Comparing United States to Guam

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MAKE 45.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Guam  GUAM ($28,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Guam, that number is $28,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guam GDP

CONSUME 16.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Guam  GUAM (10,155 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Guam, it is 10,155 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Guam electricity consumption

BE 10.7% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Guam  GUAM (5.51 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, there are a total of 5.51 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guam infant mortality

BE 12.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Guam  GUAM (8.2% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Guam 8.2% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Guam unemployment rate

HAVE 26.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Guam  GUAM (17.01 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Guam, however, there are a total of 17.01 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Guam birth rate

BE 52.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Guam  GUAM (23% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Guam, 23% are.
Category: United States vs. Guam poverty

SEE A 99.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Guam  GUAM (126km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Guam has a total of 126 km.
Category: United States vs. Guam coastline

At a Glance: Guam

  • Land Area: ~544 sq km (United States is ~18,064 times bigger than Guam)
  • Population: ~161 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Guam compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Guam (544 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Guam

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).