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Marshall Islands Demographics Profile 2014

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Population70,983 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 36.6% (male 13,244/female 12,741)
15-24 years: 17.5% (male 6,305/female 6,087)
25-54 years: 36.9% (male 13,308/female 12,856)
55-64 years: 5.7% (male 2,078/female 1,938)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 1,187/female 1,239) (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 22.5 years
male: 22.5 years
female: 22.6 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.72% (2014 est.)
Birth rate26.36 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate4.24 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate-4.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 71.8% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.03% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationMAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2011)
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: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth20.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 21.39 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 24.09 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.55 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.58 years
male: 70.42 years
female: 74.84 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate3.22 children born/woman (2014 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: 93.4% of population
rural: 97.5% of population
total: 94.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 6.6% of population
rural: 2.5% of population
total: 5.5% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 84.2% of population
rural: 55.5% of population
total: 76.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 15.8% of population
rural: 44.5% of population
total: 23.8% of population (2012 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 (2003)
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 August 23, 2014