Hafa Adai! Below are some basic statistics about our beautiful island of Guam to help you understand a little more about our unique community. For more information you can visit Guam’s official website at www.guam.gov where you can find a wealth of information about our beautiful thriving island.

 

Population

160,378

Age Structure

    • 0-14 years: 26.4% (Male 21,806/Female 20,480)

 

    • 15-24 years: 16.9% (Male 13,961/Female 13,156)

 

    • 25-54 years: 39.5% (Male 32,312/Female 30,962)

 

    • 55-64 years: 9.1% (Male 7,325/Female 7,273)

 

  • 65 years and over: 8.2% (Male 5,950/Female 7,153)

Median Age

    • Total: 29.7 years

 

    • Male: 29.2 years

 

  • Female: 30.2 years

Population Growth Rate

0.34%

Labor Force

69,390

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

$4.6 billion

Industries

National defense, Tourism, Construction, Transshipment services, Concrete products, Printing and publishing, Food processing, and Textiles

Weather

  • Climate
    • Tropical Marine – Warm and humid with very little temperature variation, moderated by seasonal trade winds
    • Average Temperature Range: 76° F – 86° F
    • Average Ocean Temperature: 84° F
    • Average Annual Rainfall: 96 inches
  • Seasons
    • Dry Season (January to June)
    • Rainy Season (July to December)

View current weather conditions for Guam at Wunderground – Guam

Tourism Statistics

  • Total Visitors for 2012: 1,308,035 visitors
  • Top 5 Tourism Markets for 2012
    • Japan: 929,229 visitors / 71.0% market mix
    • Korea: 182,829 visitors / 14.0% market mix
    • U.S. & Hawaii: 62,618 visitors / 4.8% market mix
    • Taiwan: 49,144 visitors / 3.8% market mix
    • CNMI: 16,717 visitors / 1.3% market mix

View current toursim statistics for Guam at Guam Visitors’ Bureau

Tourism 2020

  • Tourism 2020 is an industry plan created by the Guam Visitors Bureau to evolve Guam’s tourism industry into “a world-class, first-tier resort destination of choice,” by the year 2020.
  • Executive Summary
    • Vision – A world-class, first-tier resort destination of choice.
    • Mission – Economic opportunities and an enhanced quality of life for all Guamanians.
    • Introduction – A roadmap to the Island’s future. A shared vision for Guam’s top industry.
    • Where We’ve Been – An international destination since 1963 that has evolved with an image as “close and cheap.”
    • Where We Are Today – A welcoming people with traditional but relevant Chamorro values that can act as our guiding principles as we move forward.
    • Where We Want To Be – A unique “blue ocean” product that avoids commoditization and competes on more than just price alone.
  • Targets – Key Performance Indicators
    • Visitor Arrivals
      • 2013: 1.34 Million
      • 2020: 2 Million
    • Average On-Island Spending
      • 2013: $1, 100
      • 2020: $1, 320
    • Tourism-Related Jobs
      • 2013: 20, 436 jobs
      • 2020: 32, 000 jobs
    • Government Tax Revenues
      • 2013: $167 Million
      • 2020: $300 Million
    • Tourism Economy Sales
      • 2013: $1.47 Billion
      • 2020: $2.64 Billion


Citations:
“The World Factbook.” Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gq.html.
“Pacific RISA – Managing Climate Risk in the Pacific.” Pacific RISA Managing Climate Risk in the Pacific RSS. Pacific RISA, 28 July 2014. Web. 29 Sept. 2014. http://www.pacificrisa.org/places/territory-of-guam/.
Guam Visitors Bureau. (2014, January 15). tourism 2020.
Retrieved from http://issuu.com/guamvisitorsbureau/docs/gvb_stratplan_booklet_with_covers/1


 

 

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