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Cayman Islands: People & Society#

Population57,268 (July 2013 est.)
note: most of the population lives on Grand Cayman (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Caymanian(s)
adjective: Caymanian
Ethnic groupsmixed 40%, white 20%, black 20%, expatriates of various ethnic groups 20%
LanguagesEnglish (official) 90.9%, Spanish 4%, Filipino 3.3%, other 1.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)
ReligionsProtestant 67.8% (includes Church of God 22.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 9.4%, Presbyterian/United Church 8.6%, Baptist 8.3%,Pentecostal 7.1%, non-denominational 5.3%, Anglican 4.1%, Wesleyan Holiness 2.4%), Roman Catholic 14.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other 7%, none 9.3%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 18.13% (male 5,226/female 5,154)
15-24 years: 12.59% (male 3,577/female 3,635)
25-54 years: 43% (male 12,010/female 12,615)
55-64 years: 14.22% (male 3,872/female 4,272)
65 years and over: 12.06% (male 3,231/female 3,676) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 39.9 years
male: 39.2 years
female: 40.5 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate2.05% (2016 est.)
Birth rate12.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate5.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate14.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: major destination for Cubans trying to migrate to the US (2016 est.)
Population distributionmajority of the population resides on Grand Cayman
Urbanizationurban population: 100% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.54% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationGEORGE TOWN (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.2 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 84 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.85 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 97.4% of population
rural: NA
total: 97.4% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.6% of population
rural: NA
total: 2.6% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 95.6% of population
total: 95.6% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.4% of population
total: 4.4% 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)
Education expendituresNA
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 98.9%
male: 98.7%
female: 99% (2007 est.)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 24.2%
male: 32%
female: 16.6% (2013 est.)