People in El Salvador

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Population: 5 752 067 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 37% (male 1 088 579; female 1 042 087)

15-64 years: 58% (male 1 575 806; female 1 748 250)

65 years and over: 5% (male 135 556; female 161 789) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.57% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 26.71 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 6.32 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -4.73 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 29.07 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 69.66 years

male: 66.31 years

female: 73.17 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.06 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Salvadoran(s)

adjective: Salvadoran

Ethnic groups: mestizo 94% Amerindian 5% white 1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 75%

note: there is extensive activity by Protestant groups throughout the country; by the end of 1992 there were an estimated 1 million Protestant evangelicals in El Salvador

Languages: Spanish Nahua (among some Amerindians)

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 71.5%

male: 73.5%

female: 69.8% (1995 est.)

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