Demographics of the Northern Mariana Islands

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Northern Mariana Islands, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics[edit]

Demographics of the Northern Mariana Islands, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.


71,912 (July 2000 est.) 52,167 (US Census Bureau 2011 est.)

Age structure[edit]

0–14 years: 26% (male 6,349/female 5,625)

15–64 years: 70.4% (male 15,014/female 17,397)

65 years and over: 3.6% (male 790/female 875) (2011 est.)

Population growth rate[edit]

-4.004% (2011 est.) The fastest decrease in population in the world 2011

Birth rate[edit]

20.69 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Death rate[edit]

3.28 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)

Net migration rate[edit]

-57.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Sex ratio[edit]

0.93 male(s)/female (2000 est.); 0.77 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female (2000 est.); 1.1 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female (2000 est.); 0.7 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female (2000 est.); 1.05 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Infant mortality rate[edit]

5.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate[edit]

1.76 children born/woman (2000 est.)


noun: NA

adjective: NA

Ethnic groups[edit]

Filipinos, Chamorros, Carolinians, other Micronesians, Whites, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, and Palauans

Filipinos are the largest overall ethnic group in the Northern Mariana Islands, making up over 29% of the population. Both the Filipino and Chinese (22.1%) populations have surpassed the indigenous Chamorros (21.3%) in population.


Christian (Roman Catholic majority, although traditional beliefs and other religions may still be found)


English, Chamorro, Carolinian, Chinese, and Tagalog.

note: 86% of population speaks a language other than English at home


definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 97%

male: 97%

female: 96% (1980 est.)