Bahrain Population 2024 (Live)

1,494,065

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

Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
785
The current population of Bahrain is 1,494,065 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 1,498,712.

Bahrain Growth Rate

Bahrain Population 2024 (Live)

Bahrain Population Clock

Bahrain Population (as of 2/22/2024)1,494,065
Next UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)1,498,712
Births per Day45
Deaths per Day9
Migrations per Day
Net Change per Day36
Population Change Since Jan. 11,872

Components of Population Change

One birth every 32 minutes
One death every 160 minutes
One immigrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 40 minutes

Bahrain Population Clock

City
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
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Bahrain Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
1955134,8652.86%177.4517328
1960160,6913.57%211.4417327
1965193,0123.73%253.9617224
1970222,5552.89%292.8417322
1975285,1165.08%375.1516914
1980362,5954.92%477.1016512
1985434,3753.68%571.5516311
1990517,4183.56%680.8116411
1995612,9343.45%806.4916311
2000711,4423.03%936.1116210
2005901,9214.86%1186.741588
20101,213,6456.12%1596.901566
20151,362,1422.34%1792.291546
20171,456,8343.35%1916.891546
20181,487,3402.09%1957.031556
20191,494,1880.46%1966.041556
20201,477,469-1.12%1944.041556
20231,485,509-0.03%1954.621556
20241,498,7120.06%1971.991556
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Bahrain Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
20241,498,7120.06%1971.991556
20251,511,6760.46%1989.051556
20301,574,6790.82%2071.951546
20351,636,6980.78%2153.551536
20401,698,7160.75%2235.151536
20451,758,1460.69%2313.351526
20501,809,2370.57%2380.571526
20551,848,8750.43%2432.731536
20601,877,6490.31%2470.591526
20651,898,6180.22%2498.181516
20701,915,0470.17%2519.801497
20751,929,6610.15%2539.031487
20801,946,1680.17%2560.751487
20851,967,6740.22%2589.041467
20901,994,5680.27%2624.431446
20952,022,8860.28%2661.691446
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Bahrain Population by Year (Projections)

Bahrain Population Pyramid 2024

Bahrain Median Age

32.9

Total

34.4

Male

30.3

Female

Bahrain Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Bahrain.

Census Years

Year
Date
199116 November 1991
20017 April 2001
201027 April 2010
20202020
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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.

Bahrain Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
765
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$44.99
GDP (UN '22)
$44.38 Bn

Bahrain - General Info

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

Sources