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Geography, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation, Military & Transnational Issues.
Population
Definition - World rank and map
63,174 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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348.5 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 38.5% (male 12,404/female 11,946)
15-64 years: 58.6% (male 18,937/female 18,095)
65 years and over: 2.8% (male 869/female 923) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 21 years
male: 21 years
female: 20.9 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.142% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
31.52 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.57 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-5.52 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
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: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 26.36 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 29.58 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 22.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 70.9 years
male: 68.88 years
female: 73.03 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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3.68 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Marshallese (singular and plural)
adjective: Marshallese
Ethnic groups
Definition
Micronesian
Religions
Definition
Protestant 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)
Languages
Definition
Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census)
note: English (official), widely spoken as a second language
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93.7%
male: 93.6%
female: 93.7% (1999)


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