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Marshall Islands Population

Population Distribution

Total population 77,917
Population growth rate 1.43%
Birth rate 24.40 births per 1,000 population
Life expectancy  
Overall 72.31 years
Men 70.18 years
Women 74.55 years
Age structure  
0-14 years 34.26%
15-64 years 61.50%
65 years and above 4.24%
Median age 22.60 years
Gender ratio 1.04 M / F
Population density 430.48 residents per kmē
Urbanization 66.30%
Cities  
Ebeye (Z 1999) 9345, Darrit (Z 1999) 7103, Dalap (Z 1999) 6339, Rairok (Z 1999) 3846, Uliga [capital] (Z 1999) 2044
Ethnicities  
97% Micronesians; Americans
Religions  
Christians (mainly Protestants)
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.698
HDI ranking 117

People in Marshall Islands

Most of the Marshall Islands' 72,000 residents are from Micronesia. Since no people can live on many atolls, they only settle on certain islands. These are quickly overpopulated and it gets tight. Since the population is growing very quickly, this also creates problems (see everyday life).

Languages in Marshall Islands

The languages ​​are Marshallese in several dialects and English.

Religions in Marshall Islands

The proportion of Protestants is very high at 90 out of 100. 8 out of 100 residents are Catholics. There remains a small remnant of adherents of the Baha'i religions, of Adventists and of Mormons.


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