Population and Health of Democratic Republic Congo

Total population: 73,599,190 (July 2012 est.)

Average population growth: 1.3%

Urban population: 25,759,716

Urban growth rate: 4.2%

Rural Population: 47,839,474

Rural growth rate: 1.8 %

Population density of Democratic Republic of Congo: 30.6 humans per square kilometre

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)                per%                No of Males                No of Females             Total

0-14                           43.9                 16,285,752                  16,052,701                  32,338,453

15-24                         21.2                 7,808,374                    7,808,374                    15,576,599

25-54                         28.8                 10,569,903                  10,569,903                  21,192,316

55-64                         3.5                   1,210,598                    1,210,598                    2,596,601

65 years and over     2.6                   794,544                       1,100,677                    1,895,221

Health

Life expectancy

Male: 54

Female: 57 (est 2012)

Infant mortality: 76.63 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: -%

Literacy level

Male: 76.9%

Female: 57%

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