Micronesia Population 2023 (Live)

115,658
Population Rank
Growth Rate
2023 World Percentage
Land Area
700
The current population of Micronesia is 115,658 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2023 population at 115,224.

Micronesia Growth Rate

Micronesia Population 2023 (Live)

Micronesia Population Clock

Micronesia Population (as of 11/25/2023)115,658
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2023)115,224
Births per Day7
Deaths per Day2
Migrations per Day-2
Net Change per Day3
Population Change Since Jan. 1987

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

City
Population
Weno13,856
Tofol9,686
Colonia7,371
Kolonia6,074
Kolonia Town5,681
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Micronesia Population Density Map

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
195536,8212.91%52.6020299
196042,9863.15%61.4120195
196550,7593.38%72.5120090
197058,9893.05%84.2719984
197567,1212.62%95.8919678
198076,2992.6%109.0019573
198587,9662.89%125.6719568
199098,6032.31%140.8619665
1995110,3282.27%157.6119463
2000111,7090.25%159.5819468
2005110,940-0.14%158.4919469
2010107,588-0.61%153.7019673
2015109,4620.35%156.3719575
2017110,4300.46%157.7619575
2018110,9290.45%158.4719577
2019111,3790.41%159.1119578
2020112,1060.65%160.1519578
2022114,1640.67%163.0919578
2023115,2240.76%164.6119580
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Micronesia Population by Year (Historical)

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Density (km²)
Population Rank
Density Rank
2023115,2240.76%164.6119580
2024116,3000.87%166.1419580
2025117,3890.92%167.7019580
2030122,7040.89%175.2919579
2035127,3230.74%181.8919579
2040130,9840.57%187.1219578
2045133,6310.4%190.9019579
2050135,4570.27%193.5119579
2055136,7710.19%195.3919580
2060137,5940.12%196.5619581
2065137,7760.03%196.8219681
2070137,082-0.1%195.8319682
2075135,347-0.25%193.3519684
2080132,609-0.41%189.4419685
2085129,025-0.55%184.3219686
2090124,879-0.65%178.4019686
2095120,287-0.75%171.8419688
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Micronesia Population by Year (Projections)

Micronesia Population Pyramid 2023

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
19891989
199418 September 1994
20001 April 2000
20104 April 2010
20202020
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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 likey 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 2023
Area (km²)
702
2023 Growth Rate
Capital
GDP (IMF)
$0.41
GDP (UN)
$329.90 Mn

Micronesia - General Info

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