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Demographics of Northern Mariana Islands

The total population of Northern Mariana Islands is 55,194 people. People in Northern Mariana Islands speak the English, Carolinian, and Chamorro languages. The linguistic diversity of Northern Mariana Islands is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Northern Mariana Islands is 0.7754. The median age is approximately 31.6 years. Life expectancy in Northern Mariana Islands is 77.64. The female fertility rate in Northern Mariana Islands is 1.76. Around 16% of the population of Northern Mariana Islands are obese. The ethnic diversity is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale which for Northern Mariana Islands is 0. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Northern Mariana Islands see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Northern Mariana Islands, the population density is 118 people per square kilometer (307 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be densely populated. The total population of Northern Mariana Islands is 55,194 people. Northern Mariana Islands has approximately 22,000 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Northern Mariana Islands represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Northern Mariana Islands represent 49.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Northern Mariana Islands is almost uniform according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Northern Mariana Islands is 0. This means that the people living in Northern Mariana Islands are somewhat fractionalized. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Northern Mariana Islands on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 31.6 years. The median age for men is 29.4, while the median age for women is 32.2.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.06. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.1; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.85; sex ratio over 64 - 1.08; total sex ratio - 0.74. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Northern Mariana Islands is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 81.3% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Northern Mariana Islands are Hinduism, Buddhism, folk religions. The religious diversity of Northern Mariana Islands is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Northern Mariana Islands. The index of religious fractionalization in Northern Mariana Islands is 0.4811. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

Northern Mariana Islands is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, Northern Mariana Islands is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. The migration rate in Northern Mariana Islands is 7.16%.

Language

People in Northern Mariana Islands speak the English, Carolinian, and Chamorro languages. The linguistic diversity of Northern Mariana Islands is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Northern Mariana Islands. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Northern Mariana Islands is 0.7754. This means that several major languages within Northern Mariana Islands co-exist together. There are several additional minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.