Population Statistics

The population and demographic indicators are derived from the regularly conducted Population and Housing Census in the country and its states.

In non-census years, supplementary information provided thru surveys (eg. Household Income and Expenditure Survey) and administrative data (eg. Department of Health and Department of Justice) are used to estimate or project the population size. Population projections are always subject to revisions with data and methodology improvement.

Groupings (eg. age) and calculations of indicators follow international standards. In addition to footnotes the tables, further definitions, and explanations.

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2010 Summary Analysis Key Indicators

Population Projections 2020-2025

FSM POPULATION BY AGE GROUP

wdt_ID FSM population by age group 1973 1980 1989 1994 2000 2010
1 TOTAL 62,731 73,159 95,741 105,506 107,008 102,843
2 0-4 11,301 13,075 16,037 15,854 14,783 12,042
3 5-9 9,445 11,283 15,198 15,330 14,169 11,932
4 10-14 8,264 9,584 12,972 14,749 14,220 12,706
5 15-19 6,965 7,732 10,376 12,251 13,237 11,992
6 20-24 5,086 6,443 7,418 8,828 9,525 9,347
7 25-29 3,523 5,456 6,714 7,063 7,603 7,652
8 30-34 2,608 4,158 5,992 6,598 6,489 6,601
9 35-39 2,788 2,637 5,151 6,079 6,015 5,939
10 40-44 2,504 2,418 3,583 5,071 5,559 5,583

POPULATION BY SEX, STATE AND CENSUS YEAR

wdt_ID Census Year Yap Chuuk Pohnpei Kosrae
1 1973 7,870 31,609 19,263 3,989
2 1980 8,100 37,488 22,081 5,491
3 1989 10,422 47,871 30,665 6,835
4 1994 11,178 53,319 33,692 7,317
5 2000 11,241 53,595 34,486 7,686
6 2010 11,377 48,654 36,196 6,616
7 2015 11,477 49,080 36,513 6,674
8 2020 11,577 49,509 36,832 6,732
9 2025 11,678 49,942 37,154 6,791

Note: In 1989 Yap, Pohnpei, Kosrae these states denote extrapolation,  2015-2020-2025 denote projections

POPULATION INDICATORS FOR RECENT CENSUS YEARS

wdt_ID Population Indicators 1994 2000 2010
1 CBR 31.4 28.1 25.3
2 CDR 7.8 6.7 5.3
3 Dependency ratio 89.2 78.6 63.7
4 Sex ratio 104.5 102.6 103.0
5 Median age 17.8 18.9 21.5

                                                                             2010 Census Basic Tables

Yap                                                         Chuuk                                                            FSM                                                         Pohnpei                                                    Kosrae