U.S. Department of Commerce

The 2011 Statistical Abstract

The National Data Book


This section presents statistics on the growth, distribution, and characteristics of the U.S. population. The principal source of these data is the U.S. Census Bureau, which conducts a decennial census of population, a monthly population survey, a program of population estimates and projections, and a number of other periodic surveys relating to population characteristics.

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Ancestry, Language Spoken At Home

52 - Population by Selected Ancestry Group and Region: 2008 [Excel 53k] | [PDF 73k]

53 - Languages Spoken At Home by Language: 2008 [Excel 29k] | [PDF 73k]

54 - Language Spoken at Home by State: 2008 [Excel 37k] | [PDF 69k]

55 - Language Spoken at Home--Cities With 100,000 Persons or More: 2008 [Excel 89k] | [PDF 69k]

Elderly, Racial and Hispanic Origin Population Profiles

34 - Persons 65 Years Old and Over--Characteristics by Sex [Excel 42k] | [PDF 67k]

35 - Persons 65 Years Old and Over--Living Arrangements and Disability Status: 2008 [Excel 29k] | [PDF 67k]

36 - Selected Characteristics of Racial Groups and Hispanic Population: 2008 [Excel 37k] | [PDF 81k]

37 - Social and Economic Characteristics of the Hispanic Population: 2009 [Excel 63k] | [PDF 67k]

Estimates and Projections by Age, Sex, Race/Ethnicity

5 - Components of Population Change by Race and Hispanic Origin [Excel 31k] | [PDF 63k]

6 - Resident Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin Status [Excel 49k] | [PDF 67k]

7 - Resident Population by Age and Sex [Excel 40k] | [PDF 64k]

8 - Resident Population Projections by Sex and Age [Excel 41k] | [PDF 69k]

9 - Resident Population by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Age [Excel 42k] | [PDF 70k]

10 - Resident Population by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Single Years Of Age: 2009 [Excel 53k] | [PDF 97k]

11 - Resident Population Projections by Race, Hispanic Origin Status, and Age--Projections [Excel 41k] | [PDF 69k]

Estimates and Projections--States, Metropolitan Areas, Cities

12 - Resident Population--States [Excel 64k] | [PDF 65k]

13 - State Population--Rank, Percent Change, And Population Density [Excel 47k] | [PDF 67k]

14 - State Resident Population--Projections [Excel 48k] | [PDF 60k]

15 - State Resident Population--Components of Change [Excel 35k] | [PDF 63k]

16 - Resident Population by Age and State: 2009 [Excel 165k] | [PDF 69k]

17 - Age Dependency Ratios by State [Excel 64k] | [PDF 59k]

18 - Resident Population by Age and State--Projections [Excel 41k] | [PDF 65k]

19 - Resident Population by Race, Hispanic Origin, and State: 2009 [Excel 260k] | [PDF 65k]

20 - Large Metropolitan Statistical Areas--Population [Excel 62k] | [PDF 122k]

21 - 50 Largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in 2009--Components of Population Change [Excel 68k] | [PDF 60k]

22 - Metropolitan Statistical Areas--Population by Age: 2009 [Excel 98k] | [PDF 65k]

23 - Metropolitan Statistical Areas--Population by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2009 [Excel 109k] | [PDF 65k]

24 - Population by Core Based Statistical Area Status and State [Excel 92k] | [PDF 68k]

25 - Population In Coastal Counties [Excel 28k] | [PDF 76k]

26 - States With Coastal Counties--Population, Housing Units, Establishments, and Employees by Coastal Region and State [Excel 45k] | [PDF 76k]

27 - Incorporated Places With 100,000 or More Inhabitants in 2009--Population [Excel 131k] | [PDF 103k]

28 - Incorporated Places by Population Size [Excel 36k] | [PDF 70k]

29 - Urban and Rural Population by State [Excel 34k] | [PDF 70k]

Households, Families, Group Quarters

59 - Households, Families, Subfamilies, and Married Couples [Excel 54k] | [PDF 69k]

60 - Married Couples by Race and Hispanic Origin of Spouses [Excel 31k] | [PDF 69k]

61 - Households and Persons Per Household by Type of Household [Excel 30k] | [PDF 68k]

62 - Households by Age of Householder and Size of Household [Excel 48k] | [PDF 68k]

63 - Unmarried-Partner Households by Region and Sex of Partners: 2008 [Excel 30k] | [PDF 68k]

64 - Families by Number of Own Children Under 18 Years Old [Excel 35k] | [PDF 73k]

65 - Family Households With Own Children Under Age 18 by Type of Family, and by Age of Householder, 2009 [Excel 44k] | [PDF 73k]

66 - Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 2009 [Excel 56k] | [PDF 64k]

67 - Family Groups With Children Under 18 Years Old by Race and Hispanic Origin [Excel 47k] | [PDF 69k]

68 - Parents and Children in Stay-at-Home Parent Family Groups [Excel 28k] | [PDF 69k]

69 - Children Under 18 Years Old by Presence of Parents [Excel 80k] | [PDF 60k]

70 - Grandparents Living With Grandchildren by Race and Sex: 2008 [Excel 29k] | [PDF 60k]

71 - Nonfamily Households by Sex and Age of Householder: 2009 [Excel 50k] | [PDF 69k]

72 - Persons Living Alone by Sex and Age [Excel 36k] | [PDF 69k]

73 - Group Quarters Population by Type of Group Quarter and Selected Characteristics: 2008 [Excel 34k] | [PDF 69k]

74 - Population in Group Quarters by State [Excel 36k] | [PDF 72k]

Marital Status and Living Arrangements

56 - Marital Status of the Population by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin [Excel 103k] | [PDF 82k]

57 - Marital Status of The Population by Sex and Age: 2009 [Excel 42k] | [PDF 67k]

58 - Living Arrangements of Persons 15 Years Old and Over by Selected Characteristics: 2009 [Excel 64k] | [PDF 67k]


30 - Mobility Status Of The Population by Selected Characteristics [Excel 58k] | [PDF 67k]

31 - Movers by Type of Move and Reason for Moving: 2009 [Excel 31k] | [PDF 67k]

32 - Mobility Status of Households by Household Income: 2009 [Excel 31k] | [PDF 62k]

33 - Mobility Status of Resident Population by State: 2008 [Excel 40k] | [PDF 62k]

National Estimates and Projections

1 - Population and Area [Excel 32k] | [PDF 65k]

2 - Population [Excel 44k] | [PDF 65k]

3 - Resident Population Projections [Excel 30k] | [PDF 62k]

4 - Components of Population Change [Excel 31k] | [PDF 62k]

Native and Foreign-born Populations

38 - Native and Foreign-Born Population by State: 2008 [Excel 38k] | [PDF 68k]

39 - Nativity and Place of Birth of Resident Population for Cities of 100,000 or More: 2008 [Excel 80k] | [PDF 68k]

40 - Native and Foreign-Born Populations by Selected Characteristics: 2009 [Excel 64k] | [PDF 64k]

41 - Foreign-Born Population--Selected Characteristics by Region of Origin: 2009 [Excel 35k] | [PDF 62k]

42 - Foreign-Born Population by Citizenship Status and Place of Birth: 2008 [Excel 30k] | [PDF 62k]

43 - Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status [Excel 32k] | [PDF 66k]

44 - Refugee Arrivals and Individuals Granted Asylum by Country of Nationality [Excel 29k] | [PDF 66k]

45 - Estimated Unauthorized Immigrants by Selected States and Countries of Birth [Excel 34k] | [PDF 66k]

46 - Immigrant Orphans Adopted by U.S. Citizens by Sex, Age, Region, and Country of Birth: 2009 [Excel 34k] | [PDF 70k]

47 - Petitions for Naturalization Filed, Persons Naturalized, and Petitions Denied [Excel 36k] | [PDF 70k]

48 - Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status by Class of Admission [Excel 33k] | [PDF 69k]

49 - Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status by Selected Country of Birth and Selected Characteristics: 2009 [Excel 32k] | [PDF 69k]

50 - Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status by Country of Birth [Excel 117k] | [PDF 79k]

51 - Refugees and Asylees Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status by Country of Birth [Excel 75k] | [PDF 79k]


75 - Self-Described Religious Identification of Adult Population [Excel 35k] | [PDF 72k]

76 - Religious Bodies--Selected Data [Excel 29k] | [PDF 89k]

77 - Christian Church Adherents and Jewish Population, States [Excel 87k] | [PDF 89k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  The 2011 Statistical Abstract  |  Page Last Modified: September 28, 2011