Comparing United States to Virgin Islands

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MAKE 72.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS ($14,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Virgin Islands, that number is $14,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands GDP

CONSUME 39.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS (7,366 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Virgin Islands, it is 7,366 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands electricity consumption

BE 10% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS (6.79 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 Virgin Islands, on the other hand, there are a total of 6.79 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands infant mortality

BE 15.1% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS (6.2% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Virgin Islands 6.2% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands unemployment rate

HAVE 21.8% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS (10.49 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Virgin Islands, however, there are a total of 10.49 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands birth rate

BE 91.4% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS (28.9% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, 28.9% are.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands poverty

SEE A 99.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Virgin Islands  VIRGIN ISLANDS (188km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km.
Category: United States vs. Virgin Islands coastline

At a Glance: Virgin Islands

  • Land Area: ~2 thousand sq km (United States is ~5,145 times bigger than Virgin Islands)
  • Population: ~104 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Virgin Islands (1,910 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

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