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    El Salvador People 2000

      Population: 6,122,515 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 38% (male 1,186,328; female 1,141,245)
      15-64 years: 57% (male 1,652,083; female 1,833,998)
      65 years and over: 5% (male 139,919; female 168,942) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.87% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 29.02 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.27 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -4.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 29.22 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 69.74 years
      male: 66.14 years
      female: 73.52 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.38 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Salvadoran(s)
      adjective: Salvadoran

      Ethnic groups: mestizo 90%, Amerindian 1%, white 9%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 86%
      note: there is extensive activity by Protestant groups throughout the country; by the end of 1992, there were an estimated 1 million Protestant evangelicals in El Salvador

      Languages: Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 10 and over can read and write
      total population: 71.5%
      male: 73.5%
      female: 69.8% (1995 est.)

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