6971.02%39178168
2010373,2721.42%37178169
2005347,8041.36%35177167
2000325,0141.65%32177166
1995299,5542.05%30176165
1990270,6791.94%27176165
1985245,9351.91%25177165
1980223,7522.08%22178164
1975201,8812.42%20176163
1970179,1294.34%18175162
1965144,8494.81%14176167
1960114,5004.37%11177171
195592,4442.52%9178176

Bahamas Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024415,2230.52%41178172
2025417,7900.55%42178172
2030429,8460.57%43178171
2035439,8730.46%44179171
2040446,7600.31%45181172
2045450,2110.15%45181174
2050450,6250.02%45181175
2055448,936-0.07%45181176
2060446,111-0.13%45181176
2065442,717-0.15%44181178
2070438,705-0.18%44182177
2075433,883-0.22%43182176
2080428,082-0.27%43182177
2085421,554-0.31%42183178
2090414,804-0.32%41182178
2095408,342-0.31%41182177

Bahamas Population by Year (Projections)

Bahamas Population Pyramid 2024

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

Year
Date
20202020
201030 June 2010
20001 May 2000
19901 May 1990

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 Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
13,943
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$14.39
GDP (UN '22)
$12.90 Bn
  1. Department of Statistics
  2. World Population Prospects (2022 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  3. GeoNames

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