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Current Estimates Data

The population and housing unit estimates are released on a flow basis throughout each year. Each new series of data (called vintages) incorporates the latest administrative record data, geographic boundaries, and methodology. Therefore, the entire time series of estimates beginning with the most recent decennial census is revised annually, and estimates from different vintages of data may not be consistent across geography and characteristics detail. When multiple vintages of data are available, the most recent vintage is the preferred data.

The vintage year (e.g., V2012) refers to the final year of the time series. The reference date for all estimates is July 1, unless otherwise specified.

All downloadable datasets by level of geography are available here.

Historical datasets are available here.

Intercensal estimates are available here.


Level of Geography Level of Detail Most Current Data Latest Available Complete Vintage
Nation Total population V2013 V2012
Population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin V2012 V2012
States Total population V2013 V2012
Population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin V2012 V2012
Counties Total population V2013 V2012
Population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin V2012 V2012
Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions) Total population V2012 V2012
Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Total population V2013 V2012
Puerto Rico Commonwealth Total population V2013 V2012
Population by age and sex V2012 V2012
Puerto Rico Municipios Total population V2013 V2012
Population by age and sex V2012 V2012
Housing Units Total V2012 V2012

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Population Estimates |  Last Revised: March 27, 2014