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Marshall Islands People

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Population: 70,822 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  49.29% (male 17,808; female 17,101)

15-64 years:  48.61% (male 17,573; female 16,853)

65 years and over:  2.1% (male 707; female 780) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.88% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 45.07 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 6.23 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.91 male(s)/female

total population:  1.04 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 39.82 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  65.84 years

male:  64.04 years

female:  67.73 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 6.55 children born/woman (2001 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 (universally spoken and is the official language), two major Marshallese dialects from the Malayo-Polynesian family, Japanese
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  93%

male:  100%

female:  88% (1980 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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