Posts Tagged ‘Latvia’

The U.S. ranks 24th in foreign born

28 December 2013 Leave a comment

According to Pew, 14% of the population of the United States was born outside of the United States. That is enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fourth (with Latvia, Spain, and Norway) out of one hundred fifty-five countries ranked in that category. The United Arab Emirates ranked first, with 84% of its population being foreign born.

Foreign Born

The U.S. ranks 59th in women and girls

21 October 2011 2 comments

According to the World Bank, in 2010 the female population in the United States accounted for 50.7% of the total population, which made the United States tied for fifty-ninth in that category with Eritrea, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Benin, Mexico, Belize, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Latvia and Ukraine ranked first, with females accounting for 54.0% of their total populations.

The U.S. ranks 11th in televisions

23 November 2010 1 comment

According to the World Bank, 98% of U.S. households had a television in 2005, which makes the United States tied for eleventh with Ireland, Malta, Poland, Latvia, Iceland, Turkey, Netherlands, Hungary, and Lithuania. Greece and Portugal tied for first, both with 100% of households having at least one television.

The U.S. ranks 72nd in girls going to grade school

10 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.

The U.S. ranks 118th in industry

5 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2005, 22% of the GDP in the United States came from industry, which makes the United States tied for one hundred and eighteenth with Albania, Latvia, and Lebanon in that category. Equatorial Guinea ranked first, with 89% of its GDP coming from industry.

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The U.S. ranks 32nd for built-up land

28 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, the United States is tied for thirty-second (with Laos, Macedonia, Peru, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Latvia, Belarus, Italy, Albania, and Egypt) in terms of global  hectare per capita of built up land. Belgium ranks first.