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Marshall Islands Demographics Profile 2013

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Population69,747 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 37.2% (male 13,227/female 12,730)
15-24 years: 17.5% (male 6,222/female 5,997)
25-54 years: 36.5% (male 12,931/female 12,499)
55-64 years: 5.5% (male 2,014/female 1,852)
65 years and over: 3.3% (male 1,111/female 1,164) (2013 est.)
Median agetotal: 22.4 years
male: 22.4 years
female: 22.4 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate1.79% (2013 est.)
Birth rate27.21 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate4.27 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate-5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 72% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 2.3% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationMAJURO (capital) 30,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 22.15 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 24.93 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 19.22 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.31 years
male: 70.18 years
female: 74.55 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate3.29 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate44.6% (2007)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 92% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 94% of population
unimproved:
urban: 8% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 6% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 83% of population
rural: 53% of population
total: 75% of population
unimproved:
urban: 17% of population
rural: 47% of population
total: 25% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Marshallese (singular and plural)
adjective: Marshallese
Ethnic groupsMarshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2% (2006)
ReligionsProtestant 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)
LanguagesMarshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census)
note: English (official), widely spoken as a second language
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: 93.7% (1999)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 12 years
male: 11 years
female: 12 years (2003)
Education expenditures12.2% of GDP (2004)
Health expenditures16.5% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.44 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density2.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate45.4% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013