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An Overview of the U.S. Population

(Based on Census 2010 data unless otherwise noted.)

Below is a list of population statistics for the United States generated by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 that include total population, average family size, Hispanic population, homeowners, metropolitan population, number of married couples, and more.

  • Total Resident Pop. (Dec. 12, 2013 est.): 317,229,760
  • Population density: 88.6 people per sq mi (2013)
  • Mean center of population: 3 mi east of Edgar Springs in Phelps County, Mo. (2000)
  • Males: 151,492,067 (49% of pop., July 2012)
  • Females: 159,421,973 (51% of pop., July 2012)
  • White: 241,937,061 (72% of pop., July 2012)
  • Black: 40,250,635 (13% of pop., July 2012)
  • Asian: 15,159,513 (5% of pop., July 2012)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 3,739,506 (1% of pop., July 2012)
  • Hispanic/Latino1: 50,477,594 (16.3% of pop.)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 674,625 (0.4% of pop., July 2012)
  • Median age: 37.1 (2012)
  • Metropolitan population: 250 million (2011 est.)
  • Nonmetropolitan population: 63 million (2011 est.)
  • Families: 77,538,296
  • Average family size: 3.14
  • Homeownership (2010): 65.1% of pop.
  • Married couples: 56,510,377
  • Never married: 74,243,000
  • Divorced: 23,742,000
  • Widowed: 14,341,000
1. People of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race.

See also Population.


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