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Mexico People

Mexico    People Top of Page
Population: 101,879,171 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  33.32% (male 17,312,220; female 16,635,438)

15-64 years:  62.28% (male 30,888,015; female 32,558,359)

65 years and over:  4.4% (male 1,997,219; female 2,487,920) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.5% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 22.77 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 5.02 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -2.77 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.95 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.8 male(s)/female

total population:  0.97 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 25.36 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  71.76 years

male:  68.73 years

female:  74.93 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.62 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.29% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 150,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 4,700 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Mexican(s)

adjective:  Mexican
Ethnic groups: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  89.6%

male:  91.8%

female:  87.4% (1995 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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