Nicaragua



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Nicaragua People 2003


Population: 5,128,517 (July 2003 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 37.7% (male 984,719; female 949,282) 15-64 years: 59.2% (male 1,510,352; female 1,527,991) 65 years and over: 3% (male 68,332; female 87,841) (2003 est.)
Median age: total: 20.4 years male: 20 years female: 20.8 years (2002)
Population growth rate: 2.03% (2003 est.)
Birth rate: 26.29 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Death rate: 4.69 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 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 (2003 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 31.39 deaths/1,000 live births female: 27.51 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.) male: 35.08 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 69.68 years male: 67.68 years female: 71.79 years (2003 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3 children born/woman (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 5,800 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 400 (2001 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: 67.5% male: 67.2% female: 67.8% (2003 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Nicaragua on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nicaragua People 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicaragua People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.