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Population: 118 211 (July 1998 est.)

note: West Indian (45% born in the Virgin Islands and 29% born elsewhere in the West Indies) 74% US mainland 13% Puerto Rican 5% other 8%

Age structure:

0-14 years: 29% (male 17 310; female 16 502)

15-64 years: 64% (male 34 434; female 40 645)

65 years and over: 7% (male 4 065; female 5 255) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.16% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 16.45 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 5.01 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0.13 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: 0.84 male(s)/female

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

Infant mortality rate: 9.6 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 78.3 years

male: 74.68 years

female: 82.15 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.32 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Virgin Islander(s)

adjective: Virgin Islander

Ethnic groups: black 80% white 15% other 5%

Religions: Baptist 42% Roman Catholic 34% Episcopalian 17% other 7%

Languages: English (official) Spanish Creole

Literacy: NA

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