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Cuba Demographics Profile 2006

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Population

11,382,820 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 19.1% (male 1,117,677/female 1,058,512)
15-64 years: 70.3% (male 4,001,161/female 3,999,303)
65 years and over: 10.6% (male 554,148/female 652,019) (2006 est.)

Median age

total: 35.9 years
male: 35.2 years
female: 36.5 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate

0.31% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

11.89 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate

7.22 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate

-1.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Infant mortality rate

total: 6.22 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.99 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.41 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 77.41 years
male: 75.11 years
female: 79.85 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.66 children born/woman (2006 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate

less than 0.1% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS

3,300 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths

less than 200 (2003 est.)

Nationality

noun: Cuban(s)
adjective: Cuban

Ethnic groups

mulatto 51%, white 37%, black 11%, Chinese 1%

Religions

nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented

Languages

Spanish

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97%
male: 97.2%
female: 96.9% (2003 est.)

People - note

illicit migration is a continuing problem; Cubans attempt to depart the island and enter the US using homemade rafts, alien smugglers, direct flights, or falsified visas; Cubans also use non-maritime routes to enter the US including direct flights to Miami and over-land via the southwest border


Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007


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