People [1]

People

Population 323,127,513 (2016)
Population Growth Rate 0.693 annual % (2016)
Age Dependency Ratio 51.652 % of working-age population (2016)
Urban Population 81.788 % of total (2016)
Infant Mortality Rate 5.6 per 1,000 live births (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth 78.69 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2016)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 4,097 billion kWh (2015) #2
Consumption 3,920 billion kWh (2015) #2
Exports 9.1 billion kWh (2015) #22
Imports 76 billion kWh (2015) #1
Renewable Electricity Generation 572 billion kWh (2015) #2

Oil

Ranking
Production 15,566 thousand bbl/day (2017) #1
Consumption 19,873 thousand bbl/day (2017) #1
Exports (Refined) [3] 1,162 thousand bbl/day (2013) #15
Imports (Refined) [3] 8,567 thousand bbl/day (2013) #1
Proved Reserves (Crude) 35 billion bbl (2017) #11

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 33,170 billion cu ft (2017) #1
Consumption (Dry) 27,089 billion cu ft (2017) #1
Exports (Dry) 3,168 billion cu ft (2017) #4
Imports (Dry) 3,039 billion cu ft (2017) #3
Proved Reserves 322 trillion cu ft (2017) #4

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 13,513 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 416,684,000 (2016 est.)
Highways 6,586,610 km (2012)
Internet Users 246,809,221 (2016 est.)
Railways 293,564 km (2014)
Telephones 121,530,000 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationNorth America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico
Total Area9,833,517 sq. km
Land Area9,147,593 sq. km
Water Area685,924 sq. km
Coastline19,924 km
Climatemostly 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
Terrainvast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii
Lowest PointDeath Valley -86 m
Highest Point Denali 6,198 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/25/2017
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017