Nicaragua



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Nicaragua People 2002


Population: 5,023,818 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 38.3% (male 980,621; female 945,386) 15-64 years: 58.7% (male 1,464,468; female 1,483,082) 65 years and over: 3% (male 65,610; female 84,651) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.09% (2002 est.)
Birth rate: 26.98 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate: 4.76 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female total population: 1 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 32.52 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 69.37 years female: 71.44 years (2002 est.) male: 67.39 years
Total fertility rate: 3.09 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (2000/01 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 4,800 (2000/01 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 360 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun: Nicaraguan(s) adjective: Nicaraguan
Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant
Languages: Spanish (official) note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 68.2% (1999) male: 67.1% female: 70.5% (2000 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Nicaragua on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nicaragua People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicaragua People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.