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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2001

Census Bureau Releases Census 2000 Population Counts for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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:

2000 Final Population Totals

AREA POPULATION Change From Preceding Census
2000 1990 Number Percent
Northern Mariana Islands 69,221 43,345 25,876 60%
Northern Islands Municipality 6 36 -30 -83%
Northern Islands District 6 36 -30 -83%
Rota Municipality 3,283 2,295 988 43%
District 1 475 449 26 6%
District 2 113 121 -8 -7%
District 3 131 126 5 4%
District 4 2,564 1,599 965 60%
Saipan Municipality 62,392 38,896 23,496 60%
District 1 1,620 1,311 309 24%
District 2 957 856 101 12%
District 3 1,049 827 222 27%
District 4 639 486 153 31%
District 5 2,083 1,776 307 17%
District 6 12,887 7,685 5,202 68%
District 7 3,745 2,779 966 35%
District 8 6,720 3,175 3,545 112%
District 9 1,848 1,250 598 48%
District 10 15,845 6,576 9,269 141%
District 11 14,999 12,175 2,824 23%
Tinian Municipality 3,540 2,118 1,422 67%
District 1 2,477 1,442 1,035 72%
District 2 1,063 676 387 57%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014