E.g., 10/31/2014
E.g., 10/31/2014

Country Resource - Honduras

Honduras

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  • Population..........................................................................8,598,561 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate ...............................................................1.74% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate......................................................23.66 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate.....................................................5.13 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...................................................-1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population
  • Ethnic groups................................mestizo 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%

CIA World Factbook

Honduras has a population of just over 8 million and an economy primarily driven by exports—propped up in no small way by remittances. This article examines the history of modern Honduran migration, tracing the rise of emigration to the United States as a dominant economic force, and exploring migration trends, policies, and impacts on Honduran society.

Recent Activity

Reports
June 2011

Since 1970, the immigrant populations from Mexico and Central America living in the United States have increased significantly: rising by a factor of 20 even as the total U.S. immigrant population increased four-fold over the period. This demographic report examines the age, educational, and workforce characteristics of these immigrants.

Reports
August 2011

Migration to the United States from Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) has accelerated in the last four decades. This increase has been driven by economic opportunities and facilitated by social networks of friends and family already in the United States.

Reports
August 2012

This report summarizes the economic and social development policy achievements of Central American countries over the past 20 years, as well as the notable obstacles to development that remain. The author identifies long-term challenges and outlines how they can be incorporated into a new development agenda.

Reports
October 2012

This report outlines the long-standing pattern of government inattention to borders in Central America's Northern Triangle – probing root causes that range from institutional, economic, and resource challenges to corruption and weak government structures.

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