Micronesia Population 2024 (Live)

116,267
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2024 World Percentage
Land Area
700
The current population of Micronesia is 116,267 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2024 population at 116,300.

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Micronesia Population Clock

Micronesia Population (as of 6/19/2024)116,267
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2024)116,300
Births per Day7
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day-2
Net Change per Day3
Population Change Since Jan. 1513

Components of Population Change

One birth every 205.72 minutes
One death every 720 minutes
One emigrant every 720 minutes
Net gain of one person every 480 minutes

Micronesia Population Clock

Micronesia Population Density Map

City
2024 Population
Weno13,856
Tofol9,686
Colonia7,371
Kolonia6,074
Kolonia Town5,681

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024116,3000.87%16619580
2023115,2240.76%16519580
2020112,1060.65%16019578
2019111,3790.41%15919578
2018110,9290.45%15819577
2017110,4300.46%15819575
2015109,4620.35%15619575
2010107,588-0.61%15419673
2005110,940-0.14%15819469
2000111,7090.25%16019468
1995110,3282.27%15819463
199098,6032.31%14119665
198587,9662.89%12619568
198076,2992.6%10919573
197567,1212.62%9619678
197058,9893.05%8419984
196550,7593.38%7320090
196042,9863.15%6120195
195536,8212.91%5320299

Micronesia Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (/km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2024116,3000.87%16619580
2025117,3890.92%16819580
2030122,7040.89%17519579
2035127,3230.74%18219579
2040130,9840.57%18719578
2045133,6310.4%19119579
2050135,4570.27%19419579
2055136,7710.19%19519580
2060137,5940.12%19719581
2065137,7760.03%19719681
2070137,082-0.1%19619682
2075135,347-0.25%19319684
2080132,609-0.41%18919685
2085129,025-0.55%18419686
2090124,879-0.65%17819686
2095120,287-0.75%17219688

Micronesia Population by Year (Projections)

Micronesia Population Pyramid 2024

Micronesia Median Age

26.3

Total

25.5

Male

27.1

Female

Micronesia Population by Age

There are people over age 18 in Micronesia.

Census Years

Year
Date
20202020
20104 April 2010
20001 April 2000
199418 September 1994
19891989

Micronesia Population Pyramid

Located in the greater region of Micronesia, itself a subregion of Oceana, the Federated States of Micronesia is a U.S.-associated independent republic consisting of four states: Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae, and Chuuk. Together, these states comprise over 600 islands. The capital city of Micronesia is Palikir on Pohnpei island with a population of 7,000.

While occupying a relatively small land area, the Federated States of Micronesia does however own more than 1,000,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean. This makes the Federated States of Micronesia the 14th largest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world.

Demographics

The estimated ethnic composition of Micronesia is:

  • 48.8% Chuukese
  • 24.2% Pohnpeian
  • 6.2% Kosraean
  • 5.2% Yapese
  • 4.5% Outer Yapese
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 1.5% Polynesian
  • 6.4% Other
  • 1.4% Unknown

Almost 100% of the population is made up of Pacific Islanders and Asians. A small yet sizable minority also have some Japanese ancestry. This is likely as a result of Japanese and Micronesian settlers marrying during the Japanese colonial period in the early 20th century.

Since the 1990s, there has been a growing population of European, Australian, American, Chinese and Philippine expatriates.

During the time of Japanese ownership, the Japanese population throughout Micronesia grew to over 100,000, far surpassing the indigenous population’s roughly 40,000. Post war, the prosperity seen during the Japanese civil administration came to an abrupt end.

At least 6.4% of the country is made up of expatriates coming from the United States, Australia, and European countries, and tourism has been cited as the countries greatest source of income.

Outside the main capital towns of the four states, local languages are more prevalently used. English is, however, the national language of the country, and it's used wholly in the government and in secondary and tertiary education.

History

It's believed that the ancestors of the Micronesians settled on these lands over four thousand years ago. This eventually evolved over time to become a more centralized economic and religious culture on Yap Island.

Portugese explorers out searching for the Spice Islands, followed shortly after by the Spanish, were the first Europeans to reach the area in the sixteenth century. After becoming incorporated into the Spanish East Indies, the region then saw its way into German hands at the turn of the 20th Century.

During WWI, it was lost by Germany to the Japanese, and was used as a significant naval base during WWII. Following WWII it moved into American hands, and 32 years later in 1979 officially became the Federated States of Micronesia. Palau, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands opted not to participate.

Population Growth

The population of the Federated States of Micronesia has seen a steady rise since 1950, more than tripling from 32,000 to 106,900 in 2019. This steady increase is expected to continue with an estimated extra 22,000 people in the next 70 years.

Micronesia – or officially the Federated States of Micronesia – is a sovereign state located in Oceania. This independent republic is associated with the United States. Micronesia is made up of four different states: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap. Throughout these states, there are over 600 islands which make up about 271 square miles of land. The last estimated population of Micronesia was 104,937. Looking at the population and the land area shows that the density is relatively low at about 409.5 people per square mile.

Micronesia was once part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. However, it formed a constitution government in 1979. It gained independence in 1986. Today, Micronesia is a member of the Pacific Community and the United Nations.

The capital of Micronesia is Palikir. This town is located in the municipality of Sokehs. Palikir only has a population of around 4,600. The most populous town is Weno. Weno is part of Chuuk State and has a population of 13,856 based on data from the last census taken in 2010.

One of the most unique things about Micronesia is that despite its small land area, it takes up more than 1 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, which gives it one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world.

Almost the entire population is made up of Pacific Islanders and Asians. The largest ethnic group is the Chuukese, which make up nearly half of the total population. English is the official language of Micronesia, but it is not the only language spoken. Some inhabitants speak other languages including Puluwatese, Mortlockese, Ulithian, and Chuukese.

Most Micronesians follow some form of Christianity. On Kosrae, most inhabitants are Protestant. On Chuuk and Yap, the majority are Catholic. Pohnpei’s population is evenly divided between Catholics and Protestants.

Micronesia Population Rank 2024
Area (km²)
702
2024 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF '23)
$0.48
GDP (UN '22)
$427.09 Mn

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