Nicaragua



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Nicaragua People 2007


Population: 5,675,356 (July 2007 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 35.5% (male 1,025,426/female 988,148) 15-64 years: 61.3% (male 1,734,153/female 1,746,574) 65 years and over: 3.2% (male 79,589/female 101,466) (2007 est.)
Median age: total: 21.3 years male: 20.9 years female: 21.7 years (2007 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.855% (2007 est.)
Birth rate: 24.12 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death rate: 4.42 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.038 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.993 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.784 male(s)/female total population: 1.001 male(s)/female (2007 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 27.14 deaths/1,000 live births male: 30.45 deaths/1,000 live births female: 23.67 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.92 years male: 68.82 years female: 73.13 years (2007 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.69 children born/woman (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 6,400 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 500 (2003 est.)
Nationality: noun: Nicaraguan(s) adjective: Nicaraguan
Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%
Religions: Roman Catholic 72.9%, Evangelical 15.1%, Moravian 1.5%, Episcopal 0.1%, other 1.9%, none 8.5% (1995 census)
Languages: Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census) 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 2007 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nicaragua People 2007 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicaragua People 2007 should be addressed to the CIA.