People and Society in United States

Nationality
noun:
American(s)
adjective:
American
Ethnic groups
white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); about 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic
Languages
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Religions
Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
Population
313,847,465 (July 2012 est.)
rank:
3
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Age structure
0-14 years:
20.1% (male 32,107,900/female 30,781,823)
15-64 years:
66.8% (male 104,411,352/female 104,808,064)
65 years and over:
13.1% (male 17,745,363/female 23,377,542) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
37.1 years
male:
35.8 years
female:
38.5 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
0.899% (2012 est.)
rank:
125
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Birth rate
13.68 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
146
Death rate
8.39 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
87
Net migration rate
3.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
26
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Urbanization
urban population:
82% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
1.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population
New York-Newark 19.3 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.675 million; Chicago 9.134 million; Miami 5.699 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.421 million (2009)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
1 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.77 male(s)/female
total population:
0.97 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
21 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
136
Infant mortality rate
total:
5.98 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
174
male:
6.64 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
5.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
78.49 years
rank:
50
male:
76.05 years
female:
81.05 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
2.06 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
122
Health expenditures
16.2% of GDP (2009)
rank:
2
Physicians density
2.672 physicians/1,000 population (2004)
Hospital bed density
3.1 beds/1,000 population (2008)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.6% (2009 est.)
rank:
64
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
1.2 million (2009 est.)
rank:
9
HIV/AIDS - deaths
17,000 (2009 est.)
rank:
18
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
33.9% (2006)
rank:
6
Children under the age of 5 years underweight
1.3% (2002)
rank:
118
Education expenditures
5.5% of GDP (2007)
rank:
44
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Literacy
definition:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population:
99%
male:
99%
female:
99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total:
16 years
male:
15 years
female:
17 years (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total:
17.6%
rank:
66
male:
20.1%
female:
14.9% (2009)
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