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Marshall Islands Demographics Profile

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Population
77,917 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 32.94% (male 13,090/female 12,575)
15-24 years: 19.09% (male 7,568/female 7,308)
25-54 years: 37.35% (male 14,834/female 14,270)
55-64 years: 5.92% (male 2,269/female 2,341)
65 years and over: 4.7% (male 1,805/female 1,857) (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 23.8 years
male: 23.6 years
female: 23.9 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.43% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
22.8 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
4.3 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-4.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 77.8% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 0.61% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
31,000 MAJURO (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at 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: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
total population: 103.2 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 17.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 19.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 74.1 years
male: 71.8 years
female: 76.5 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
2.86 children born/woman (2020 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 99.8% of population
rural: 99.7% of population
total: 99.8% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.2% of population
rural: 0.3% of population
total: 0.2% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 96.3% of population
rural: 65.4% of population
total: 89.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 15.5% of population
rural: 34.6% of population
total: 10.9% of population (2017 est.)
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk: high (2020)
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea
vectorborne diseases: malaria
Nationality
noun: Marshallese (singular and plural)
adjective: Marshallese
Ethnic groups
Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2% (2006)
Religions
Protestant 80.5% (United Church of Christ 47%, Assembly of God 16.2%, Bukot Nan Jesus 5.4%, Full Gospel 3.3%, Reformed Congressional Church 3%, Salvation Army 1.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.4%, Meram in Jesus 1.2%, other Protestant 1.1%), Roman Catholic 8.5%, Mormon 7%, Jehovah's Witness 1.7%,  other 1.2%, none 1.1% (2011 est.)
Languages
Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census)

note: English (official), widely spoken as a second language

Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98.3%
male: 98.3%
female: 98.2% (2011)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 10 years
male: 10 years
female: 10 years (2019)
Education expenditures
NA
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
11.9% (2017)
Health expenditures
16.4% (2017)
Physicians density
0.42 physicians/1,000 population (2012)
Hospital bed density
2.7 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
52.9% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020