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2004 Interim National Population Projections

The population projections for 2000 to 2050 associated with this release were produced by the Population Division as an interim product to meet the immediate needs of our user community for national projections that incorporate the results of Census 2000. While not encompassing the full matrix of race and Hispanic-origin categories, the race groups for which these interim population projections are available include: (1) White alone, (2) Black alone, (3) Asian alone, and (4) All other races alone and Two or More Races. Other groups include: (1) Hispanic origin, (2) Hispanic White alone, (3) non-Hispanic origin, and (4) non-Hispanic White alone.

The beginning population for these projections is the resident population of the United States classified by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin consistent with the Census 2000 modified race data. For an explanation of modified race, see http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/files/MRSF-01-US1.pdf [PDF - 191k] . The assumptions about the components of population change (fertility, mortality, and international migration) are based on those developed for the last full set of projections released in January 2000.

Methodology and Assumptions

This document presents the summary methodology and assumptions used to produce the Interim Projections of the U.S. Population by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin

Summary Tables 
  • Table 1a. Projected Population of the United States, by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2000 to 2050 [XLS - 17k] [PDF - 87k] [CSV - 2k]
  • Table 1b. Projected Population Change in the United States, by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2000 to 2050 [XLS - 17k] [PDF - 92k] [CSV - 2k]
  • Table 2a. Projected Population of the United States, by Age and Sex: 2000 to 2050 [XLS - 19k] [PDF - 113k] [CSV - 3k]
  • Table 2b. Projected Population Change in the United States, by Age and Sex: 2000 to 2050 [XLS - 19k] [PDF - 137k] [CSV - 3k]
Population Pyramids and Demographic Summary Indicators 

Detailed Data Files

The file below contains population projections for 2000-2050 by single year of age, by sex, and the race and Hispanic origin categories defined above (Race categories: White alone, Black alone, Asian alone, and All other races alone and Two or More Races. Hispanic origin categories: Hispanic, Hispanic White alone, non-Hispanic origin, and non-Hispanic White alone). See File Layout for explanation of variables

  • Avaliable Formats: [XLS - 633k] [CSV - 1k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Population Projections |  Last Revised: 2012-12-14T16:41:27.218-05:00