People in Honduras

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Population: 5 861 985 (July 2115 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 42% (male 1 248 291; female 1 204 574)

15-64 years: 55% (male 1 591 995; female 1 615 449)

65 years and over: 3% (male 96 017; female 105 629) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.33% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 31.79 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 7.02 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -1.48 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: 0.99 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.91 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 41.88 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 65.01 years

male: 63.31 years

female: 66.8 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 4.12 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Honduran(s)

adjective: Honduran

Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90% Amerindian 7% black 2% white 1%

Religions: Roman Catholic 97% Protestant minority

Languages: Spanish Amerindian dialects

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 72.7%

male: 72.6%

female: 72.7% (1995 est.)

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