Northern Mariana Iss People - 2023



51,295 (2023 est.)


noun: NA (US citizens)

adjective: NA

Ethnic groups

Asian 50% (includes Filipino 35.3%, Chinese 6.8%, Korean 4.2%, and other Asian 3.7%), Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 34.9% (includes Chamorro 23.9%, Carolinian 4.6%, and other Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6.4%), other 2.5%, two or more ethnicities or races 12.7% (2010 est.)


Philippine languages 32.8%, Chamorro (official) 24.1%, English (official) 17%, other Pacific island languages 10.1% (includes Carolinian (official), Chinese 6.8%, other Asian languages 7.3%, other 1.9% (2010 est.)


Christian (Roman Catholic majority, although traditional beliefs and taboos may still be found)

Age structure

0-14 years: 22.61% (male 6,232/female 5,367)

15-64 years: 67.95% (male 18,367/female 16,490)

65 years and over: 9.43% (2023 est.) (male 2,560/female 2,279)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 46

youth dependency ratio: 31.7

elderly dependency ratio: 14.3

potential support ratio: 7 (2021)

Median age

total: 32.8 years

male: 31.8 years

female: 34.1 years (2020 est.)

Population growth rate

-0.35% (2023 est.)

Birth rate

15.6 births/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Death rate

5.58 deaths/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Net migration rate

-13.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2023 est.)

Population distribution

approximately 90% of the population lives on the island of Saipan


urban population: 92.1% of total population (2023)

rate of urbanization: 0.36% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

total population growth rate v. urban population growth rate, 2000-2030

Major urban areas - population

51,000 SAIPAN (capital) (2018)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.17 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.16 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.12 male(s)/female

total population: 1.13 male(s)/female (2023 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 12.17 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 14.75 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 9.16 deaths/1,000 live births (2023 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 76.83 years

male: 74.75 years

female: 79.27 years (2023 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.59 children born/woman (2023 est.)

Gross reproduction rate

1.2 (2023 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate


Drinking water source

improved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 100% of population

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 0% of population (2020 est.)

Current health expenditure


Physicians density


Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 97.9% of population

unimproved: urban: N/A

rural: N/A

total: 2.1% of population (2020 est.)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight


Education expenditures



total population: NA

male: NA

female: NA

NOTE: The information regarding Northern Mariana Iss on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Northern Mariana Iss 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Northern Mariana Iss 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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