Micronesia Demographics

What is the population of Micronesia?

Population 104,719
Population Growth Rate -0.38%
Urban Population 22.6%
Population in Major Urban Areas PALIKIR (capital) 7,000
Nationality Noun Micronesian(s)
Nationality Adjective Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
Ethnic Groups nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups
Languages Spoken English (official and common language), Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

Micronesia Health Information

What are the health conditions in Micronesia?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 4.27
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 87.4%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 11%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 94.8%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 13.4%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 3.2
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 20.18
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 25.12
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 22.71
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 100
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 40.6%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .18
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 42.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 85.1%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 49%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 2.68

Micronesia Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Micronesia?

Life Expectancy at Birth 72 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 74 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 70 Years
Median Age 23 Years
Median Age - female 24 Years
Median Age - male 22 Years

Micronesia Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Micronesia median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 21
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 4.27
Median Age 23 Years
Median Age - female 24 Years
Median Age - male 22 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -20.95
Population Growth Rate -0.38%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.01
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .94
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .98
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .99
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .77

Micronesia Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Micronesia?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Health care facilities in the FSM consist of state-run hospitals on each of the four major islands and a few scattered clinics. These facilities often lack basic supplies and medicines, and the quality of health care is very low. Doctors and hospitals may expect immediate cash payment for health services. Medical evacuation for non-ambulatory patients may not be immediately available and can be mexpensive. Scuba divers should note that although there are decompression chambers in Yap, Chuuk, and Pohnpei, their availability and staff experience in treating diving injuries vary considerably.

Micronesia Education

What is school like in Micronesia?

Literacy - female 88%
Literacy - male 91%
Literacy - total population 89%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write

Micronesia Literacy

Can people in Micronesia read?

Literacy - female 88%
Literacy - male 91%
Literacy - total population 89%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language English (official and common language), Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

Micronesia Crime

Is Micronesia a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Throughout the country, foreigners have reportedly been subjected to and singled out for theft and verbal and physical abuse. Alcohol- and drug-related attacks, as well as drunk driving accidents, are a particular concern during weekend and evening hours. The Embassy encourages extra caution during the holidays, when alcohol consumption is especially high. Do not attempt to intervene in disputes between local citizens.

Dress conservatively: it is considered impolite for females to wear clothing that exposes anything above the knee. Modern swimwear may be considered immodest by local standards, and people wearing such clothing outside of hotels that cater to tourists could likely be harassed. Additionally, we suggest women travel in groups and walk in well-lit areas.

Crime rates are higher in Chuuk than in the other states; you should exercise extreme caution at all times, stay off the streets after dark, and ensure that the hotel where you are staying is prepared to assist you in an emergency.

Do not buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the counterfeit items illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Micronesia Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in the FSM, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from those in the U.S. It is very important to know what is legal and what is not where you are going. Criminal penalties will also vary from country to country.

If you break local laws in the FSM, your U.S. passport will not help you avoid arrest or prosecution. If you violate FSM laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.

In the FSM, for example, driving under the influence could land you in jail immediately. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in the FSM are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

There are also things that might be legal in the FSM you but illegal in the United States. 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 with severe penalties.

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 in the FSM. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and/or prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained.

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