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USA Statistics in Brief--Population by Sex and Age

POPULATION 20001
(April)
2005 2006 2007 2008
Resident population (1,000) 281,425 295,561 298,363 301,290 304,060
Male (1,000) 138,056 145,465 146,946 148,466 149,925
Female (1,000) 143,368 150,096 151,417 152,824 154,135
Under 5 years old (1,000) 19,176 20,301 20,436 20,730 21,006
5 to 17 years old (1,000) 53,119 53,077 53,158 53,129 52,936
18 to 44 years old (1,000) 112,184 112,665 112,737 112,891 113,190
45 to 64 years old (1,000) 61,954 72,765 74,768 76,598 78,058
65 years old and over (1,000) 34,992 36,752 37,264 37,942 38,870

Percent distribution--

Male (percent) 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.3 49.3
Female (percent) 50.9 50.8 50.7 50.7 50.7
Under 5 years old (percent) 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9
5 to 17 years old (percent) 18.9 18.0 17.8 17.6 17.4
18 to 44 years old (percent) 39.9 38.1 37.8 37.5 37.2
45 to 64 years old (percent) 22.0 24.6 25.1 25.4 25.7
65 years old and over (percent) 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.8

FOOTNOTES
1The April 1, 2000 population estimates base reflects changes to the Census 2000 population from the Count Question Resolution program and geographic program revisions.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administrative and Customer Services Division