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Jordan People 2008


Population: 6,198,677 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 32.2% (male 1,017,233/female 976,284) 15-64 years: 63.7% (male 2,110,293/female 1,840,531) 65 years and over: 4.1% (male 122,975/female 131,361) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 23.9 years male: 24.6 years female: 23.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.338% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 20.13 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 2.72 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: 5.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 15.57 deaths/1,000 live births male: 18.62 deaths/1,000 live births female: 12.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.71 years male: 76.19 years female: 81.39 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.47 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 600 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 500 (2003 est.)
Nationality: noun: Jordanian(s) adjective: Jordanian
Ethnic groups: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
Religions: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shia Muslim and Druze populations) (2001 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 89.9% male: 95.1% female: 84.7% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 13 years male: 13 years female: 13 years (2006)
Education expenditures: 4.9% of GDP (1999)

NOTE: The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.