Population of the United States 2017

Population

Current population of the United States is 326,625,791 people (July 2017 est.) which makes this country the third most populous.

Nationality

Noun: American(s)
Adjective: American

Ethnic Groups:

white 72.4%, black 12.6%, Asian 4.8%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.9%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.2%, other 6.2%, two or more races 2.9% (2010 estimate)

note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean persons of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin including those of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic, Spanish, and Central or South American origin living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); an estimated 16.3% of the total US population is Hispanic as of 2010

Languages

English 79%, Spanish 13%, other Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific island 3.4%, other 1% (2015 est.)

note: data represent the language spoken at home; the US has no official national language, but English has acquired official status in 32 of the 50 states; Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii, and 20 indigenous languages are official in Alaska

Religions

Protestant 46.5%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Mormon 1.6%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, other Christian 0.9%, Jewish 1.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other 1.8%, unaffiliated 22.8%, don’t know/refused 0.6% (2014 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 18.73% (male 31,255,995/female 29,919,938)
15-24 years: 13.27% (male 22,213,952/female 21,137,826)
25-54 years: 39.45% (male 64,528,673/female 64,334,499)
55-64 years: 12.91% (male 20,357,880/female 21,821,976)
65 years and over: 15.63% (male 22,678,235/female 28,376,817) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 50.9
youth dependency ratio: 28.6
elderly dependency ratio: 22.3
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 37.9 years
male: 36.6 years
female: 39.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.8% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

12.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

8.2 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

large urban clusters are spread throughout the eastern half of the US (particularly the Great Lakes area, northeast, east, and southeast) and the western tier states; mountainous areas, principally the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian chain, deserts in the southwest, the dense boreal forests in the extreme north, and the central prarie states are less densely populated; Alaska’s population is concentrated along its southern coast – with particular emphasis on the city of Anchorage – and Hawaii’s is centered on the island of Oahu

Urbanization

urban population: 81.6% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.02% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban areas – Population

New York-Newark 18.593 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.31 million; Chicago 8.745 million; Miami 5.817 million; Dallas-Fort Worth 5.703 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.955 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: NA
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

26.4 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

14 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 79.8 years
male: 77.5 years
female: 82.1 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.87 children born/woman (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 142

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

74.1%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2011/13)

Health Expenditures

17.1% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.55 physicians/1,000 population (2013)

Hospital Bed Density

2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.4% of population
rural: 98.2% of population
total: 99.2% of population

unimproved:
urban: 0.6% of population
rural: 1.8% of population
total: 0.8% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living With HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

35% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

0.5% (2012)

Education Expenditures

4.9% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 17 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 13.4%
male: 14.5%
female: 12.2% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68!

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