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Bahamas Population

The Bahamas is a sovereign country of the West Indies in the Atlantic, located north of Cuba and northwest of the island of Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the US state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. Bahamas population in 2022 is estimated to be 400,822, covers country area of 13,878 sq km (5,358 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-seventy-fifth most populous country in the world. Bahamas capital is Nassau and the most populous city, and other popular cities are Freeport, West End, Coopers Town, Marsh Harbour, Freetown and Andros Town. African descendants, Afro-Bahamians make up 90% of the population, Country code is BHS, Population of Bahamas in 2021 is estimated as 397,040. The Bahamas became a British crown colony in 1718, The slave trade was abolished by the British in 1807. From this period, African enslaved people and their descendants constituted the majority of the population. After the American Revolutionary War, the Crown resettled thousands of American Loyalists to the Bahamas.

Below table is the population of Bahamas from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
1960109,532
1965140,060
1970169,376
1975188,895
1980210,589
1985234,579
1990256,227
1995280,179
2000298,045
2005324,848
2010354,936
2015374,200
2020393,248

Bahamas population in 1960 is 109,532, by 1970 the population is increased by 59,844 totaling to 169,376, by 1980 the population is increased to 210,589, and by 1990 the total increase of 256,227 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 256,227. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 298,045, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Bahamas increase by 56,891 with a change of 19.09 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 38,312 with a change of 10.79 percent and make up to 393,248.

Source : worldbank

ISLANDSPopulation (1970)Population (1980)Population (1990)Population (2000)Population (2010)
ALL BAHAMAS168,812209,505255,049303,611351,461
NEW PROVIDENCE101,503135,437172,196210,832246,329
GRAND BAHAMA25,85933,10240,89846,99451,368
ABACO6,5017,27110,00313,17017,224
ACKLINS936618405428565
ANDROS8,8458,3078,1777,6867,490
BERRY ISLANDS443509628709807
BIMINI15031411163917171988
CAT ISLAND2,6572,215169816471522
CROOKED ISLAND689518412350330
ELEUTHERA7,5368,3317,9937,9998,202
EXUMA & CAYS3,7673,6703,5563,5716,928
HARBOUR ISLAND & SPANISH WELLS **19322,300
HARBOUR ISLAND121916391762
INAGUA1109924985969913
LONG CAY **2635
LONG ISLAND3,8613,4042,9492,9923,094
MAYAGUANA581464312259277
RAGGED ISLAND208164897272
RUM CAY538099
SAN SALVADOR & RUM CAY **856825
SAN SALVADOR465970940
SPANISH WELLS137215271551
** Data for Long Cay have been added to Crooked Island for the years 1990-2010, Data for Harbour Island and Spanish Wells and San Salvador and Rum Cay have been disaggregated for the years 1990 - 2010


History of Bahamas

In 1722 when the first official census of The Bahamas was taken, 74% of the population was white and 26% black as seen in Figure 6.0. Three centuries later, and according to the 99% response rate obtained from the race question on the 2010 Census questionnaire, 91% of the population identified themselves as being black, five percent (5%) white and two percent (2%) of a mixed race (black and white) The majority of the non-bahamians were from Haiti (64.4%), Jamaica (9.2%) and the United States of America (7.2%), and to a lesser extent from the United Kingdom (2.4%) and Canada (2.0)

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