Haiti Statistics

  • Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Gross national income per capita is US $660, about half the total for Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Americas. 

  • 78% of Haitians are poor (less than US$2 a day), and more than half (54%) live in extreme poverty (less than US$1 a day). 

  • In rural areas, poverty and extreme poverty rates are estimated to be 84% and 69% respectively. 

  • Over two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs.

  • Life expectancy is 61 years.

  • Half of children under 5 are malnourished.

  • Over 7% of children die at birth. 

  • 80 out of 1,000 Haitian children never see their first birthday.

  • 18.9% of children under the age of 5 are under weight

  • 2,587,205 children between ages 5-14 are working

Statistics from Unicef (unicef.org), CIA World Factbook (cia.gov), and World Bank (worldbank.org)


Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him. (ESV)