Summary of Census Results

Summary indicators from selected censuses, FSM: 1973, 1980, 1994 and 2000
Indicator 1973 1980 1994 2000
Total population 62,731 73,159 105,506 107,008
Female population 30,603 35,763 51,583 52,817
Rural population 46,641 47,165 78,889 83,437
Population density (sq. mile) 229 270 389 395
   Urban 899 1,083 1,506 1,336
   Rural 183 211 309 327
Average growth rate 2.344 2.989 1.943 0.256
Median age 16.5 16.7 17.8 18.9
Sex ratio 105 104.6 104.5 102.6
Average household size 7.2 6.9 6.8 7.0
Dependency ratio 101.5 100.8 89.2 78.6
  Young 93.9 92.7 82.3 72.0
  Old 8.4 7.1 6.8 6.5
Total fertility rate 8.28 7.39 4.65 4.44
Life expectancy at birth 60.6 64.8 65.2 67
Infant mortality rate (per 1000) 68 48 46 40
Labor force participation rate N/A N/A 43.6 58.6
Unemployment rate N/A N/A 16.3 22.0
Percent of labor force in subsistence N/A N/A 22.6 28.4
Gross enrollment rate N/A N/A 58.1 55.1
Percent graduated high school N/A N/A 36.6 41.2
Literacy rate (persons 15-24 years) N/A 92.3 96.4 95.1

Source: Census reports from respective census years