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    Peru People 2000

      Population: 27,012,899 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 35% (male 4,776,074; female 4,628,899)
      15-64 years: 61% (male 8,224,829; female 8,119,751)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 579,465; female 683,881) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.75% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 24.48 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 5.84 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 40.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 70.01 years
      male: 67.63 years
      female: 72.5 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.04 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Peruvian(s)
      adjective: Peruvian

      Ethnic groups: Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 90%

      Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 88.7%
      male: 94.5%
      female: 83% (1995 est.)

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