Marshall Islands Population 2019

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, or just the Marshall Islands, is a country located in the Pacific Ocean. This island country is a United States associated state, which means that the U.S. provides defense, subsidies, and social services to the Marshall Islands. However, the Marshall Islands do have full sovereignty as a result of the Compact of Free Association they have with the U.S. This country is also a member of the United Nations and the Pacific Community. The Marshall Islands has a 2019 population of 58,791 according to the latest estimates from the UN's World Population Prospects.

Marshall Islands are made up of 29 coral atolls, which have over 1,100 islands and islets. The total area of the Marshall Islands is just over 70 square miles. According to population estimates from 2016, the population of this island nation is 53,066 – down slightly from the last census taken in 2011.

The capital of Marshall Islands is Majuro. This coral atoll is made of 64 islands. Not only is it the capital city, but it is also the largest. Though it is just 3.7 square miles in area, nearly 28,000 people live in Majuro. Throughout the nation, nearly three-quarters of the population lives in urban areas.

Most of the population are native Marshallese. However, other inhabitants have emigrated from areas including the Philippines, China, and the United States. There are two official languages in the Marshall Islands. These languages are Marshallese and English, both of with are frequently spoken.

Over half of the population belongs to the United Church of Christ – Congregational in the Marshall Islands. Other inhabitants attend Assemblies of God, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also a number of other minor religions.

Marshall Islands Population in 2018Source: By Ron Van Oers [CC BY-SA 3.0-igo (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0-igo)], via Wikimedia Commons

Official NameRepublic of the Marshall Islands
Languages SpokenEnglish, Marshallese
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude9.00, 168.00
Currencies UsedUnited States Dollar
DemonymMarshallese
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Majuro25,400Map
Ebaye15,000Map
Arno2,068Map
Jabor1,200Map
Wotje880Map
Mili854Map
Namdrik814Map
Ebon714Map
Kili602Map
Likiep482Map
Ailuk451Map
Ujae448Map
Aur438Map
Utrik409Map
Lae319Map
Mejit300Map
Wotho160Map
Lib115Map
Jabat112Map
Rongelap19Map
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201958,79151.06%48.94%324.812070.65%
201858,41351.08%48.92%322.722070.61%
201758,05851.09%48.90%320.762070.56%
201657,73551.10%48.88%318.982070.52%
201557,43951.12%48.88%317.342070.38%
201056,36651.14%48.85%311.412080.40%
200555,25851.15%48.85%305.292091.72%
200050,75351.19%48.81%280.402090.12%
199550,45751.10%48.89%278.772081.31%
199047,27151.11%48.87%261.172094.28%
198538,33351.18%48.81%211.782104.63%
198030,57651.21%48.78%168.932103.64%
197525,57650.87%49.14%141.302114.63%
197020,39550.97%49.03%112.682143.37%
196517,28451.19%48.80%95.492153.35%
196014,66251.59%48.49%81.012141.08%
195513,89451.58%48.45%76.762141.34%
195013,00151.48%48.55%71.832140.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202059,19051.05%48.95%327.022070.00%
202561,60450.95%49.04%340.352060.80%
203065,00050.87%49.13%359.122061.08%
203568,32650.80%49.20%377.492061.00%
204071,27050.77%49.23%393.762060.85%
204573,60550.77%49.24%406.662050.65%
205075,36550.76%49.24%416.382050.47%
205576,67050.74%49.26%423.592040.34%
206077,58750.70%49.29%428.662030.24%
206578,02150.65%49.35%431.062030.11%
207077,81150.59%49.41%429.90203-0.05%
207576,87150.54%49.45%424.70203-0.24%
208075,23850.52%49.49%415.68203-0.43%
208573,01050.51%49.50%403.37203-0.60%
209070,20850.49%49.52%387.89203-0.78%
209566,90550.48%49.51%369.64204-0.96%
  1. Office of Management and Statistics
  2. Office of Management and Statistics
  3. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 2011 census, and the assumed subsequent trend in the growth rate of the population.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer