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    Costa Rica People 2000

      Population: 3,710,558 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 32% (male 609,051; female 581,302)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 1,177,262; female 1,150,673)
      65 years and over: 5% (male 89,541; female 102,729) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.69% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 20.69 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 4.31 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0.54 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 11.49 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 75.82 years
      male: 73.3 years
      female: 78.47 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.52 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Costa Rican(s)
      adjective: Costa Rican

      Ethnic groups: white (including mestizo) 94%, black 3%, Amerindian 1%, Chinese 1%, other 1%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Evangelical Protestant, approximately 14%, other less than 1%

      Languages: Spanish (official), English spoken around Puerto Limon

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 94.8%
      male: 94.7%
      female: 95% (1995 est.)

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