With a population of 9.9 million in 2020, the population of Honduras is expected to surpass 10 million people in 2021 and 15 million people in 2071. Honduras is projected to reach its peak population of 15.05 million in 2076 before slowly declining the rest of the century.
Honduras is growing at a rate of 1.63%, adding about 158,500 people from 2019 to 2020. While the country has negative net migration of a few thousand per year, its fertility rate of 2.49 births per woman helps the population growth each year. The fertility rate has slowly decreased each year, causing the growth rate to slowly decrease as well, which will lead to Honduras’s population growth coming to a halt in 2076.
Honduras Population Growth
During the 1900s, the population of Honduras tended to double roughly every 25 years due to the country's high birth rate. The birth rate among women in Honduras was close to 8 children per woman until the 1970s, but this number has declined to less than 6 since that time. Although this is still quite high, it has done a lot to decrease the growth rate in Honduras and things are unlikely to keep doubling at the same rate in the future.
Honduras Population Projections
The population in Honduras has been decreasing for quite some time, and that is expected to continue in the years to come. It is projected that the annual rate of growth will hit a peak in 2020 at 1.64% before decreasing an entire percentage point to 0.64% by 2050. These same predicitions state that the population of Honduras will be 9,719,265 by 2020, 11,147,351 by 2030, 12,339,417 by 2040, and 13,248,655 by 2050.