Micronesia Population: 547,140

The Federated States of Micronesia, which is simply called Micronesia, only consists of 4 states – Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. It is spread across the western Pacific Ocean with the states comprising of nearly 607 islands. The combined land area is estimated to be 702 km2, and the capital is Palikir. Micronesia enjoys a tropical climate with hear-round heavy rainfall. The official and common language is English.

Largest Cities in Micronesia by Population

Weno has the highest population, followed by Tofol, Colonia, and Kolonia.

Micronesia Population History

In 1960, the population of Micronesia was just 44,514. A positive trend is observed, and in 1990 it reached 96,301. The population growth rate from 1990 to now is 19.4%, which can be inferred as a positive trend.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 548,914 0.97% 5,194 -3,000 26.8 2.86 173 68.20% 374,606 0.00% 7,794,798,739 4
2020 548,914 1.00% 5,428 -2,957 25.8 2.99 173 68.20% 374,606 0.00% 7,794,798,739 4
2019 543,486 1.00% 5,359 -2,957 25.8 2.99 171 68.10% 370,077 0.00% 7,713,468,100
2018 538,127 0.98% 5,228 -2,957 25.8 2.99 170 67.90% 365,586 0.00% 7,631,091,040 4
2017 532,899 0.96% 5,086 -2,957 25.8 2.99 168 67.80% 361,171 0.00% 7,547,858,925 4
2016 527,813 0.93% 4,868 -2,957 25.8 2.99 167 67.60% 356,817 0.00% 7,464,022,049 4
2015 522,945 0.76% 3,873 -4,600 25.6 3.02 165 67.40% 352,580 0.00% 7,379,797,139 4
2010 503,579 0.21% 1,059 -8,000 24.6 3.13 159 66.60% 335,193 0.00% 6,956,823,603 4
2005 498,286 0.55% 2,702 -7,000 23.7 3.13 157 66.50% 331,270 0.00% 6,541,907,027 4
2000 484,775 1.28% 5,969 -4,400 23.2 3.44 153 67.30% 326,491 0.00% 6,143,493,823 4
1995 454,932 1.77% 7,633 -2,600 21.9 3.72 144 65.10% 295,994 0.00% 5,744,212,979 4
1990 416,769 3.24% 12,298 2,300 21.6 4.09 131 61.70% 257,271 0.00% 5,327,231,061 4
1985 355,280 3.20% 10,357 1,600 20.3 4.45 112 61.50% 218,372 0.00% 4,870,921,740 4
1980 303,493 2.20% 6,264 -1,400 19.3 4.84 96 60.50% 183,703 0.00% 4,458,003,514 4
1975 272,173 1.86% 4,795 -2,100 18.7 5.3 86 56.20% 152,992 0.00% 4,079,480,606 4
1970 248,197 2.57% 5,909 -500 18.2 5.85 78 45.50% 112,962 0.00% 3,700,437,046 4
1965 218,651 2.71% 5,481 -600 18.3 6.46 69 26.30% 57,426 0.00% 3,339,583,597 4
1960 191,245 2.25% 4,028 -1,100 18.9 6.43 60 36.80% 70,392 0.00% 3,034,949,748 4
1955 171,107 1.92% 3,108 -1,000 20.2 6.25 54 33.60% 57,426 0.00% 2,773,019,936 4

Micronesia Population forecast

In the coming years 2030 and 2040, the population is expected to reach 126,691 and 134,564, respectively. By 2050 this figure can reach 138,917, which is calculated to be a 20.7% increase in growth rate from now.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 548,914 0.97% 5,194 -3,000 26.8 2.86 173 68.20% 374,606 0.00% 7,794,798,739 4
2025 576,297 0.98% 5,477 -2,400 28 2.88 182 68.90% 397,334 0.00% 8,184,437,460 4
2030 602,544 0.89% 5,249 -2,100 29.3 2.88 190 69.80% 420,672 0.00% 8,548,487,400 4
2035 625,598 0.75% 4,611 -2,100 30.3 2.87 197 70.80% 442,871 0.00% 8,887,524,213 4
2040 644,940 0.61% 3,868 -2,100 31.6 2.86 203 71.80% 462,962 0.00% 9,198,847,240 4
2045 660,989 0.49% 3,210 -2,100 32.8 2.88 209 72.70% 480,410 0.00% 9,481,803,274 4
2050 674,314 0.40% 2,665 -2,100 33.9 2.92 213 73.50% 495,448 0.00% 9,735,033,990 4

Micronesia Demographics

The population of Micronesia is 114,595, which only represents 0.00148% of the total world population. It ranks in the position of 194 in the list of countries by population. The population density is 164 persons per km2, and only 21.5% of the population is urban. Less percentage of people are in the urban area because a large number of them reside in the coastal areas of the islands. The total life expectancy at birth is 71.5 years.

The ethnic groups present are Chuukese/Mortlockese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Yapese, Yap outer islanders, Polynesian, Asian, and others.

Micronesia Religion & Politics

The majority of the population are adherents to Christianity with Roman Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, other, none, and unspecified.

The political framework of Micronesia is a democratic republic with a federal representative. The head for both the state and the government is the president. The president and his cabinet can exercise executive power while the legislative power is vested to both the president and the congress.

Micronesia Economy

The economy is largely dependent on subsistence farming and fishing. Few mineral deposits of considerable commercial value also help with Micronesia’s economy. Isolation and limited transportation greatly affect the potential growth in the tourism sector. The inflation rate is predicted to be 3.4%, while the unemployment rate remains to be 22%. In reality, the economy of Micronesia is fragile in appearance due to major dependence on US assistance and a decrease in the performance of private sectors.

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%