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Jordan People

    Population: 4,561,147 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 43% (male 1,005,211; female 954,968)
    15-64 years: 54% (male 1,265,116; female 1,200,372)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 67,852; female 67,628) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.05% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 34.31 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.85 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 32.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 73.06 years
    male: 71.15 years
    female: 75.08 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 4.64 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Jordanian(s)
    adjective: Jordanian

    Ethnic groups: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%

    Religions: Sunni Muslim 96%, Christian 4% (1997 est.)

    Languages: Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 86.6%
    male: 93.4%
    female: 79.4% (1995 est.)

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