Population of Micronesia 2017

Population

Current population of Micronesia is 104,196 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Micronesian(s)
adjective: Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese

Ethnic Groups

Chuukese/Mortlockese 49.3%, Pohnpeian 29.8%, Kosraean 6.3%, Yapese 5.7%, Yap outer islanders 5.1%, Polynesian 1.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 0.8% (2010 est.)

Languages

English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

Religions

Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 41.1% (includes Congregational 38.5%, Baptist 1.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 0.8%, Assembly of God 0.7%), Mormon 1.5%, other 1.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 30.3% (male 16,050/female 15,520)
15-24 years: 19.59% (male 10,236/female 10,173)
25-54 years: 39.19% (male 19,737/female 21,094)
55-64 years: 6.99% (male 3,560/female 3,727)
65 years and over: 3.93% (male 1,849/female 2,250) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 62.4
youth dependency ratio: 55.3
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1
potential support ratio: 14.1 (2015 est.)

Median Age

24total: 24.7 years
male: 24 years
female: 25.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

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

Death Rate

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

Net Migration Rate

-20.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 22.5% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.33% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

PALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

100 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 20.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 72.9 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 75 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.41 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

13.7% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.19 physicians/1,000 population (2009)

Hospital Bed Density

3.2 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 94.8% of population
rural: 87.4% of population
total: 89% of population

unimproved
urban: 5.2% of population
rural: 12.6% of population
total: 11% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 85.1% of population
rural: 49% of population
total: 57.1% of population

unimproved
urban: 14.9% of population
rural: 51% of population
total: 42.9% 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

33.2% (2014)

Education Expenditures

NA