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Honduras Population


The population of Honduras in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 6,941,000, which placed it as number 94 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 4% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 43% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 102 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is 2.34%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 8,762,000. The population density in 2002 was 60 per sq km. The majority of the population lives in the western portion of the country.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 53% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital and largest city, Tegucigalpa, had a population of 919,000 in that year. San Pedro Sula, the second-largest city, had an estimated population of 450,000; La Ceiba, 71,600; and El Progreso, 63,400. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 4.2%.


note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years: 38.7% (male 1,508,835/female 1,446,530)
15-64 years: 57.8% (male 2,210,187/female 2,203,620)
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 121,839/female 148,316) (2008 est.)

Median age
total: 20 years
male: 19.7 years
female: 20.4 years (2008 est.)

Population growth rate
2.024% (2008 est.)

Birth rate
26.93 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Death rate
5.36 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate
-1.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)

Infant mortality rate
total: 24.61 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 27.63 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 21.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
total population: 69.37 years
male: 67.81 years
female: 71.01 years (2008 est.)

Total fertility rate
3.38 children born/woman (2008 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
1.8% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
63,000 (2003 est.)

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