DEMOGRAPHICS

Population

15.8 million in 2004

 

Age structure

Percent of total population

Male

(in millions)

Female

(in millions)

0-14 years

25.8

2.1

2.0

15-64 years

66.4

5.2

5.3

65 years and over

7.8

0.5

0.7

                           

Gender ratio

Males / female

At birth

1.05

under 15 years

1.05

15-64 years

1

65 years and over

0.71

Total population

0.98

                   

Annual population growth rate

1.01%

Birth rate

15.8 births per thousand inhabitants

Death rate

5.7 deaths per thousand inhabitants

                 

Infant mortality rate

Deaths per thousand live births

Total

9.05

Male

9.81

Female

8.25


Life expectancy at birth

Years

Total population

76

Male

73

Female

80


Total fertility rate

               2.06 children born/woman

 

Ethnic groups

Percent

White and White-Amerindian

95

Amerindian   

3

Other

2

 

Religions

Percent

Roman Catholic

89

Protestant

11

Jewish

negligible

 

Literacy Rate

Percent of persons that read and write at age 15 and over

Total population

96.2

Male

96.4

Female

96.1

 

Languages

Spanish

 

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