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    Puerto Rico People 2000

      Population: 3,915,798 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 24% (male 480,100; female 457,684)
      15-64 years: 66% (male 1,234,065; female 1,336,848)
      65 years and over: 10% (male 174,383; female 232,718) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.56% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 15.47 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 7.74 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -2.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.75 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 9.71 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 75.55 years
      male: 71.05 years
      female: 80.3 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.9 children born/woman (2000 est.)

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

      Ethnic groups: NA

      Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 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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