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The U.S. ranks 1st in roadways

6 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has 6,506,204 kilometers of roadways, which makes the United States  rank first in that category. The second-ranked country, China, has 3,583,715 kilometers of roadways.

 

The U.S. ranks 54th in education expenditures

16 October 2010 1 comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2005 the United States spent an estimated 5.30% of its GDP on education, which makes the United States tied for fifty-fourth in that category with Belize, Jamaica, and the Netherlands, out of  one hundred eighty-two ranked countries. Kiribati ranks first, at 17.80%.

The U.S. ranks 1st in natural gas consumption

18 September 2010 1 comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2009 the United States consumed 646,600,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 154th in birth rates

2 April 2010 2 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has a birth rate of 13.83 births per 1,000 people, which makes it rank one hundred and fifty fourth in that category out of 223 countries ranked in 2009. Niger ranks first with 51.60 births per 1,000 people.

Entry prepared by Emily VanSickle.

The U.S. ranks 114th in industrial production growth

5 February 2010 Leave a comment

According tot he CIA World Factbook, the United States had an estimated industrial production growth rate of -5.5% in 2009, which makes the United States rank one hundred and fourteenth out of one hundred and sixty eight countries in that category. The Gambia ranked first, with an estimated industrial production growth rate of 14.9%

The U.S. ranks 43rd in income inequality

3 February 2010 7 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has family income distribution Gini Index score of 45.0, which makes the United States rank forty-third out of one hundred and thirty four countries in that category. Namibia ranks first, with a Gini index score of 70.7.

The higher the Gini Index score, the greater the degree of income inequality. Sweden has the lowest score, at 23.0

The U.S ranks 180th in infant mortality

19 August 2009 6 comments

According to the CIA’s World Factbook, the United States has 6.26 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, which makes the United States rank one hundred and eightieth out of 224 countries in terms of infant mortality rates. Angola ranks first, with 180.21 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births.