North America Literacy Rate 2003-2024

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • North America literacy rate for 2005 was 98.59%, a 0.01% increase from 2004.
  • North America literacy rate for 2004 was 98.58%, a 0.01% increase from 2003.
  • North America literacy rate for 2003 was 98.57%, a 98.57% increase from .
  • North America literacy rate for was 0.00%, a 0% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
North America 98.59%
East Asia & Pacific 92.17%
Latin America & Caribbean 90.47%
World 82.42%
South Asia 60.64%
Sub-Saharan Africa 58.52%
North America Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2005 98.59% 0.01%
2004 98.58% 0.01%
2003 98.57% 0.01%