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United States    People Top of Page
Population: 278,058,881 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  21.12% (male 30,034,674; female 28,681,253)

15-64 years:  66.27% (male 91,371,753; female 92,907,199)

65 years and over:  12.61% (male 14,608,948; female 20,455,054) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.9% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 14.2 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 8.7 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 3.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years:  1.05 male(s)/female

15-64 years:  0.98 male(s)/female

65 years and over:  0.71 male(s)/female

total population:  0.96 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 6.76 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  77.26 years

male:  74.37 years

female:  80.05 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.06 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.61% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 850,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 20,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  American(s)

adjective:  American
Ethnic groups: white 83.5%, black 12.4%, Asian 3.3%, Amerindian 0.8% (1992)

note:  a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean a person of Latin American descent (especially of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin) living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.)
Religions: Protestant 56%, Roman Catholic 28%, Jewish 2%, other 4%, none 10% (1989)
Languages: English, Spanish (spoken by a sizable minority)
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write

total population:  97%

male:  97%

female:  97% (1979 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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