Demographics of Palau

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Palau, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

About 70% of the Palauan population lives in the city of Koror on Koror Island. Koror is the former capital and the present capital is Melekeok on the bigger but less developed island of Babeldaob--the second-largest island in Micronesia after Guam.

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CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population

[1] 20,279

Age structure

0-14 years: 27% (male 2,605; female 2,458)
15-64 years: 68% (male 7,006; female 5,814)
65 years and over: 5% (male 416; female 467) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate

1.75% (2000 est.)

Birth rate

19.88 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate

7.35 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

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