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United States People

 

Population:
280,562,489 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21% (male 30,116,782; female 28,765,183)
15-64 years: 66.4% (male 92,391,120; female 93,986,468)
65 years and over: 12.6% (male 14,748,522; female 20,554,414) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.89% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
14.1 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
8.7 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
3.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 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: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
6.69 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.4 years
male: 74.5 years
female: 80.2 years (2002 est.)
Total fertility rate:
2.07 children born/woman (2002 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 77.1%, black 12.9%, Asian 4.2%, Amerindian and Alaska native 1.5%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.3%, other 4% (2000)
note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean a person of Latin American descent (including persons 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
male: 97%
female: 97% (1979 est.)
total population: 97%
People - note:
note: data for the US are based on projections that do not take into consideration the results of the 2000 census