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Marshall Islands Demographics Profile 2016

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Population73,376 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 35.48% (male 13,273/female 12,758)
15-24 years: 17.54% (male 6,545/female 6,326)
25-54 years: 37.4% (male 13,966/female 13,475)
55-64 years: 5.79% (male 2,160/female 2,086)
65 years and over: 3.8% (male 1,370/female 1,417) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 22.7 years
male: 22.6 years
female: 22.8 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.6% (2016 est.)
Birth rate25 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate4.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-4.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 72.7% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.59% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationMAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat 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: 0.97 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth20.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 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 birthtotal population: 73.1 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 75.4 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate3.09 children born/woman (2016 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: 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 accessimproved:
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.)
Major infectious diseasesnote: 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)
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
Health expenditures17.1% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.44 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density2.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate42.3% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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