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Costa Rica:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
4,195,914 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
82.8 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 27.2% (male 584,782/female 557,952)
15-64 years: 66.8% (male 1,416,456/female 1,384,692)
65 years and over: 6% (male 116,461/female 135,571) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 27.1 years
male: 26.7 years
female: 27.6 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.388% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
17.71 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.31 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 9.01 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.92 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.05 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 77.4 years
male: 74.79 years
female: 80.14 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.17 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.6% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
12,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
900 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: intermediate
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Costa Rican(s)
adjective: Costa Rican
Ethnic groups
Definition
white (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none 3.2%
Languages
Definition
Spanish (official), English
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 94.9%
male: 94.7%
female: 95.1% (2000 census)


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