Bahrain Population 2020 (Live)

1,708,055

Bahrain's population is expected to remain fairly stable over the next few decades and continue its steady 1% annual growth rate.

The current population of Bahrain is 1,708,055, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 1,701,575.

Bahrain Growth Rate

Bahrain Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Manama147,074
Al Muharraq97,458
Ar Rifa'79,550
Dar Kulayb65,466
Madinat Hamad52,718
Madinat `Isa38,090
Sitrah37,657
Jidd Hafs31,735
Al Hadd12,797

Bahrain Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,701,5753.68%2238.911527
20191,641,1724.57%2159.441527
20181,569,4465.04%2065.061527
20171,494,0764.79%1965.891527
20161,425,7923.93%1876.041527
20151,371,8512.03%1805.071527
20101,240,8606.89%1632.711557
2005889,1645.99%1169.951579
2000664,6113.35%874.4916112
1995563,6972.60%741.7116212
1990495,9313.41%652.5416312
1985419,4283.11%551.8816313
1980359,8886.19%473.5416314
1975266,5434.63%350.7116817
1970212,6052.55%279.7417224
1965187,4312.90%246.6217225
1960162,4273.99%213.7217226
1955133,5852.93%175.7717229
1950115,6110.00%152.1217233

Bahrain Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20201,701,5753.68%2238.911527
20251,865,0811.85%2454.051517
20302,013,4161.54%2649.231517
20352,118,9971.03%2788.151497
20402,199,7110.75%2894.361507
20452,264,6640.58%2979.821497
20502,316,0490.45%3047.431497
20552,356,1210.34%3100.161477
20602,386,1100.25%3139.621477
20652,405,6960.16%3165.391467
20702,414,3370.07%3176.761467
20752,411,544-0.02%3173.081466
20802,397,205-0.12%3154.221446
20852,371,914-0.21%3120.941446
20902,336,780-0.30%3074.711446
20952,294,981-0.36%3019.711446

Bahrain Population by Year (Projections)

Bahrain Population Pyramid 2020

Bahrain Median Age

32.3


Total

33.8


Male

29.5


Female

Bahrain Population by Age

There are 1,280,146 adults in Bahrain.

Bahrain Population Pyramid

The small island country of Bahrain sits off the western shores of the Persian Gulf. The Zagros mountain range in Iraq causes low-level winds to fall across Bahrain, which has a balmy atmosphere due to its island location. The Bahrain archipelago boasts an approximate 330 different species of birds. Broad biodiversity exists in Bahrain; gazelles, hedgehogs, sea cows and even coral reefs thrive in this area.

The most recent official census population was 1.23 million in 2010. Bahrain is very densely populated with 1,627 people per square kilometer (4,213/square mile), which ranks 7th in the world. Bahrain is the 4th most densely populated sovereign state on earth. The only sovereign states that have a greater density are city-states. The northern region of Bahrain is so densely populated and urbanized that it is often considered a single massive metro area.

The largest city in Bahrain, and also its capital, is Manama. Manama has a population of about 157,000 people and a metro population of 330,000. It is an important center of trade and business within the Persian Gulf. 89% of the population is currently urbanized, and the annual urbanization rate sits at 1.8% consistently.

Bahrain Demographics

At the 2010 census, Bahrain's 1.2 million population was made up of 568,000 Bahrainis and 666,000 non-nationals. Most of the population is Middle Eastern, although there are many people from South Asia. The largest expatriate community in Bahrain is Indians, numbering about 290,000.

Shia Bahrainis are the majority of the population with two main ethnic groups: Ajam and Baharna. The majority of Shia Bahrainis in the country are Baharna, while the Ajam are ethnic Persian Shias, who have large communities in Muharraq and the capital, Manama.

Sunni Bahrainis are mostly urban Arabs (or al Arab) or Huwala. Urban Arabs in the country are mostly descended from Sunni Arabs from Arabia. They account for the most influential ethnic group in the country with the most positions in the government. The Huwala are descended from Sunni Iranians, Sunni Persians and Sunni Arabs.

Arabic remains the predominant language in Bahrain; Persian and Urdu are also spoken, which are the national languages of Iran and Pakistan, respectively. Religious affiliation in Bahrain is currently 70% Islamic mostly Shia Muslim, with a remaining 30% of varying faiths. Native Christianity exists in Bahrain, mainly through the Greek Orthodox Church. While Bahrain is unwilling to accept Syrian refugees at this time, Sri Lanka and Pilipino immigrants have migrated to Bahrain in a consistent manner. Arabian/ Muslim ethnicity remains the primary make-up of the population.

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