9 290 inhabitants (2017)
Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) 81.3%, part Cook Island Maori 6.7%, other 11.9% (2011)
Protestant 62.8%, Roman Catholic 17%, Mormon 4.4%, other 8%, none 5.6%, no response 2.2% (2011)
$12 300 (2010)
The Cook Islands do not have military forces and defense assistance is provided by New Zealand.