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    Liberia People - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/liberia/liberia_people.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      3,390,635 (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 43.4% (male 742,508; female 730,677)
      15-64 years: 52.9% (male 875,951; female 918,570)
      65 years and over: 3.6% (male 61,867; female 61,062) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 18.1 years
      male: 17.7 years
      female: 18.4 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.7% (2004 est.)

      Birth rate:
      44.81 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Death rate:
      17.86 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: at least 200,000 Liberian refugees are in surrounding countries; the uncertain security situation has hindered their ability to return (2004 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.01 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 130.51 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 123.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 137.32 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 47.93 years
      male: 46.9 years
      female: 48.99 years (2004 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      6.16 children born/woman (2004 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      9% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      125,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      5,000 (2001 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Liberian(s)
      adjective: Liberian

      Ethnic groups:
      indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)

      Religions:
      indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

      Languages:
      English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 57.5%
      male: 73.3%
      female: 41.6%
      note: (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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