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1 America at the Dawn of a New Century POPULATION PROFILE OF THE UNITED STATES: 2000

2 The primary sources for this presentation are: The Decennial Censuses of Population and Housing (Census 2000 and earlier censuses) The Current Population Survey (CPS), and The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).

3 Every state grew during the 1990s, but DC lost population. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 1990 census.

4 In Census 2000, 75 percent of respondents said they were White alone. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.

5 Hispanics accounted for 12.5 percent of the U.S. population in Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.

6 Between 1990 and 2000, the population aged 45 to 54 swelled 49 percent and those aged 85 and older grew 38 percent. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 1990 census.

7 Women outnumber men two to one in the group aged 85 and older. (Number of men per 100 women by age) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000.

8 Almost one in five adults had some type of disability in 1997 and the likelihood of having a disability increased with age. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Wave 5 (August - November 1997) of the 1996 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

9 Families still dominate American households, but less so than they did 30 years ago. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys, March 1970 and 2000

10 Since 1993, both families and nonfamilies have seen median household incomes rise. *Family household, no spouse present. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys, March 1994 and 2001

11 People in Married-couple families have the lowest poverty rates. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2001

12 The poor of any age are more likely than others to lack health insurance coverage. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2001

13 The number of elementary and high school students in 2000 fell just short of the all-time high of 49 million reached in (in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys, October

14 Improvements in educational attainment cross racial and ethnic lines. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000

15 The majority of U.S. households have computer access. Source: U.S, Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys,

16 You can access Census Bureau data through: J The Census Bureau’s Web site at J The Census Bureau’s Customer Service Center at J State Data Centers: Call J Census Information Centers (For information on specific racial and ethnic groups): Call J Federal Depository Libraries: Call


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