Marshall Islands Population (LIVE)

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Marshall Islands Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Marshall Islands is 42,334 as of Monday, April 22, 2024, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the Marshall Islands population is equivalent to 0.00052% of the total world population.
  • the Marshall Islands ranks number 213 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Marshall Islands is 233 per Km2 (604 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 180 Km2 (69 sq. miles)
  • 100% of the population is urban (41,996 people in 2023)

Population of the Marshall Islands (2023 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMarshall Islands
Global Rank
2023 41,996 -0.13 % -54 233 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 8,045,311,447 213
2022 41,569 -1.14 % -481 231 N.A. N.A. 0.00 % 7,975,105,156 213
2021 42,050 -3.14 % -1,363 234 99.1 % 41,652 0.00 % 7,909,295,151 213
2020 43,413 -2.94 % -1,315 241 95.4 % 41,426 0.00 % 7,840,952,880 213
2019 44,728 -2.74 % -1,261 248 92.1 % 41,195 0.00 % 7,764,951,032 211
2018 45,989 -2.54 % -1,198 255 89.1 % 40,955 0.00 % 7,683,789,828 211
2017 47,187 -2.36 % -1,142 262 86.3 % 40,714 0.00 % 7,599,822,404 211
2016 48,329 -2.19 % -1,081 268 83.7 % 40,451 0 % 7,513,474,238 210
2015 49,410 -1.55 % -801 275 81.3 % 40,175 0 % 7,426,597,537 209
2010 53,416 -0.34 % -184 297 72.2 % 38,568 0 % 6,985,603,105 209
2005 54,337 0.04 % 23 302 68.2 % 37,031 0 % 6,558,176,119 208
2000 54,224 1.35 % 704 301 66 % 35,771 0 % 6,148,898,975 208
1995 50,702 1.94 % 931 282 67.1 % 34,041 0 % 5,743,219,454 207
1990 46,047 3.4 % 1,417 256 66.8 % 30,769 0 % 5,316,175,862 209
1985 38,962 4.02 % 1,395 216 60.9 % 23,745 0 % 4,861,730,613 209
1980 31,988 3.41 % 988 178 55.7 % 17,825 0 % 4,444,007,706 209
1975 27,047 2.45 % 616 150 57.3 % 15,507 0 % 4,069,437,231210
1970 23,969 5.71 % 1,163 133 45.5 % 10,910 0 % 3,695,390,336 210
1965 18,154 3.38 % 556 101 22.3 % 4,040 0 % 3,337,111,983212
1960 15,374 1.8 % 262 85 33.9 % 5,217 0 % 3,019,233,434 213
1955 14,062 1.48 % 199 78 28.7 % 4,040 0 % 2,746,072,141 212
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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the Marshall Islands Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Density (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationMarshall Islands
Global Rank
2025 42,819 -0.28 % -119 238 99.8 % 42,714 0 % 8,191,988,453 213
2030 44,733 0.88 % 383 249 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,546,141,327 212
2035 46,611 0.83 % 376 259 N.A. N.A. 0 % 8,879,397,401 211
2040 48,434 0.77 % 365 269 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,188,250,492 210
2045 50,023 0.65 % 318 278 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,467,543,575 210
2050 51,211 0.47 % 238 285 N.A. N.A. 0 % 9,709,491,761 209
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Marshall Islands Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Marshall Islands delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the Marshall Islands (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.

Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the Marshall Islands in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.