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Liberia: People & Society#

Population4,092,310 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate2.52% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 43.2% (male 891,002/female 876,655)
15-24 years: 17.9% (male 357,952/female 375,708)
25-54 years: 31.5% (male 642,835/female 646,104)
55-64 years: 4.3% (male 85,906/female 89,943)
65 years and over: 3% (male 62,475/female 63,730) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.01 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate35.07 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsKpelle 20.3%, Bassa 13.4%, Grebo 10%, Gio 8%, Mano 7.9%, Kru 6%, Lorma 5.1%, Kissi 4.8%, Gola 4.4%, other 20.1% (2008 Census)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 69.19 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 73.46 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 64.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesEnglish 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 58.21 years
male: 56.56 years
female: 59.9 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 60.8%
male: 64.8%
female: 56.8% (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Liberian(s)
adjective: Liberian
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsChristian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4% (2008 Census)
Total fertility rate4.81 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.9% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS21,800 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths1,700 (2012 est.)
Median agetotal: 17.9 years
male: 17.7 years
female: 18.1 years (2014 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever
animal contact disease: rabies (2013)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 11 years
male: 12 years
female: 9 years (2000)
Education expenditures2.8% of GDP (2012)
Urbanizationurban population: 48.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 3.43% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 86.8% of population
rural: 63% of population
total: 74.6% of population
unimproved: urban: 13.2% of population
rural: 37% of population
total: 25.4% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 28.4% of population
rural: 5.9% of population
total: 16.8% of population
unimproved: urban: 71.6% of population
rural: 94.1% of population
total: 83.2% of population (2012 est.)
Major urban areas - populationMONROVIA (capital) 750,000 (2011)
Maternal mortality rate770 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight20.4% (2007)
Health expenditures19.5% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.01 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density0.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate4.8% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 5.1%
male: 3.4%
female: 6.6% (2010)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 177,160
percentage: 21 % (2007 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth19
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2009 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate11.4% (2007)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 83.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 78.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.6 %
potential support ratio: 18 (2014 est.)