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VIRGIN ISLANDS Power Point Data

Population: (July 2007 est)  =  108,448

Population growth (2006-2007) = 0.2%

Population density:  803 per sq mi

ethnic distribution (2000)

76.2% black

13.1% white

1.1% asian

6.1% other races

3.5% 2 or more ethnicities

 

Languages

English (official) Spanish, Creole

 

Geography

total area =  136 sq mi  Land area =  135 sq mi

 

Location

3 larger and 50 smaller islands and cays in the S and W of the VI group which is situated 70 mi E of Puerto Rico.

 

Climate

subtropical; the sun tempered by gentle trade winds; humidity is low.

Average temperature is 78 deg F.

 

Topography

St. Thomas is mainly a ridge of hills running E and W, and has little tillable land; St Croix rises abruptly in the N but slopes to the S to flatlands and lagoons; St John has steep, lofty hills and valleys with little level tillable land.

 

Capital:  Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas

 

Economy

Chief Industries:

retail, petroleum, tourism, prof. consulting

 

Chief crops

Cucumbers, mangoes, tomatoes, bananas, lettuce

 

Livestock (2002)

2,223 cattle

1,830 chickens

1085 hogs/pigs

2,389 sheep

2,223 goat

 

Commercial Fishing (2006)

$10.7 mil

 

Minerals:

Stone, crushed limestone, traprock

 

Chief airport =  Charlotte Amalie

 

Gross Territorial Product (est 2004)

$1.6 bil.

 

Unemployment (2005)

6.2%

 

Per capita income (2001)

$19,000.00

 

Commercial Banks (2007) = 5

deposits = $1.9 bil

 

Energy

Electricity production (2004) = 980 mil kWh

 

Federal Government

Federal employees (2005) = 690

 

 

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