GRAND BAHAMA AT A GLANCE
The Grand Bahama Island has a population of 51,756 people.
The islands primarily speak English. Bahamianese is also spoken by both white and black Bahamians.
Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of The Bahamas, lying 52 miles off Palm Beach, Florida. It is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of approximately 700 islands and 2,400 cays. The island is roughly 530 square miles in area and approximately 95 miles long west to east and 15 miles at its widest point north to south. Administratively, the island consists of the Freeport Bonded Area and the districts of East Grand Bahama and West Grand Bahama.
The minimium wage on Grand Bahama is only $4 per hour. The average income on the island is $19k per household.
Grand Bahama Island has a tropical savanna climate, with a hot and wet season from May through October, and warm and dry season from November through April. In Freeport the summer high temperatures average 88 °F, with average lows of 79 °F. During the winter, the average high temperature is 82 °F, and the average low is 66 °F. The rainy season in the Bahamas is from May to October. The hurricane season runs from June through November.
“ As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
— 1 Timothy 6:17