Marshall Islands Country Overview
Where is Marshall Islands located? The Marshall Islands is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean, or more precisely in Oceania. On the time zone map, the Republic of Marshall Islands is assigned to a world time zone called `Malaysia Time` (MYT). In this time zone there is a standard difference to the coordinated world time of 8 hours. This means that Marshall Islands clocks are always 8 hours later (UTC+8). This time difference stays the same throughout the year as there is no daylight saving time change.
As of 2023, the latest population of Marshall Islands is 77,917, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||1.43%|
|Birth rate||24.40 births per 1,000 people|
|65 years and above||4.24%|
|Median age||22.60 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||1.04|
|Population density||430.48 residents per km²|
|97% Micronesians; Americans|
|Christians (mainly Protestants)|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.698|
|HDI ranking||117th out of 194|
People in Marshall Islands
Most of the Marshall Islands’ 72,000 residents are from Micronesia. Since no people can live on many atolls, they only settle on certain islands. These are quickly overpopulated and it gets tight. Since the population is growing very quickly, this also creates problems (see everyday life).
Languages in Marshall Islands
The languages are Marshallese in several dialects and English.
Religions in Marshall Islands
The proportion of Protestants is very high at 90 out of 100. 8 out of 100 residents are Catholics. There remains a small remnant of adherents of the Baha’i religions, of Adventists and of Mormons.