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Jordan: People & Society#

Population7,930,491 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate3.86% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 35.8% (male 1,457,174/female 1,385,604)
15-24 years: 20.4% (male 826,482/female 788,950)
25-54 years: 35.7% (male 1,421,634/female 1,412,888)
55-64 years: 4.2% (male 160,224/female 169,965)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 145,515/female 162,055) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate25.23 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupsArab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
Infant mortality ratetotal: 15.73 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 16.63 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.1 years
male: 72.79 years
female: 75.5 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.9%
male: 97.7%
female: 93.9% (2011 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Jordanian(s)
adjective: Jordanian
Net migration rate17.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsMuslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <.1, folk religion <.1, unaffiliated <.1, other <.1 (2010 est.)
Total fertility rate3.16 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateless than 0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS600 (2007 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 500 (2003 est.)
Median agetotal: 21.8 years
male: 21.5 years
female: 22.1 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 13 years
male: 13 years
female: 14 years (2011)
Education expendituresNA
Urbanizationurban population: 82.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.17% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 97.3% of population
rural: 90.5% of population
total: 96.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 2.7% of population
rural: 9.5% of population
total: 3.9% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 98.1% of population
rural: 98% of population
total: 98.1% of population
unimproved: urban: 1.9% of population
rural: 2% of population
total: 1.9% of population (2012 est.)
Major urban areas - populationAMMAN (capital) 1.179 million (2011)
Maternal mortality rate63 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight1.9% (2009)
Health expenditures8.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.56 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density1.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate30% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 29.3%
male: 25.2%
female: 48.8% (2012)
Mother's mean age at first birth24.7
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2012 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate59.3% (2009)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 59.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 53.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.4 (2014 est.)