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Greenland: People & Society#

Population57,728 (July 2016 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Greenlander(s)
adjective: Greenlandic
Ethnic groupsInuit 88%, Danish and other 12% (2010 est.)
LanguagesGreenlandic (East Inuit) (official), Danish (official), English
ReligionsEvangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs
Age structure0-14 years: 21.26% (male 6,237/female 6,034)
15-24 years: 15.81% (male 4,612/female 4,514)
25-54 years: 41.6% (male 12,597/female 11,416)
55-64 years: 12.43% (male 4,001/female 3,177)
65 years and over: 8.9% (male 2,754/female 2,386) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 33.8 years
male: 35 years
female: 32.6 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate-0.02% (2016 est.)
Birth rate14.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate8.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate-6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Population distributionsettlement concentrated on the southwest shoreline, with limited settlements scattered along the remaining coast; interior is uninhabited
Urbanizationurban population: 86.4% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.74% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - populationNUUK (capital) 17,000 (2014)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.26 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.15 male(s)/female
total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 72.4 years
male: 69.7 years
female: 75.2 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate2.01 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Physicians density1.67 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density5.8 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA