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Cote d'Ivoire Demographics Profile 2014

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Population22,848,945
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 38.4% (male 4,427,193/female 4,353,342)
15-24 years: 21% (male 2,415,504/female 2,378,196)
25-54 years: 33% (male 3,864,593/female 3,677,996)
55-64 years: 4.3% (male 494,063/female 493,213)
65 years and over: 3.3% (male 361,135/female 383,710) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 79.7 %
youth dependency ratio: 74 %
elderly dependency ratio: 5.7 %
potential support ratio: 17.6 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 20.3 years
male: 20.3 years
female: 20.2 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.96% (2014 est.)
Birth rate29.25 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate9.67 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 51.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 3.56% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.288 million; YAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 966,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth19.8
note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2011-12 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 60.16 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 66.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 53.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 58.01 years
male: 56.9 years
female: 59.16 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate3.63 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate18.2% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate3.2% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS450,000 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths31,200 (2012 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 91.5% of population
rural: 67.8% of population
total: 80.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 8.5% of population
rural: 32.2% of population
total: 19.8% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 32.7% of population
rural: 10% of population
total: 21.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 67.3% of population
rural: 90% of population
total: 78.1% of population (2012 est.)
Major infectious diseasesdegree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2013)
Nationalitynoun: Ivoirian(s)
adjective: Ivoirian
Ethnic groupsAkan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)
ReligionsMuslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7% (2008 est.)
note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)
LanguagesFrench (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 56.9%
male: 65.6%
female: 47.6% (2011 est.)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 1,796,802
percentage: 35 % (2006 est.)
Education expenditures4.6% of GDP (2008)
Maternal mortality rate400 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight29.4% (2007)
Health expenditures6.8% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density0.14 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density0.4 beds/1,000 population (2006)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate6.2% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014