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Oct 18, 2012
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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. (July 2012 est.): 313,847,465
  • Population density: 87.4 people per sq mi (2012)
  • Mean center of population: 3 mi east of Edgar Springs in Phelps County, Mo. (2000)
  • Males: 151,781,326 (49.2% of pop.)
  • Females: 156,964,212 (50.8% of pop.)
  • White: 223,553,265 (72.4% of pop.)
  • Black: 38,929,319 (12.6% of pop.)
  • Asian: 14,674,252 (4.8% of pop.)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,369,431 (0.8% of pop.)
  • Hispanic/Latino1: 50,477,594 (16.3% of pop.)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,225,195 (0.4% of pop.)
  • 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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