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    Jordan People 2000

      Population: 4,998,564 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 38% (male 968,579; female 925,987)
      15-64 years: 59% (male 1,568,615; female 1,374,303)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 79,748; female 81,332) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 3.1% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 26.24 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 2.63 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 7.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.14 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.98 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 21.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 77.36 years
      male: 74.94 years
      female: 79.93 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.44 children born/woman (2000 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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