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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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 State Yap Chuuk Pohnpei Kosrae
1 1,973 7,870.0 31,609.0 19,263.0 3,989.0
2 1,980 8,100.0 37,488.0 22,081.0 5,491.0
3 1,989 10,422.0 47,871.0 30,665.0 6,835.0
4 1,994 11,178.0 53,319.0 33,692.0 7,317.0
5 2,000 11,241.0 53,595.0 34,486.0 7,686.0
6 2,010 11,377.0 48,654.0 36,196.0 6,616.0
7 2,015 11,477.0 49,080.0 36,513.0 6,674.0
8 2,020 11,577.0 49,509.0 36,832.0 6,732.0
9 2,025 11,678.0 49,942.0 37,154.0 6,791.0

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