At a Glance
Guam is located 900 miles north of the equator at 13°28" North Latitude, 144°44" East Longitude. Guam covers approximately 212 square miles (549 sq.km). It is the southernmost of the Mariana Islands and shares a common culture with the rest of the islands, which include Saipan, Rota and Tinian. The original inhabitants of Guam, the Chamorro people, are thought to have traveled to the Marianas from Southeast Asia.
Guam has a tropical climate with a temperature range from 74 degrees to 92 degrees Fahrenheit (23 – 33 degrees Celsius). It has an annual rainfall of approximately 85 – 100 inches. Its dry season is from December to May and its rainy season is from June to November.
Guam residents and corporations pay a “mirrored” U.S. income tax with filing and payment to the Government of Guam. U.S. Social Security tax laws apply to employee wages, with taxes withheld and deposited in the IRC and reporting to the IRS. For more information about Guam tax laws visit online www.guamtax.com.
- GDP (2016) = $5.8 billion
- Per Capita GDP = $32,105
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment (as of Dec. 2017)
- Private sector job count = 49,740
- Federal government job count = 3,790
- Local government job count = 11,570
- Minimum Wage = $8.25 per hour
- (as of September 2017) = 5.8%
- Per capita income (2015) = $7,508.70
Total: 161,001 (Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Census)
Guam has two official languages: English and Chamorro.