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Population
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303,824,646 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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33.2 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 20.1% (male 31,257,108/female 29,889,645)
15-64 years: 67.1% (male 101,825,901/female 102,161,823)
65 years and over: 12.7% (male 16,263,255/female 22,426,914) (2008 est.)
Median Age
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total: 36.7 years
male: 35.4 years
female: 38.1 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
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0.883% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
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14.18 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
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8.27 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
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2.92 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 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 6.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.95 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.62 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 78.14 years
male: 75.29 years
female: 81.13 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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2.1 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
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0.6% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
950,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
17,011 (2005 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: American(s)
adjective: American
Ethnic groups
Definition
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 a person of Latin American descent (including persons of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican 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
Religions
Definition
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.)
Languages
Definition
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)


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