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Nicaragua


    • Population:
      4,206,353 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        44% (female 921,356; male 930,594)

        15-64 years:
        53% (female 1,146,485; male 1,097,811)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 62,607; male 47,500) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.61% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      33.73 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      6.45 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -1.19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      50.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        64.54 years

        male:
        61.67 years

        female:
        67.53 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      4.17 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Nicaraguan(s)

        adjective:
        Nicaraguan

    • Ethnic divisions:
      mestizo (mixed Amerindian and Caucasian) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Indian 5%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant 5%

    • Languages:
      Spanish (official)

        note:
        English- and Indian-speaking minorities on Atlantic coast

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1971)

        total population:
        57%

        male:
        57%

        female:
        57%

    • Labor force:
      1.086 million

        by occupation:
        services 43%, agriculture 44%, industry 13% (1986)






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