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    Palau People 2000

      Population: 18,766 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 27% (male 2,605; female 2,458)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 7,006; female 5,814)
      65 years and over: 5% (male 416; female 467) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.75% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 19.88 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 7.35 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 5.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.21 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.15 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 17.12 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 68.59 years
      male: 65.47 years
      female: 71.88 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.47 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Palauan(s)
      adjective: Palauan

      Ethnic groups: Palauans are Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures

      Religions: Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of the population observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau)

      Languages: English and Palauan official in all states except Sonsoral (Sonsorolese and English are official), Tobi (Tobi and English are official), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 92%
      male: 93%
      female: 90% (1980 est.)

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