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Deaths in the United States, 1900–2011

The following table lists the number of deaths and the death rate in the United States from 1900 to 2011.

Year Total number of deaths
(in thousands)
Total deaths per
1,000 population
1900 343 17.2
1910 697 14.7
1920 1,118 13.0
1930 1,327 11.3
1940 1,417 10.8
1950 1,452 9.6
1960 1,712 9.5
1970 1,921 9.5
1980 1,990 8.8
1990 2,148 8.6
2000 2,403 8.7
2003 2,448 8.4
2004 2,398 8.2
2005 2,432 8.2
2007 2,433 8.0
2010 2,468 7.9
2011 2,513 8.0

Note: data for 2011 are preliminary.
Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; National Vital Statistics Reports NVSR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report).


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Deaths, by State Mortality U.S. Annual Death Rates per 1,000 Population, 1900–2004

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