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

Northern Mariana Islands population 2017

During 2017 Northern Mariana Islands population is projected to decreased by -2,023 people and reach 48,481 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 879. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 2,902 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Northern Mariana 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 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Northern Mariana Islands population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Northern Mariana Islands will be declined by 6 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Northern Mariana Islands 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Northern Mariana Islands was estimated to be 50,504 people. This is a decrease of -4.00 % (-2,107 people) compared to population of 52,611 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 916. Due to external migration, the population declined by 3,023. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.023 (1,023 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 2016.

Below are the key figures for Northern Mariana Islands population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Northern Mariana Islands population density

Northern Mariana Islands population density is 109.8 people per square kilometer (284.4/mi2) as of October 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Northern Mariana Islands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Northern Mariana Islands. The total area of Northern Mariana Islands is 460 km2 (178 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Northern Mariana Islands age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Northern Mariana Islands had the following population age distribution:

26 70.4 3.6

- 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 Northern Mariana 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 "Northern Mariana 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 Northern Mariana Islands is 42.1 %.

The value of 42.1 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Northern Mariana Islands must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Northern Mariana Islands is relatively low.

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 Northern Mariana Islands is 36.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

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

Aged dependency ratio in Northern Mariana Islands is 5.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Northern Mariana 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 Northern Mariana Islands is 77.1 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 74.5 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 79.9 years.

Northern Mariana Islands historical population (1951 - 2017)

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

Northern Mariana Islands population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19517,044N/A %
19527,1561.59 %
19537,3202.29 %
19547,5513.16 %
19557,8564.04 %
19568,2274.72 %
19578,6465.09 %
19589,0865.09 %
19599,5144.71 %
19609,8964.02 %
196110,2053.12 %
196210,4412.31 %
196310,6251.76 %
196410,8051.69 %
196511,0292.07 %
196611,3232.67 %
196711,6863.21 %
196812,1003.54 %
196912,5423.65 %
197012,9853.53 %
197113,4313.43 %
197213,9003.49 %
197314,3743.41 %
197414,7922.91 %
197515,1052.12 %
197615,2741.12 %
197715,3050.20 %
197815,3420.24 %
197915,6481.99 %
198016,4775.30 %
198117,9779.10 %
198220,15012.09 %
198322,85113.40 %
198425,83613.06 %
198528,85211.67 %
198631,75710.07 %
198734,5398.76 %
198837,2377.81 %
198939,9077.17 %
199042,6086.77 %
199145,3466.43 %
199248,0746.02 %
199350,7755.62 %
199453,4695.31 %
199556,1685.05 %
199658,8834.83 %
199761,5944.60 %
199864,1574.16 %
199966,3233.38 %
200067,8532.31 %
200168,6261.14 %
200268,6580.05 %
200368,031-0.91 %
200466,853-1.73 %
200565,258-2.39 %
200663,304-2.99 %
200761,013-3.62 %
200858,567-4.01 %
200956,310-3.85 %
201054,568-3.09 %
201153,547-1.87 %
201253,274-0.51 %
201353,5920.60 %
201454,2051.14 %
201554,8061.11 %
201652,611-4.01 %
201750,504-4.00 %

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