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Micronesia: People & Society#

Population105,681 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate-0.42% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 31.9% (male 17,120/female 16,561)
15-24 years: 20.2% (male 10,755/female 10,609)
25-54 years: 38% (male 19,483/female 20,686)
55-64 years: 3.4% (male 3,440/female 3,477)
65 years and over: 3.2% (male 1,576/female 1,974) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate20.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate4.25 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsChuukese 48.8%, Pohnpeian 24.2%, Kosraean 6.2%, Yapese 5.2%, Yap outer islands 4.5%, Asian 1.8%, Polynesian 1.5%, other 6.4%, unknown 1.4% (2000 census)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 21.93 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 24.28 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 19.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.35 years
male: 70.34 years
female: 74.45 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89%
male: 91%
female: 88% (1980 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Micronesian(s)
adjective: Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
Net migration rate-20.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 52.7%, Protestant 41.7% (Congregational 40.1%, Baptist 0.9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 0.7%), other 3.8%, none or unspecified 0.8% (2000 Census)
Total fertility rate2.55 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Median agetotal: 23.8 years
male: 23.2 years
female: 24.4 years (2014 est.)
Education expendituresNA
Urbanizationurban population: 23% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.3% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 94.7% of population
rural: 87.5% of population
total: 89.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 5.3% of population
rural: 12.5% of population
total: 10.9% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 83.3% of population
rural: 47% of population
total: 55.2% of population
unimproved: urban: 16.7% of population
rural: 53% of population
total: 44.8% of population (2011 est.)
Major urban areas - populationPALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2009)
Maternal mortality rate100 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures13.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.18 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density3.2 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate40.6% (2008)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 64.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 57.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 6.7 %
potential support ratio: 14.9 (2013)