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    Liberia People - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 3,317,176 (July 2003 est.)


      Age structure: 0-14 years: 43.4% (male 724,960; female 716,831)
      15-64 years: 53% (male 858,191; female 898,851)
      65 years and over: 3.6% (male 59,539; female 58,804) (2003 est.)


      Median age: total: 18.1 years
      male: 17.7 years
      female: 18.4 years (2002)


      Population growth rate: 1.67% (2003 est.)


      Birth rate: 45.28 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Death rate: 17.84 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Net migration rate: -10.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: 200,000 Liberian refugees are in surrounding countries though slowly returning (2003 est.)


      Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 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 (2003 est.)


      Infant mortality rate: total: 132.18 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 125.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
      male: 139.03 deaths/1,000 live births


      Life expectancy at birth: total population: 48.15 years
      male: 47.03 years
      female: 49.3 years (2003 est.)


      Total fertility rate: 6.23 children born/woman (2003 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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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