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Puerto Rico (commonwealth associated with the US) People

    Population: 3,887,652 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 24% (male 482,111; female 459,940)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 1,220,682; female 1,323,787)
    65 years and over: 11% (male 173,133; female 227,999) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.59% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 15.9 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.87 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -2.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 10.79 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.06 years
    male: 70.95 years
    female: 79.41 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.94 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Puerto Rican(s) (US citizens)
    adjective: Puerto Rican

    Ethnic groups: Hispanic

    Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant denominations and other 15%

    Languages: Spanish, English

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 89%
    male: 90%
    female: 88% (1980 est.)

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