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Demographics of Lithuania

The total population of Lithuania is 2,876,475 people. People in Lithuania speak the Lithuanian language. The linguistic diversity of Lithuania is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Lithuania is 0.3219. The median age is approximately 41.2 years. Life expectancy in Lithuania is 74. The female fertility rate in Lithuania is 1.7. Around 28.% of the population of Lithuania are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Lithuania is 0.3223. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Lithuania see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Lithuania, the population density is 45 people per square kilometer (117 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of Lithuania is 2,876,475 people. Lithuania has approximately 136,036 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Lithuania represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Lithuania represent 4.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Lithuania is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Lithuania is 0.3223. This means that a certain diversity is present in Lithuania, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces 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 for statistics of Lithuania on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 41.2 years. The median age for men is 38.5, while the median age for women is 43.7.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.06. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.96; sex ratio over 64 - 0.53; total sex ratio - 0.89. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Lithuania is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 89.8% 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 world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Lithuania are Islam, Hinduism, folk religions. The religious diversity of Lithuania is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Lithuania. The index of religious fractionalization in Lithuania is 0.4141. This score means that within the country there is one major religion and several other minor beliefs.

General development

Lithuania is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, Lithuania is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In Lithuania, 68 in every 100 people use internet. Lithuania has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.834. Lithuania has a high HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will be able to attain a desirable life while providing substantial aid and assistance to citizens with lower living standards. The migration rate in Lithuania is -6.27%. In Lithuania, 22.2% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Lithuania is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments. Potential financial backers should look at other economic markers, including GDP, urbanization rate, and strength of currency, before making any decisions regarding investments.

Language

People in Lithuania speak the Lithuanian language. The linguistic diversity of Lithuania is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Lithuania. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Lithuania is 0.3219. This means that there are a few major languages spoken in Lithuania. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.