Marshall Islands Population clock (live)

23-07-2018 18:52:55
56,723
Current population
29,113
Current male population (51.3%)
27,610
Current female population (48.7%)
912
Births this year
4
Births today
137
Deaths this year
1
Deaths today
-163
Net migration this year
-1
Net migration today
612
Population growth this year
2
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of Marshall Islands


Current population (as of Monday, July 23 2018)
56,721
Total area
180 km2 (69 mi2)
Population density
315.1 per km2 (816.1 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.05 (29,113 men to 27,610 women)
Life expectancy
71.8 years (69.7 - men, 74.0 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Marshall Islands population 2018

During 2018 Marshall Islands population is projected to increased by 1,096 people and reach 57,207 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1,388. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 291 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Marshall Islands to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Marshall Islands population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Marshall Islands will be increased by 3 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Marshall Islands 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Marshall Islands was estimated to be 56,111 people. This is an increase of 1.95 % (1,075 people) compared to population of 55,036 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1,361. Due to external migration, the population declined by 286. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.050 (1,050 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Marshall Islands population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Marshall Islands population density

Marshall Islands population density is 311.7 people per square kilometer (807.4/mi2) as of July 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Marshall Islands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Marshall Islands. The total area of Marshall Islands is 180 km2 (69 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Marshall Islands

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Christianity55,30397.5
Religiously Unaffiliated8511.5
Other3970.7

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, July 23 2018).

Marshall Islands age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Marshall Islands had the following population age distribution:

38.2 58.8 3

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Marshall Islands population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Marshall Islands age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Marshall Islands is 70 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Marshall Islands must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Marshall Islands is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Marshall Islands is 64.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Marshall Islands is 5.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Marshall Islands age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Marshall Islands is 71.8 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 69.7 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74 years.

Marshall Islands historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Marshall Islands population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195113,111N/A %
195213,3291.66 %
195313,5311.52 %
195413,7031.27 %
195513,8401.00 %
195613,9470.77 %
195714,0410.67 %
195814,1470.75 %
195914,2981.07 %
196014,5271.60 %
196114,8592.29 %
196215,2992.96 %
196315,8283.46 %
196416,4073.66 %
196516,9933.57 %
196617,5623.35 %
196718,1143.14 %
196818,6773.11 %
196919,2943.30 %
197020,0103.71 %
197120,8544.22 %
197221,8254.66 %
197322,8904.88 %
197423,9884.80 %
197525,0584.46 %
197626,0654.02 %
197727,0103.63 %
197827,9353.42 %
197928,9083.48 %
198029,9993.77 %
198131,2384.13 %
198232,6154.41 %
198334,1154.60 %
198435,7314.74 %
198537,4514.81 %
198639,2694.85 %
198741,1764.86 %
198843,1064.69 %
198944,9384.25 %
199046,5573.60 %
199147,8912.87 %
199248,9322.17 %
199349,7171.60 %
199450,3151.20 %
199550,7990.96 %
199651,2090.81 %
199751,5470.66 %
199851,8100.51 %
199951,9990.36 %
200052,1190.23 %
200152,1730.10 %
200252,1730.00 %
200352,138-0.07 %
200452,095-0.08 %
200552,066-0.06 %
200652,0690.01 %
200752,1080.07 %
200852,1790.14 %
200952,2710.18 %
201052,3750.20 %
201152,4850.21 %
201252,6020.22 %
201352,7250.23 %
201452,8420.22 %
201552,9460.20 %
201653,9811.95 %
201755,0361.95 %
201856,1111.95 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.