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Federated States of Micronesia: People & Society#

Population104,719 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Micronesian(s)
adjective: Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
Ethnic groupsChuukese/Mortlockese 49.3%, Pohnpeian 29.8%, Kosraean 6.3%, Yapese 5.7%, Yap outer islanders 5.1%, Polynesian 1.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 0.8% (2010 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
ReligionsRoman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 41.1% (includes Congregational 38.5%, Baptist 1.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 0.8%, Assembly of God 0.7%), Mormon 1.5%, other 1.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 30.81% (male 16,401/female 15,863)
15-24 years: 19.8% (male 10,406/female 10,326)
25-54 years: 38.8% (male 19,667/female 20,966)
55-64 years: 6.87% (male 3,532/female 3,659)
65 years and over: 3.72% (male 1,753/female 2,146) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 62.4%
youth dependency ratio: 55.3%
elderly dependency ratio: 7.1%
potential support ratio: 14.1% (2015 est.)
Median age24total: 24.7 years
male: 24 years
female: 25.3 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate-0.49% (2016 est.)
Birth rate20.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate4.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-20.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 22.4% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.27% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationPALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014)
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: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Maternal mortality rate100 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 20.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 22.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.9 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 75 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.45 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Health expenditures13.7% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.18 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density3.2 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 94.8% of population
rural: 87.4% of population
total: 89% of population
unimproved:
urban: 5.2% of population
rural: 12.6% of population
total: 11% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 85.1% of population
rural: 49% of population
total: 57.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 14.9% of population
rural: 51% of population
total: 42.9% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate33.2% (2014)
Education expendituresNA