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Grenada: People & Society#

Population111,219 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Grenadian(s)
adjective: Grenadian
Ethnic groupsAfrican descent 89.4%, mixed 8.2%, East Indian 1.6%, other 0.9% (includes indigenous) (2001 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois
ReligionsRoman Catholic 44.6%, Protestant 43.5% (includes Anglican 11.5%, Pentecostal 11.3%, Seventh Day Adventist 10.5%, Baptist 2.9%, Church of God 2.6%, Methodist 1.8%, Evangelical 1.6%, other 1.3%), Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, Rastafarian 1.1%, other 6.2%, none 3.6%
Age structure0-14 years: 24.15% (male 13,935/female 12,928)
15-24 years: 15.55% (male 8,609/female 8,684)
25-54 years: 40.36% (male 23,001/female 21,891)
55-64 years: 10.1% (male 5,753/female 5,476)
65 years and over: 9.84% (male 5,041/female 5,901) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 50.7%
youth dependency ratio: 39.9%
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8%
potential support ratio: 9.3% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 30.9 years
male: 30.9 years
female: 31 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.46% (2016 est.)
Birth rate15.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Population distributionapproximately one-third of the population is found in the capital of St. George's; the island's population is concentrated along the coast
Urbanizationurban population: 35.6% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.33% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationSAINT GEORGE'S (capital) 38,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.1 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Maternal mortality rate27 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 9.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 74.3 years
male: 71.7 years
female: 77.1 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.04 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Health expenditures6.1% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density0.66 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Hospital bed density3.5 beds/1,000 population (2012)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 99% of population
rural: 95.3% of population
total: 96.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1% of population
rural: 4.7% of population
total: 3.4% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 97.5% of population
rural: 98.3% of population
total: 98% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.5% of population
rural: 1.7% of population
total: 2% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate24.6% (2014)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 16 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2009)