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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  12:01 A.M. EDT, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Census Bureau Releases 2010 Census Demographic Profiles for the United States, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Virginia

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for the United States, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. The demographic profiles provide 2010 Census data on age and sex distributions, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and type, the group quarters population, and housing occupancy and tenure (whether the housing occupant owns or rents). With the release of data for all the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, profiles are now available for the nation, regions, metropolitan areas, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, and other cross-state geographies.
The profile includes more than 150 data items in all, plus percentage distributions. Highlights from the national and state data released today include:

United States

  • The median age was 37.2.
  • The average household size was 2.58 people per household.  
  • Among the nation's occupied housing units, 65.1 percent were owned, compared with 34.9 percent that were rented.

Arkansas

  • The median age was 37.4.
  • The average household size was 2.47 people per household.   
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 67.0 percent were owned, compared with 33.0 percent that were rented.

Illinois

  • The median age was 36.6.
  • The average household size was 2.59 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 67.5 percent were owned, compared with 32.5 percent that were rented.

Indiana

  • The median age was 37.0.
  • The average household size was 2.52 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 69.9 percent were owned, compared with 30.1 percent that were rented.

 Iowa

  • The median age was 38.1.
  • The average household size was 2.41 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 72.1 percent were owned, compared with 27.9 percent that were rented.

Louisiana

  • The median age was 35.8.
  • The average household size was 2.55 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 67.2 percent were owned, compared with 32.8 percent that were rented.

Maryland

  • The median age was 38.0.
  • The average household size was 2.61 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 67.5 percent were owned, compared with 32.5 percent that were rented.

New Jersey

  • The median age was 39.0.
  • The average household size was 2.68 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 65.4 percent were owned, compared with 34.6 percent that were rented.

Oklahoma

  • The median age was 36.2.
  • The average household size was 2.49 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 67.2 percent were owned, compared with 32.8 percent that were rented.

Oregon

  • The median age was 38.4.
  • The average household size was 2.47 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 62.2 percent were owned, compared with 37.8 percent that were rented.

 South Dakota

  • The median age was 36.9.
  • The average household size was 2.42 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 68.1 percent were owned, compared with 31.9 percent that were rented.

Texas

  • The median age was 33.6.
  • The average household size was 2.75 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 63.7 percent were owned, compared with 36.3 percent that were rented.

Vermont

  • The median age was 41.5.
  • The average household size was 2.34 people per household.  
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 70.7 percent were owned, compared with 29.3 percent that were rented.

Virginia

  • The median age was 37.5.
  • The average household size was 2.54 people per household.   
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 67.2 percent were owned, compared with 32.8 percent that were rented.

In addition to the state-level data, demographic profiles are available for other areas down to the place/functioning minor civil division-level.

The characteristics data found in the demographic profiles will be available for additional levels of geography, such as census tracts or blocks, as part of the next 2010 Census data product, Summary File 1, to be released on a state-by-state flow basis between June and August.

Accessing the Data

The demographic profiles can be found on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder website at http://factfinder2.census.gov.

A summary file version of the profile data is also available for users who want to download the data set for all of the geographies within the state and run their own analysis and rankings. The summary file contains two parts: a file with the geographic headers (in fixed-length ASCII format) and the data file (in comma-separated ASCII format). The summary file is available for download at http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/03-Demographic_Profile/.

For local context, contact your State Data Center: <http://www.census.gov/sdc/network.html>.

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Editor's note: Data will be available via FTP at 12:01 a.m. EDT, Thursday, May 26 and available in American FactFinder by 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 26.

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