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United States PEOPLE 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United States PEOPLE 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

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:
316,438,601 (July 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 4
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 20% (male 32,344,207/female 31,006,688)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 13.7% (male 22,082,128/female 21,157,025)
25-54 years: 40.2% (male 63,802,736/female 63,581,749)
55-64 years: 12.3% (male 18,699,338/female 20,097,791)
65 years and over: 13.9% (male 19,122,853/female 24,774,052) (2013 est.)

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 50.4 %
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 29.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21 %
potential support ratio: 4.8 (2013)

Median age:
total: 37.2 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 35.9 years
female: 38.5 years (2013 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.9% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 124
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
13.66 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 147
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.39 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 89
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
3.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 29
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 82% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 1.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - 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
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2013 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth:
25 (2006 est.)
[see also: Mother's mean age at first birth country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
21 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 137
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 5.9 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 174
male: 6.55 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.22 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 78.62 years
country comparison to the world: 51
male: 76.19 years
female: 81.17 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:
2.06 children born/woman (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
76.4%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2010)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
17.9% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 3
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.42 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
3 beds/1,000 population (2010)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 99.8% of population
rural: 94% of population
total: 98.8% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.2% of population
rural: 6% of population
total: 1.2% of population (2011 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 99.8% of population
rural: 98.6% of population
total: 99.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.2% of population
rural: 1.4% of population
total: 0.4% of population (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.6% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
1.2 million (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 7
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

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

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
33% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 18
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
1.3% (2004)
country comparison to the world: 127
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
5.4% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 60
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

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: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 18 years (2010)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 17.3%
country comparison to the world: 73
male: 18.7%
female: 15.7% (2011)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States PEOPLE 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States PEOPLE 2014 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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