Population

7,483,763
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 and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 39.3% (male 1,500,949/female 1,439,084)
15-64 years: 57.2% (male 2,142,953/female 2,140,432)
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 117,774/female 142,571) (2007 est.)

Median age

total: 19.7 years
male: 19.4 years
female: 20.1 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate

2.091% (2007 est.)

Birth rate

27.59 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate

5.32 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate

-1.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.043 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.001 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.826 male(s)/female
total population: 1.011 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 25.21 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 28.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 21.95 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 69.35 years
male: 67.78 years
female: 70.99 years (2007 est.)

Total fertility rate

3.48 children born/woman (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate

1.8% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS

63,000 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS – deaths

4,100 (2003 est.)

Nationality

noun: Honduran(s)
adjective: Honduran

Ethnic groups

mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%
Amerindian 7%
Black 2%
White 1%

Religions

Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

Languages

Spanish
Amerindian dialects

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 80%
male: 79.8%
female: 80.2% (2001 census)