The population is mainly Micronesia, with the exception of a small group of Polynesians on some islands in the southwestern part of the state of Pohnpei. On the island of Yap, whose first settlers are believed to have come from the Philippines or Indonesia, the residents have a more melanic appearance. The country also has small minorities of Chinese and Filipinos.
The population is divided into eight larger and several smaller groups of people and languages. The chuuk group is almost half the population. The larger groups also include yap, pohnpei and kosrae. English is a management language. Most residents speak good English as a second language.
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Most of the population is still living in traditional villages, although immigration to the cities accelerated during the 1990s. The country has a high natural population growth, but the population increase has been thwarted by a relatively large emigration, mainly to the United States where Micronesia has the right to study, work and live without special permission. Some immigration has occurred in recent years, mainly from the Philippines.
FACTS – POPULATION AND LANGUAGE
micronesia in the majority, in addition to small groups of Polynesians, Chinese and Filipinos
Number of residents
105 544 (2017)
Number of residents per square kilometer
Percentage of residents in the cities
22.6 percent (2017)
Nativity / birth
23.7 per 1000 residents (2016)
Mortality / mortality
6.2 per 1000 residents (2016)
0.6 percent (2017)
3.1 number of births per woman (2016)
Percentage of women
48.7 percent (2017)
69 years (2016)
Life expectancy for women
70 years (2016)
Life expectancy for men
68 years (2016)
a variety of local languages; English is the management language.