Social Statistics - Demographic Indicators

FSM Key Demographic Indicators
Indicator 1973 1980 19891 1994 2000
Total, urban population, males 8,377 9,969 N/A 13,848 12,017
Total, urban population, females 7,713 9,400 N/A 13,094 11,876
Total, rural population, males 23,751 27,428 N/A 40,075 42,174
Total, rural population, females 22,890 26,363 N/A 38,489 40,941
Population density in square mile 231 270 376 389 394
   Urban 899 1,083 N/A 1,506 1,336
   Rural 183 211 N/A 309 327
Crude Birth Rate (CBR) per 1,000 N/A N/A N/A 31.4 28.1
Crude Death Rate (CDR) per 1,000 N/A N/A N/A 7.8 6.7
Rate of natural increase (%) N/A N/A N/A 2.36 2.14
Average annual rate of population growth N/A 2.20 2.99 1.93 0.26
     Urban N/A 2.65 N/A N/A -2.17
     Rural N/A 2.0 N/A N/A 1.0
Dependency ratio 101.5 99.7 98.7 89.2 78.6
Sex ratio 105.0 104.6 102.8 104.5 102.6
Median Age 16.5 16.7 17.5 17.8 18.9

Source: Division of Health, FSM Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs
Note: 1Interpolated figures based on the 1980's state censuses.