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United States of America - Adult (15+) literacy rate

99.0 (%) in 2014

Between 2008 and 2014, United States of America adult literacy rate remained stable at around 99 %.

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What is adult literacy rate?

Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.

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What is United States of America adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2014 99.0 0.00 %
2013 99.0 0.00 %
2012 99.0 0.00 %
2011 99.0 0.00 %
2008 99.0