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Demographics of Marshall Islands

The total population of Marshall Islands is 53,167 people. People in Marshall Islands speak the English, and Marshallese languages. The linguistic diversity of Marshall Islands is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Marshall Islands is 0.0734. The median age is approximately 22.5 years. Life expectancy in Marshall Islands is 70. The female fertility rate in Marshall Islands is 4.1. Around 45% of the population of Marshall Islands are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Marshall Islands is 0.0603. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Marshall Islands see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Marshall Islands, the population density is 310 people per square kilometer (806 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Marshall Islands is 53,167 people. Marshall Islands has approximately 3,284 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Marshall Islands represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Marshall Islands represent 3.2 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Marshall Islands is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Marshall Islands is 0.0603. This means that the people living in Marshall Islands are coming from a narrow group of ethnicities, all of which are related to one another. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Marshall Islands on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 22.5 years. The median age for men is 22.5, while the median age for women is 22.6.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.04; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.05; sex ratio over 64 - 0.94; total sex ratio - 1.04. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Marshall Islands is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 97.5% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of folk religions in Marshall Islands. The religious diversity of Marshall Islands is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Marshall Islands. The index of religious fractionalization in Marshall Islands is 0.5207. This score means that there are several major religions distributed evenly within Marshall Islands.



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