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Greenland Demographics Profile

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Population
57,616 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 20.82% (male 6,079/female 5,916)
15-24 years: 14.45% (male 4,186/female 4,137)
25-54 years: 39.72% (male 11,962/female 10,921)
55-64 years: 14.66% (male 4,561/female 3,886)
65 years and over: 10.36% (male 3,170/female 2,798) (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 34.3 years
male: 35.1 years
female: 33.4 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
-0.08% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
14.1 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
9 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
-6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 87.3% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 0.42% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
18,000 NUUK (capital) (2018)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.17 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.13 male(s)/female
total population: 108.3 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 8.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 9.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7.1 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 73.4 years
male: 70.7 years
female: 76.3 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.94 children born/woman (2020 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: 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 (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: 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 (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Greenlander(s)
adjective: Greenlandic
Ethnic groups
Greenlandic 89.7%, Danish 7.8%, other Nordic 1.1%, and other 1.4% (2018 est.)
note: data represent population by country of birth
Religions
Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs
Languages
Greenlandic (West Greenlandic or Kalaallisut is the official language), Danish, English
Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100%
female: 100% (2015)
Education expenditures
NA
Physicians density
1.87 physicians/1,000 population (2016)
Hospital bed density
14 beds/1,000 population (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020