Latvia People - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population

1,862,687 (July 2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 153

Nationality

noun: Latvian(s)

adjective: Latvian

Ethnic groups

Latvian 62.7%, Russian 24.5%, Belarusian 3.1%, Ukrainian 2.2%, Polish 2%, Lithuanian 1.1%, other 1.8%, unspecified 2.6% (2021 est.)

Languages

Latvian (official) 56.3%, Russian 33.8%, other 0.6% (includes Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian), unspecified 9.4%; note - data represent language usually spoken at home (2011 est.)

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Religions

Lutheran 36.2%, Roman Catholic 19.5%, Orthodox 19.1%, other Christian 1.6%, other 0.1%, unspecified/none 23.5% (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 15.32% (male 148,120/female 140,028)

15-24 years: 9% (male 87,372/female 81,965)

25-54 years: 40.41% (male 380,817/female 379,359)

55-64 years: 14.77% (male 125,401/female 152,548)

65 years and over: 20.5% (male 128,151/female 257,471) (2020 est.)

Dependency ratios

total dependency ratio: 59

youth dependency ratio: 26.1

elderly dependency ratio: 32.9

potential support ratio: 3 (2020 est.)

Median age

total: 44.4 years

male: 40.5 years

female: 48 years (2020 est.)

country comparison to the world: 16

Population growth rate

-1.1% (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 233

Birth rate

8.96 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 205

Death rate

14.63 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 2

Net migration rate

-5.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 205

Population distribution

largest concentration of people is found in and around the port and capital city of Riga; small agglomerations are scattered throughout the country

Urbanization

urban population: 68.4% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: -0.68% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Major urban areas - population

628,000 RIGA (capital) (2021)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.82 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.5 male(s)/female

total population: 0.86 male(s)/female (2020 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth

27.3 years (2019 est.)

Maternal mortality rate

19 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 124

Infant mortality rate

total: 4.93 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 5.34 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 178

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 75.65 years

male: 71.19 years

female: 80.33 years (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 116

Total fertility rate

1.54 children born/woman (2021 est.)

country comparison to the world: 195

Drinking water source

improved: urban: 98.8% of population

rural: 98.2% of population

total: 98.6% of population

unimproved: urban: 1.2% of population

rural: 1.8% of population

total: 1.4% of population (2017 est.)

Current Health Expenditure

6.2% (2018)

Physicians density

3.19 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Hospital bed density

5.6 beds/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access

improved: urban: 98.9% of population

rural: 84.6% of population

total: 94.3% of population

unimproved: urban: 1.1% of population

rural: 15.4% of population

total: 5.7% of population (2017 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

0.3% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 85

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

5,600 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 119

HIV/AIDS - deaths

Major infectious diseases

degree of risk: intermediate (2020)

vectorborne diseases: tickborne encephalitis

Obesity - adult prevalence rate

23.6% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 65

Education expenditures

4.4% of GDP (2017)

country comparison to the world: 82

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 99.9%

male: 99.9%

female: 99.9% (2015)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

total: 16 years

male: 16 years

female: 17 years (2018)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24

total: 12.4%

male: 14.2%

female: 10.1% (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 111

NOTE: The information regarding Latvia on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Latvia 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Latvia 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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