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Population: 3,225,837 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  43.21% (male 698,178; female 695,599)

15-64 years:  53.34% (male 840,103; female 880,403)

65 years and over:  3.45% (male 56,073; female 55,481) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.92% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 46.55 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 16.36 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)

note:  by the end of 1999, all Liberian refugees, who had fled the domestic strife, were assumed to have returned
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.95 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  1.01 male(s)/female

total population:  0.98 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 132.42 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  51.41 years

male:  49.96 years

female:  52.91 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 6.36 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 2.8% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 39,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 4,500 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Liberian(s)

adjective:  Liberian
Ethnic groups: indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, and Bella), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)
Religions: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  38.3%

male:  53.9%

female:  22.4% (1995 est.)

note:  these figures are increasing because of the improving school system


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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