The total population of Paraguay is 6,896,908 people. The people of Paraguay speak the Spanish and Paraguayan Guarani languages. Paraguay's linguistic diversity is quite diverse according to a fractionation scale, which for Paraguay is 0.5975. The average age is about 26.8 years. Life expectancy in Paraguay is 72.19. The female fertility rate in Paraguay is 2.8. About 18% of Paraguay's population is obese. Ethnic diversity is nearly uniform according to a fractionation scale, which is 0.1689 for Paraguay. Details of the language, religion, age, gender distribution and advancement of the people of Paraguay can be found in the sections below, as well as the section on education in the country.
In Paraguay, the population density is 16.4 people per square kilometer (43 per square mile). Based on these statistics, this country is considered sparsely populated. The total population of Paraguay is 6,896,908 people. Paraguay has approximately 185,776 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Paraguay make up 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. Immigrants in Paraguay account for 2.8 percent of the total number of immigrants worldwide. Paraguay's ethnic diversity is nearly uniform according to an ethnicity-based fractionation scale. Ethnic Fractionation (EF) deals with the number, size, socioeconomic distribution, and geographic location of diverse cultural groups, usually within a state or some other demarcated area. Specific cultural characteristics can refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. These characteristics are often used for social exclusion and power monopolization. The index of ethnic fractionation in Paraguay is 0.1689. This means that the people living in Paraguay come from a narrow group of ethnic groups, all of which are related to one another. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group proportions, which reflects the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below Paraguay statistics on average age and gender distribution at different ages.
The average age is about 26.8 years. The average age of men is 26.6 years and the average age of women is 27 years.
The sex ratio, or number of males per female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further broken down into the following categories: sex ratio below 15 - 1.03; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1.01; sex ratio over 64 - 0.86; Overall sex ratio - 1.01. The overall sex ratio differs from the sex ratio estimated at birth. This is because some newborns are included in the sex ratio estimated at birth, but die within the first few weeks of life and are not included in the overall sex ratio.
Paraguay's majority religion is Christianity, whose adherents make up 96.9% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the largest religion in the world with over 2.4 billion followers known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind, whose coming as Christ or Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. In addition to Christianity, there are some followers of Judaism in Paraguay. Paraguay's religious diversity is vaguely diverse according to a fractionation scale based on the number of religions in Paraguay. The religious fractionalization index in Paraguay is 0.2123. This score means that within the country there is a major belief with a few other subordinate beliefs.
Paraguay is considered a developing country. A nation's level of development is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality and quality of life. As a developing country, Paraguay may not be able to provide consistent social services to its citizens. These social services can include things like public education, reliable health care, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing countries can have a lower rate