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Marshall Islands People
Population:
57,738 (July 2004 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 38.6% (male 11,347; female 10,934)
15-64 years: 58.7% (male 17,380; female 16,520)
65 years and over: 2.7% (male 748; female 809) (2004 est.)
Median age:
total: 19.6 years
male: 19.6 years
female: 19.6 years (2004 est.)
Population growth rate:
2.29% (2004 est.)
Birth rate:
33.88 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate:
4.94 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Net migration rate:
-6.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 30.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 26.61 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
male: 34.19 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 69.7 years
male: 67.77 years
female: 71.73 years (2004 est.)
Total fertility rate:
4.02 children born/woman (2004 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
Nationality:
noun: Marshallese (singular and plural)
adjective: Marshallese
Ethnic groups:
Micronesian
Religions:
Christian (mostly Protestant)
Languages:
English (widely spoken as a second language, both English and Marshallese are official languages), two major Marshallese dialects from the Malayo-Polynesian family, Japanese
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: 93.7% (1999)
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