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Northern Mariana Islands (commonwealth in political union with the US) People

    Population: 69,398 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 24% (male 8,459; female 8,197)
    15-64 years: 74% (male 24,651; female 26,949)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 550; female 592) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.99% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.19 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 2.42 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 20.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.8 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.36 years
    male: 72.19 years
    female: 78.72 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.86 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: NA
    adjective: NA

    Ethnic groups: Chamorro, Carolinians and other Micronesians, Caucasian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

    Religions: Christian (Roman Catholic majority, although traditional beliefs and taboos may still be found)

    Languages: English, Chamorro, Carolinian
    note: 86% of population speaks a language other than English at home

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 97%
    male: 97%
    female: 96% (1980 est.)

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