Population of Marshall Islands 2017

Population

Current population of Marshall Islands is 74,539 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Marshallese (singular and plural)
adjective: Marshallese

Ethnic Groups

Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2% (2006)

Languages

Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census)

note: English (official), widely spoken as a second language

Religions

Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Bukot nan Jesus 2.8%, Mormon 2.1%, other Christian 3.6%, other 1%, none 1.5% (1999 census)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 34.89% (male 13,261/female 12,743)
15-24 years: 18% (male 6,820/female 6,594)
25-54 years: 37.28% (male 14,147/female 13,642)
55-64 years: 5.82% (male 2,189/female 2,148)
65 years and over: 4.02% (male 1,475/female 1,520) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 22.7 years
male: 22.6 years
female: 22.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.6% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

24.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

4.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 73.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.07% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

MAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

20.7 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 20 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 17.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 73.1 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 75.4 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

3.03 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

44.6% (2007)

Health Expenditures

17.1% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.46 physicians/1,000 population (2012)

Hospital Bed Density

2.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 93.5% of population
rural: 97.6% of population
total: 94.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 6.5% of population
rural: 2.4% of population
total: 5.4% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 84.5% of population
rural: 56.2% of population
total: 76.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 15.5% of population
rural: 43.8% of population
total: 23.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Major Infectious Disease

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

42.3% (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.3%
male: 98.3%
female: 98.2% (2011 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 11%
male: 12.2%
female: 8.7% (2010 est.)