United States compared to Virgin Islands

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If you moved to Virgin Islands from United States, you would..


make 37% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands ($36,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $36,100.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - GDP Per Capita

consume 51.7% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (5,828 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Virgin Islands, that number is 5,828 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - Electricity Consumption

have 18.4% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (10.2 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.2 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - Birth Rate

be 91.4% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (28.9% of people - 2002 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, that number is 28.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - Poverty Line

be 12.1% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (6.5 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 6.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - Infant Mortality

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (13% of people - 2014)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 13% of people.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - Unemployment

see 99.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (188 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Virgin Islands, that number is 188 km.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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


A brief history of Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated USVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 1,910 sq km. The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish holdings, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

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