The U.S. Census Bureau today released the official Census 2000 population count for the Commonwealth of 69,221 for the Northern Mariana Islands.
As part of Census 2000, the Census Bureau worked with the commonwealth government to collect detailed population and housing data. The count was provided to Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Pedro P. Tenorio.
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands population increased by 25,876 over the previous census in 1990. This represented a 60 percent increase in 10 years.
The Census Bureau will provide more detailed data for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in a demographic profile scheduled for release later this year and in a separate summary file and printed report, scheduled for release in February 2002 and November 2002, respectively.
The following table shows the final census counts for small geographic areas in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:
|AREA||POPULATION||Change From Preceding Census|
|Northern Mariana Islands||69,221||43,345||25,876||60%|
|Northern Islands Municipality||6||36||-30||-83%|
|Northern Islands District||6||36||-30||-83%|