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United States People

    Population: 272,639,608 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 22% (male 30,097,125; female 28,699,568)
    15-64 years: 66% (male 89,024,052; female 90,379,328)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 14,189,132; female 20,250,403) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.85% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 14.3 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.8 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.33 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 76.23 years
    male: 72.95 years
    female: 79.67 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 2.07 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: American(s)
    adjective: American

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

    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.)

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