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People UNITED STATES
Population
i Population estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 321,418,820
i Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2015) 308,758,105
i Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2015, (V2015) 4.1%
i Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538
Age and Sex
i Persons under 5 years, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 6.2%
i Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 2010 6.5%
i Persons under 18 years, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 22.9%
i Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 2010 24.0%
i Persons 65 years and over, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 14.9%
i Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 2010 13.0%
i Female persons, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 50.8%
i Female persons, percent, April 1, 2010 50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
i White alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a) 77.1%
i White alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a) 72.4%
i Black or African American alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a) 13.3%
i Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a) 12.6%
i American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a) 1.2%
i American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a) 0.9%
i Asian alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a) 5.6%
i Asian alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a) 4.8%
i Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a) 0.2%
i Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a) 0.2%
i Two or More Races, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 2.6%
i Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 2010 2.9%
i Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (b) 17.6%
i Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b) 16.3%
i White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 61.6%
i White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 63.7%
Population Characteristics
i Veterans, 2010-2014 20,700,711
i Foreign born persons, percent, 2010-2014 13.1%
Housing
i Housing units, July 1, 2015, (V2015) 134,789,944
i Housing units, April 1, 2010 131,704,730
i Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2010-2014 64.4%
i Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2014 $175,700
i Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2010-2014 $1,522
i Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2010-2014 $457
i Median gross rent, 2010-2014 $920
i Building permits, 2015 1,182,582
Families and Living Arrangements
i Households, 2010-2014 116,211,092
i Persons per household, 2010-2014 2.63
i Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2010-2014 85.0%
i Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2010-2014 20.9%
Education
i High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014 86.3%
i Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014 29.3%
Health
i With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2010-2014 8.5%
i Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent Warning Sign  12.0%
Economy
i In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2010-2014 63.5%
i In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2010-2014 58.7%
i Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 708,138,598
i Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 2,040,441,203
i Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 5,696,729,632
i Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 5,208,023,478
i Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 4,219,821,871
i Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c) $13,443
Transportation
i Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2010-2014 25.7
Income and Poverty
i Median household income (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014 $53,482
i Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014 $28,555
i Persons in poverty, percent Warning Sign  14.8%
Businesses UNITED STATES
i Total employer establishments, 2014 7,563,085
i Total employment, 2014 121,079,879
i Total annual payroll, 2014 5,940,442,637
i Total employment, percent change, 2013-2014 2.4%
i Total nonemployer establishments, 2014 23,836,937
i All firms, 2012 27,626,360
i Men-owned firms, 2012 14,844,597
i Women-owned firms, 2012 9,878,397
i Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,952,386
i Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 18,987,918
i Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,521,682
i Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,070,685
Geography UNITED STATES
i Population per square mile, 2010 87.4
i Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43
i Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area None
i FIPS Code 00

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  • (a) Includes persons reporting only one race
  • (b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
  • (c) Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data
  • D Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
  • F Fewer than 25 firms
  • FN Footnote on this item in place of data
  • NA Not available
  • S Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
  • X Not applicable
  • Z Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

Warning Sign This geographic level of poverty and health estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels of these estimates

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info 'i' icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2015) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2015).
Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

  • (a) Includes persons reporting only one race
  • (b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories
  • (c) Economic Census - Puerto Rico data are not comparable to U.S. Economic Census data
  • D Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
  • F Fewer than 25 firms
  • FN Footnote on this item in place of data
  • NA Not available
  • S Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
  • X Not applicable
  • Z Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.