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United States: Statistics

Economy
GDP - purchasing power parity:
$13.84 trillion (2007 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
2.2% (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity:
$45,800 (2007 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 0.9%
industry: 20.5%
services: 78.5%
Industrial production growth rate:
0.5% (2007 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 30%
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
2.9% (2007 est.)
Labor force:
153.1 million (includes unemployed) (2007 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:
farming, forestry, and fishing 0.6%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 22.6%, managerial, professional, and technical 35.5%, sales and office 24.8%, other services 16.5%
note: figures exclude the unemployed (2007)
Unemployment rate:
4.6% (2007 est.)
Budget:
revenues: $2.568 trillion
expenditures: $2.73 trillion (2007 est.)
Exports:
$1.149 trillion f.o.b. (2007 est.)
Exports - partners:
Canada 21.4%, Mexico 11.7%, China 5.6%, Japan 5.4%, UK 4.3%, Germany 4.3% (2006)
Imports:
$1.965 trillion f.o.b. (2007 est.)
Imports - partners:
China 16.9%, Canada 15.7%, Mexico 10.6%, Japan 7.4%, Germany 4.8% (2006)
Debt - external:
$12.25 trillion (30 June 2007)
Economic aid - recipient:
Distribution Of Family Income - GINI Index:
45 (2007)
Electricity Production:
4.062 trillion kWh (2005)
Electricity Consumption:
3.816 trillion kWh (2005)
Electricity Exports:
19.8 billion kWh (2005)
Electricity Imports:
44.53 billion kWh (2005)
Oil Production:
8.322 million bbl/day (2005 est.)
Oil Consumption:
20.8 million bbl/day (2005 est.)
Oil Exports:
1.048 million bbl/day (2004)
Oil Imports:
13.15 million bbl/day (2004)
Oil Proved Reserves:
21.76 billion bbl (1 January 2006 est.)
Natural Gas Production:
490.8 billion cu m (2005 est.)
Natural Gas Consumption:
604 billion cu m (2005 est.)
Natural Gas Exports:
19.8 billion cu m (2005 est.)
Natural Gas Imports:
117.9 billion cu m (2005)
Natural Gas Proved Reserves:
5.551 trillion cu m (1 January 2006 est.)
People
Population:
303,824,640 (July 2008 est.)
Population growth rate:
0.883% (2008 est.)
Population Below Poverty Line:
12% (2004 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
6.3 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 78.14 years
male: 75.29 years
female: 81.13 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate:
2.1 children born/woman (2008 est.)
Ethnic groups:
Nationality:
noun: American(s)
adjective: American
Religions:
Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
Languages:
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Literacy:
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - Adult Prevalence Rate:
0.6% (2003 est.)
Geography
Location:
North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Area:
total: 9,826,630 sq km
land: 9,161,923 sq km
water: 664,707 sq km
Land boundaries:
total: 12,034 km
border countries: Canada 8,893 km (including 2,477 km with Alaska), Mexico 3,141 km
note: US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is leased by the US and is part of Cuba; the base boundary is 28 km
Coastline:
19,924 km
Climate:
mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
Terrain:
vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Death Valley -86 m
highest point: Mount McKinley 6,198 m
Environment - International Agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Hazardous Wastes
International Organization Participation:
ADB (nonregional members), AfDB (nonregional members), ANZUS, APEC, Arctic Council, ARF, ASEAN (dialogue partner), Australia Group, BIS, BSEC (observer), CBSS (observer), CE (observer), CERN (observer), CP, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, G-5, G-7, G-8, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINUSTAH, NAFTA, NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS, OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PIF (partner), SAARC (observer), SECI (observer), SPC, UN, UN Security Council, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNITAR, UNMEE, UNMIL, UNOMIG, UNRWA, UNTSO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC
Technology
Telephones:
172 million (2006)
Cellular Telephones:
255 million (2007)
Internet Country Code:
.us
Internet Hosts:
282
Internet Users:
223 million (2008)
Railways:
226,612 km
Highways:
6,430,366 km
Airports:
14,947 (2007)

Sources:
CIA World Factbook 2008,
U.S. Dept. of State Country Background Notes (Source Date: )

 

 
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