Bahamas Population and Religion Percentage

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic. The total Land Area of the Bahamas is 10,010 sq. km (3,860 sq. mi) & the Population Density of the Bahamas is 39 per Km2 (102 people per mi2). According to the UN World Population Prospects Report, the estimated population of the Bahamas in 2024 is 415,222 (4.15 lakh)

Bahamas Location  on Map

 Bahamas 2024 Population
Total Population415,222
Global Rank177
Land Area 10,010 sq. km (3,860 sq. mi)
Area Rank155
Pop. Density39 people/sq. km
Capital CityNassau
Fertility Rate* 1.76
Infant mortality rate ** 5.2
Median Age  32.3 Years
Life Expectancy 74.28 years
Urban Population 86%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Bahamas

The Bahamas’ population is predominantly Christian. About 96 % of the population adheres to Christianity. Among Christians Protestant (80%) is the largest group followed by  Roman Catholics (29.6%) and other Christians at 1.3%.

It also has smaller communities of Jews, Muslims, Baháʼís, Hindus, Rastafarians, and practitioners of traditional African religions such as Obeah. The remaining 3% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in the Bahamas 

  • Christians – 96 %
    – Protestant (80%)
    – Roman Catholic (14.5%)
    – Other Christian (1.3%)
  • Unaffiliated: 3%
  • Other Religion -1%

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Bahamas Ethinic population

The majority of The Bahamas’ population is of African descent, with a significant but small minority consisting of individuals of mixed European and African heritage. There is also a similar number of descendants of English pioneer settlers and loyalist refugees from the American Revolution. Other ethnic groups in the Bahamas include Asians and people of Spanish and Portuguese origin.

Ethnic Percentage

  • Black – 90% 
  • White – 5%
  • Mix ((African and European) – 2 %
  • Others – 3 %
Population of Bahamas 2023 | Religion in Bahamas