Marshall Islands Population: 59,050

The Marshall Islands is an island country located in the equator of the Pacific Ocean. The capital of this place is Majuro, which is also the largest city. The majority of the residents of the island belong to the Marshallese descent. There is a small population who are immigrants from countries such as United States, China, and the Philippines. The two official languages spoken by most of the people are Marshallese and English.

The largest cities by population in the Marshall Islands

Majuro, Ebaye, Arno, Jabor, Wotje are some of the largest as well as the highly populated cities in the Marshall Islands.

Marshall Islands population history 

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 50,753, but now it has risen to 59,190. The urban population of the country has increased to 41,426, and the urban population percentage is 70%. The global population rank of the nation is now 207, and it is the same for the last few years.

Marshall Islands population forecast 

In the year 2050, the population of the nation is expected to be 75,365. The urban population of the country will have risen to 56,454, and the urban population percentage will be 74.9%. Then the global population rank of the nation will come to position 205.

Marshall Islands demographics 

The residents of the country have come from many types of places of origin. Most of the people are from the Micronesian origin. Some are the generations of the people who have migrated from Asia many thousand years ago. The origins of Asian ancestry, mainly from Japan, are present.

Marshall Islands religion and politics 

Some of the dominant religious groups are a united church of Christ, the Assemblies of God, Roman Catholicism, Mormons, Baptists, Full Gospel, Seventh-day Adventists, and Baha’i Faith. The very small percentages of the people do not follow any religion at all. There is a small population of Muslims who belong to Ahmadiyya, and they are based in Majuro.

The government of the island follows the mixed parliamentary-presidential system. The elections are performed every four years. The head of the state is the president and also the head of the government. The thirty-three senators of Nitijela elect the president. The president chooses the cabinet members from the Nitijela.

Marshall Islands economy

The government of the island is a large employer. It employs over 30.6% of the people. The economy includes fishing, banana, pandanus, breadfruit, and taro. In the outer regions, there are productions of handicrafts and copra. This offers cash income.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%