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MEXICO

Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most-populous country in Latin America after Portuguese-speaking Brazil. About 70% of the people live in urban areas. Many Mexicans emigrate from rural areas that lack job opportunities -- such as the underdeveloped southern states and the crowded central plateau -- to the industrialized urban centers and the developing areas along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to some estimates, the population of the area around Mexico City is about 20 million, which would make it the largest concentration of population in the world. Cities bordering on the United States -- such as Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez -- and cities in the interior -- such as Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Puebla -- have undergone sharp rises in population.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
103,400,165 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 32.8% (male 17,310,230; female 16,630,935)
15-64 years: 62.7% (male 31,552,877; female 33,246,668)
65 years and over: 4.5% (male 2,069,826; female 2,589,629) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.47% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
22.36 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
4.99 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
-2.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
24.52 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 72.03 years
female: 75.21 years (2002 est.)
male: 68.99 years
Total fertility rate:
2.57 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.29% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
150,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
4,700 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Mexican(s)
adjective: Mexican
Ethnic groups:
mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
Religions:
nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
Languages:
Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.6%
male: 91.8%
female: 87.4% (1995 est.)