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COSTA RICA

Unlike many of their Central American neighbors, present-day Costa Ricans are largely of European, rather than mestizo descent; Spain was the primary country of origin. Few of the native Indians survived European contact. The indigenous Indian population today numbers about 29,000 or 1% of the total population. Descendants of 19th century, Jamaican immigrant workers, constitute an English-speaking minority and--at 3% of the population--number about 96,000.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
4,075,261 (July 2006 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 28.3% (male 590,261/female 563,196)
15-64 years: 66% (male 1,359,750/female 1,329,346)
65 years and over: 5.7% (male 108,041/female 124,667) (2006 est.)
Median age:
total: 26.4 years
male: 26 years
female: 26.9 years (2006 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.45% (2006 est.)
Birth rate:
18.32 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Death rate:
4.36 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Net migration rate:
0.49 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2006 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 9.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.58 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.77 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.02 years
male: 74.43 years
female: 79.74 years (2006 est.)
Total fertility rate:
2.24 children born/woman (2006 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.6% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
12,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
900 (2003 est.)