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Marshall Islands Demographics Profile 2018

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Population74,539 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 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 agetotal: 22.9 years
male: 22.8 years
female: 23 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate1.55% (2017 est.)
Birth rate24.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate4.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate-4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 73.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.07% annual rate of change (2015-20 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: 1.04 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth20.7 years
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2007 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 19.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 21.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 16.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 73.4 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 75.7 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate3.03 children born/woman (2017 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
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.3%
male: 98.3%
female: 98.2% (2011 est.)
Health expenditures17.1% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.46 physicians/1,000 population (2012)
Hospital bed density2.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate52.9% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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