Honduras Population clock (live)

8,607,564
Current population
4,302,921
Current male population (50.0%)
4,304,643
Current female population (50.0%)
160,376
Births this year
406
Births today
37,033
Deaths this year
94
Deaths today
-15,123
Net migration this year
-38
Net migration today
108,221
Population growth this year
274
Population growth today

13-11-2019 18:14:06

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Quick facts about the population of Honduras

Current population (as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019)
8,607,290
Population rank
100 (0.11% of world population)
Total area
112,090 km2 (43,278 mi2)
Population density
76.8 per km2 (198.9 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.00 (4,302,921 men to 4,304,643 women)
Median age
23.0 years
Life expectancy
70.6 years (68.9 - men, 72.4 - women)
Literacy
88.5 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Honduras population 2019

During 2019 Honduras population is projected to increase by 124,685 people and reach 8,624,028 in the beginning of 2020. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 142,109. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 17,424 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Honduras to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2019

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Honduras population in 2019 will be the following:

The population of Honduras will be increasing by 342 persons daily in 2019.

Demographics of Honduras 2018

As of 1 January 2019, the population of Honduras was estimated to be 8,499,343 people. This is an increase of 1.47 % (122,883 people) compared to population of 8,376,460 the year before. In 2018 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 140,054. Due to external migration, the population declined by 17,172. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1,000 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2018.

Below are the key figures for Honduras population in 2018:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2019

Honduras population density

Honduras population density is 75.8 people per square kilometer (196.4/mi2) as of November 2019. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Honduras divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Honduras. The total area of Honduras is 112,090 km2 (43,278 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Honduras

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity7,539,98687.6 %
Religiously Unaffiliated903,76510.5 %
Folk or traditional religions94,6801.1 %
Other51,6440.6 %
Islam8,6070.1 %
Buddhism8,6070.1 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Wednesday, November 13 2019).

Honduras age structure

As of the beginning of 2019 according to our estimates Honduras had the following population age distribution:

36.7 59.5 3.8

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Honduras population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Honduras age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Honduras is 68.1 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Honduras must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Honduras is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Honduras is 61.8 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Honduras is 6.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Honduras age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Honduras is 70.6 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations). external link

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 72.4 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 4,756,711 persons or 88.48% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Honduras are able to read and write. Accordingly about 619,123 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 88.41% (2,369,174 persons). 310,584 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 88.56% (2,387,537 persons). 308,539 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 96.23% and 98.15% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 97.17%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Honduras population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Honduras historical population (1951 - 2019)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Honduras population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511,506,105N/A %
19521,546,6992.70 %
19531,592,0822.93 %
19541,640,6533.05 %
19551,691,3063.09 %
19561,743,4403.08 %
19571,796,9583.07 %
19581,852,2193.08 %
19591,909,9363.12 %
19601,970,9253.19 %
19612,035,7093.29 %
19622,104,1473.36 %
19632,175,1763.38 %
19642,246,9543.30 %
19652,317,7013.15 %
19662,386,4362.97 %
19672,453,2612.80 %
19682,519,2442.69 %
19692,586,1072.65 %
19702,655,6622.69 %
19712,728,8772.76 %
19722,805,8522.82 %
19732,886,7252.88 %
19742,971,8982.95 %
19753,061,6713.02 %
19763,156,3093.09 %
19773,255,9363.16 %
19783,360,2073.20 %
19793,468,3553.22 %
19803,579,5733.21 %
19813,693,3533.18 %
19823,809,5703.15 %
19833,928,3343.12 %
19844,049,8703.09 %
19854,174,4033.07 %
19864,301,9193.05 %
19874,432,1383.03 %
19884,564,6832.99 %
19894,699,1472.95 %
19904,835,0832.89 %
19914,972,2072.84 %
19925,110,3042.78 %
19935,248,8002.71 %
19945,386,7622.63 %
19955,523,3092.53 %
19965,657,8622.44 %
19975,790,2672.34 %
19985,920,8112.25 %
19996,050,1052.18 %
20006,178,8072.13 %
20016,307,1922.08 %
20026,435,1532.03 %
20036,562,6531.98 %
20046,689,8281.94 %
20056,816,7671.90 %
20066,943,6051.86 %
20077,070,3831.83 %
20087,196,6041.79 %
20097,321,2841.73 %
20107,443,4871.67 %
20117,562,6451.60 %
20127,678,7731.54 %
20137,792,5951.48 %
20147,905,3701.45 %
20158,018,3701.43 %
20168,135,9991.47 %
20178,255,3541.47 %
20188,376,4601.47 %
20198,499,3431.47 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20209,719,266N/A %
202510,454,8497.57 %
203011,147,3536.62 %
203511,778,6865.66 %
204012,339,4114.76 %
204512,830,9633.98 %
205013,248,6553.26 %
205513,591,4062.59 %
206013,856,0121.95 %
206514,040,9621.33 %
207014,142,4870.72 %
207514,164,8590.16 %
208014,115,941-0.35 %
208514,006,598-0.77 %
209013,848,312-1.13 %
209513,654,090-1.40 %
210013,437,218-1.59 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link