The total population of the Marshall Islands in 2009 was 61,026, increasing at a rate of approximately 2.3% over the previous year.
(Source: World Bank, World Bank)
The gender ratio in the Marshall Islands is unbalanced i.e. there are approximately 105.3 men for every 100 women in the country.
Individuals below 14 years of age made up 41.8% of the total population (in 2009). In 2009, 4.2% women and 3.8% men (% of total population) were above the age of 60.
The mortality rate of infants (per thousand live births) was registered at 37 between 2005 and 2010. The crude birth rate in 2007 was recorded at 35 births (per thousand). The crude death rate was 6.4 (per thousands).
The average life expectancy in the Marshall Islands for men was 64.0 years and 67.0 years for women between 2005 and 2010.
(Source: UN, World Bank)
The international migrant stock till mid 2010 was recorded at 1,700 people. This was approximately 2.7% of the total population.
The urban population growth rate between 2005 and 2010 was 2.7% compared to the rural population growth rate of 1.0%.
Ethnic groups in the Marshall Islands include:
- New Zealander
- Micronesian (FSM)
A large proportion of population in the Marshall Islands are Christians.
The Marshall Islands is not included in the Human Development Index 2010, conducted by the United Nations. The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life (measured by life expectancy), being educated (measured by adult literacy and gross enrolment in education) and having a decent standard of living (measured by purchasing power parity, PPP, income).