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Census 2000 Data on the Aging


Comparison of the Age Distribution of the US Resident Population in the 2000 and 1990 Census (Total Population Count)

Profile of Age Characteristics for the United States: 2000 and 1990

(Based on 2000 and 1990 Census Data)

  2000 Census Data 1990 Census Data
SEX AND AGE Number % Number %
Total population 281,421,906   248,709,873  
Male 138,053,563 49.1 121,239,418 48.7
Female 143,368,343 50.9 127,470,455 51.3
Under 5 years 19,175,798 6.8 18,354,443 7.4
5 to 9 years 20,549,505 7.3 18,099,179 7.3
10 to 14 years 20,528,072 7.3 17,114,249 6.9
15 to 19 years 20,219,890 7.2 17,754,015 7.1
20 to 24 years 18,964,001 6.7 19,020,312 7.6
25 to 34 years 39,891,724 14.2 43,175,932 17.4
35 to 44 years 45,148,527 16.0 37,578,903 15.1
45 to 54 years 37,677,952 13.4 25,223,086 10.1
55 to 59 years 13,469,237 4.8 10,531,756 4.2
60 to 64 years 10,805,447 3.8 10,616,167 4.3
65 to 74 years 18,390,986 6.5 18,106,558 7.3
75 to 84 years 12,361,180 4.4 10,055,108 4.0
85 years and over 4,239,587 1.5 3,080,165 1.2
Median age (years) 35.3   33  
18 years and over 209,128,094 74.3 185,105,441 74.4
Male 100,994,367 35.9 88,655,140 35.6
Female 108,133,727 38.4 96,450,301 38.8
21 years and over 196,899,193 70.0 173,378,573 69.7
62 years and over 41,256,029 14.7 37,629,695 15.1
65 years and over 34,991,753 12.4 31,241,831 12.6
Male 14,409,625 5.1 12,565,173 5.1
Female 20,582,128 7.3 18,676,658 7.5

Table compiled by the U.S. Administration on Aging

See also: Excel worksheet of 2000 Demographic Profile with equivalent 1990 data issued by the Census Bureau