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United States PEOPLE 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United States PEOPLE 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Population:
326,625,791 (July 2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 3
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: American(s)
adjective: American

Ethnic groups:
white 72.4%, black 12.6%, Asian 4.8%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.9%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2%, other 6.2%, two or more races 2.9% (2010 estimate)
note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); an estimated 16.3% of the total US population is Hispanic as of 2010

Languages:
English 79%, Spanish 13%, other Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific island 3.4%, other 1% (2015 est.)
note: data represent the language spoken at home; the US has no official national language, but English has acquired official status in 32 of the 50 states; Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii, and 20 indigenous languages are official in Alaska

Religions:
Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don't know/refused 0.6% (2014 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 18.73% (male 31,255,995/female 29,919,938)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 13.27% (male 22,213,952/female 21,137,826)
[see also: Age structure - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 39.45% (male 64,528,673/female 64,334,499)
[see also: Age structure - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 12.91% (male 20,357,880/female 21,821,976)
[see also: Age structure - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 15.63% (male 22,678,235/female 28,376,817) (2017 est.)

population pyramid:
A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis, with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends.

For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab.

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 51.2
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 29
[see also: Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio country ranks ]
elderly dependency ratio: 22.1
[see also: Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio country ranks ]
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2015 est.)
[see also: Dependency ratios - potential support ratio country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 38.1 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 36.8 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 39.4 years (2017 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 60

Population growth rate:
0.81% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
12.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 158
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 29
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Population distribution:
large urban clusters are spread throughout the eastern half of the US (particularly the Great Lakes area, northeast, east, and southeast) and the western tier states; mountainous areas, principally the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian chain, deserts in the southwest, the dense boreal forests in the extreme north, and the central prarie states are less densely populated; Alaska's population is concentrated along its southern coast - with particular emphasis on the city of Anchorage - and Hawaii's is centered on the island of Oahu

Urbanization:
urban population: 82% of total population (2017)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 0.99% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
New York-Newark 18.593 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.31 million; Chicago 8.745 million; Miami 5.817 million; Dallas-Fort Worth 5.703 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.955 million (2015)

Sex ratio:
at birth: NA
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Mother's mean age at first birth:
26.4 years (2015 est.)

Maternal mortality ratio:
14 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 138
[see also: Maternal mortality ratio country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 6.3 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 5.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 170

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 80 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total population country ranks ]
male: 77.7 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 82.2 years (2017 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 43
[See also: Healthy Life Expectancy ]
[See also: Health Performance ]

Total fertility rate:
1.87 children born/woman (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 143
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
74.1%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2011/13)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
17.1% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 1
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.55 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved: urban: 99.4% of population rural: 98.2% of population total: 99.2% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.6% of population rural: 1.8% of population total: 0.8% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 100% of population rural: 100% of population total: 100% of population
unimproved: urban: 0% of population rural: 0% of population total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
36.2% (2016)
country comparison to the world: 12
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
0.5% (2012)
country comparison to the world: 136
[see also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
4.9% of GDP (2013)
country comparison to the world: 63

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 17 years
[see also: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total country ranks ]
male: 16 years
[see also: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male country ranks ]
female: 17 years (2014)
[see also: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female country ranks ]

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 10.4%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total country ranks ]
male: 11.4%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male country ranks ]
female: 9.3% (2016 est.)
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 127


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States PEOPLE 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States PEOPLE 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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