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United States PEOPLE 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United States PEOPLE 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 12, 2013

Nationality:
noun: American(s)
adjective: American

Ethnic groups:
white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); about 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic

Languages:
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
note: the US has no official national language, but English has acquired official status in 28 of the 50 states; Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii

Religions:
Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)

Population:
313,847,465 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 3

Age structure:
0-14 years: 20% (male 32,050,686/female 30,719,945)
15-24 years: 13.8% (male 22,112,002/female 21,174,050)
25-54 years: 40.6% (male 63,713,761/female 63,556,345)
55-64 years: 12.1% (male 18,331,065/female 19,711,907)
65 years and over: 13.5% (male 18,424,785/female 24,052,919) (2012 est.)

Median age:
total: 37.1 years
male: 35.8 years
female: 38.5 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.9% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 124

Birth rate:
13.7 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147

Death rate:
8.4 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 84

Net migration rate:
3.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 26

Urbanization:
urban population: 82% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
New York-Newark 19.3 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.675 million; Chicago 9.134 million; Miami 5.699 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.421 million (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
21 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 136

Infant mortality rate:
total: 6 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 173
male: 6.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 78.49 years
country comparison to the world: 51
male: 76.05 years
female: 81.05 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.06 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 125

Health expenditures:
16.2% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 2

Physicians density:
2.672 physicians/1,000 population (2004)

Hospital bed density:
3.1 beds/1,000 population (2008)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 0% of population

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.6% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 64

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
1.2 million (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 9

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
17,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 18

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
33.9% (2006)
country comparison to the world: 6

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
1.3% (2002)
country comparison to the world: 118

Education expenditures:
5.5% of GDP (2007)
country comparison to the world: 43

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 17 years (2008)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total: 17.6%
country comparison to the world: 67
male: 20.1%
female: 14.9% (2009)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States PEOPLE 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States PEOPLE 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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