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The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people. Our population statistics come from decennial censuses, which count the entire U.S. population every ten years, along with several other surveys.
Age (U.S. Census)
National population estimates by Age, Sex, Race: 1790-1900 (Cambridge)
; 1900-1979; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s. Estimates available for national, state, & county levels.
Births and fertility (Cambridge)
Birth and fertility rate by race (1800-1998); First birth rate by age and race (1940-1998); Median interval between births by race (1930-1979); and more.
Fertility and mortality 1800-2000 (Cambridge)
Fertility and mortality by race, 1800-2000; live births, deaths, infant deaths, marriages, and divorces by race, 1909-1998; and more.
Home ownership by state (1980-present); Home ownership by age and family status (1980-present); housing and rental vacancies; and more.
U.S. Census Surveys
The U.S. Census Bureau collects a variety of demographic & population-related information according to different time schedules. Keep in mind that the information gathered by the Census Bureau may only be collected every few years as indicated below.