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Northern Guam population

The indigenous inhabitants of Guam are Chamorro people, who first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago. Guam was colonized by the Spanish in the 17th century and taken by the United States at the end of the 19th century. Today, it is a territory of the United States inhabited by a diverse mix of people from all over Asia Pacific, America, and the rest of the world.

Most of the island's population lives in northern Guam. Municipalities that comprise the northern half of the island are home to 80% of Guam's overall population. The four most populous municipalities - Dededo, Yigo, Tamuning, and Mangilao - are all in northern Guam.

According to data from the 2010 population census, the average population density in the northern Guam municipalities is 716 people per square kilometer. For comparison, population density in southern Guam municipalities is 113 people per square kilometer.


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