Comparing United States to Turks and Caicos Islands

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MAKE 44.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS ($29,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is $29,100.00 per capita.
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CONSUME 68.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (3,791 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Turks and Caicos Islands, it is 3,791 kWh per capita.
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BE 12.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (87% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Turks and Caicos Islands, 87% do.
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BE 77.8% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (10.97 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 Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.97 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
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BE 37% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (10% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Turks and Caicos Islands 10% are unemployed.
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HAVE 23.8% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (16.61 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Turks and Caicos Islands, however, there are a total of 16.61 babies per 1000 people.
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SEE A 98% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Turks and Caicos Islands  TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (389km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Turks and Caicos Islands has a total of 389 km.
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At a Glance: Turks and Caicos Islands

  • Land Area: ~948 sq km (United States is ~10,366 times bigger than Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Population: ~49 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Turks and Caicos Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Turks and Caicos Islands (948 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands (sometimes abbreviated TCI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 948 sq km. The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.

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