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Bahamas, The Demographics Profile

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Population
337,721 (July 2020 est.)

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

Age structure
0-14 years: 22.04% (male 37,758/female 36,668)
15-24 years: 15.39% (male 26,332/female 25,650)
25-54 years: 43.86% (male 74,485/female 73,647)
55-64 years: 10.04% (male 15,648/female 18,250)
65 years and over: 8.67% (male 11,326/female 17,957) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 41.5
youth dependency ratio: 30.6
elderly dependency ratio: 11
potential support ratio: 9.1 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 32.8 years
male: 31.7 years
female: 34 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
0.75% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
14.8 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
7.4 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 83.2% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.13% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
280,000 NASSAU (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female
total population: 96.2 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 10.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 73.3 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 75.8 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.92 children born/woman (2020 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
1.8% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
6,000 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<200 (2018)
Drinking water source
improved: total: 98.9% of population
unimproved: total: 1.1% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: total: 98.2% of population
unimproved: total: 1.8% of population (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian
Ethnic groups
black 90.6%, white 4.7%, black and white 2.1%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)
note: data represent population by racial group
Religions
Protestant 69.9% (includes Baptist 34.9%, Anglican 13.7%, Pentecostal 8.9% Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%, Methodist 3.6%, Church of God 1.9%, Brethren 1.6%, other Protestant .9%), Roman Catholic 12%, other Christian 13% (includes Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), other 0.6%, none 1.9%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)
Languages
English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Education expenditures
NA
Maternal mortality rate
70 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
5.8% (2017)
Physicians density
2.01 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
3 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
31.6% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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