People in Puerto Rico

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Population: 3 857 070 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 24% (male 483 268; female 461 632)

15-64 years: 65% (male 1 206 385; female 1 310 406)

65 years and over: 11% (male 171 889; female 223 490) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.68% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 16.7 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 8.08 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -1.83 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 12.09 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 74.2 years

male: 69.58 years

female: 79.11 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.03 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Puerto Rican(s) (US citizens)

adjective: Puerto Rican

Ethnic groups: Hispanic

Religions: Roman Catholic 85% Protestant denominations and other 15%

Languages: Spanish English

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 89%

male: 90%

female: 88% (1980 est.)

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