Marshall Islands Demographics

What is the population of Marshall Islands?

Population 77,917
Population Growth Rate 1.79%
Urban Population 71.8%
Population in Major Urban Areas MAJURO (capital) 31,000
Nationality Noun Marshallese (singular and plural)
Nationality Adjective Marshallese
Ethnic Groups Micronesian
Languages Spoken English (widely spoken as a second language, both English and Marshallese are official languages), two major Marshallese dialects from the Malayo-Polynesian family, Japanese

Marshall Islands Health Information

What are the health conditions in Marshall Islands?

Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 15-49 44.6%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 4.27
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 97.5%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 5.5%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 93.4%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 16.5%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 2.7
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 19.22
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 24.93
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 22.15
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 45.4%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .44
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 23.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 84.2%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 55.5%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 3.29

Marshall Islands Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Marshall Islands?

Life Expectancy at Birth 72 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 74 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 70 Years
Median Age 22 Years
Median Age - female 22 Years
Median Age - male 22 Years

Marshall Islands Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Marshall Islands median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 27
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 4.27
Median Age 22 Years
Median Age - female 22 Years
Median Age - male 22 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -5
Population Growth Rate 1.79%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .95

Marshall Islands Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Marshall Islands?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Health facilities in Majuro and Ebeye are adequate for routine medical problems. There are few or no health facilities available elsewhere in the Marshall Islands. Majuro has a private clinic and a public hospital. Ebeye also has a public hospital. Most outer islands have medical dispensaries. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Prescription and over the counter medicine may not be available. We recommend that you bring a supply of your prescription medication when you visit. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services. However, the local cost for service is quite minimal.

Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in the Marshall Islands.

Marshall Islands Education

What is school like in Marshall Islands?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 12.2%
Literacy - female 93.7%
Literacy - male 93.6%
Literacy - total population 93.7%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 12 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 11 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 12 Years

Marshall Islands Literacy

Can people in Marshall Islands read?

Literacy - female 93.7%
Literacy - male 93.6%
Literacy - total population 93.7%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language English (widely spoken as a second language, both English and Marshallese are official languages), two major Marshallese dialects from the Malayo-Polynesian family, Japanese

Marshall Islands Crime

Is Marshall Islands a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Travel around the Marshall Islands is, by most standards, considered safe. The Marshall Islands has a relatively low crime rate. The most common crimes are break-ins and thefts from homes, hotel rooms, and vehicles, as well as occasional random acts of vandalism. There have been a few recent but isolated incidents in which non-U.S. foreigners were assaulted. It is recommended that visitors dress conservatively; skin showing above the knee, especially for females, may be considered offensive to some Marshallese citizens. Keep your hotel room or residence locked at all times. Occasionally, fights and assaults occur at nightclubs and bars. If you visit those establishments, especially late in the evening, be extra vigilant to ensure your personal security.

Don’t buy counterfeit or pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, you may be breaking local law too.

Marshall Islands Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in the Marshall Islands, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in the Marshall Islands, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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