Appendix A - Social and Economic Characteristics of the United States: 2004-2009

Appendix A - Social and Economic Characteristics of the United States: 2004-2009

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  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total U.S. Resident Population (thousands) 293,046 295,753 298,593 301,580 304,375 307,007
Population by age (thousands)            
Under 18 73,493 73,749 74,010 74,340 74,430 74,548
18-24 years 29,286 29,405 29,541 29,734 30,090 30,412
25-34 years 39,632 39,713 39,944 40,371 40,958 41,566
35-44 years 43,839 43,544 43,279 42,851 42,241 41,530
45-54 years 41,501 42,342 43,104 43,749 44,234 44,592
55-64 years 29,033 30,296 31,510 32,668 33,623 34,787
65 and over 36,263 36,704 37,206 37,867 38,800 39,571
Population by sex (thousands)            
Male 144,138 145,561 147,061 148,612 150,074 151,449
Female 148,908 150,192 151,533 152,968 154,301 155,557
Population in Metropolitan areas (thousands)            
Large (over 1 million) 157,802 159,424 159,921 163,742 166,565 168,350
Medium (250,000-999,999) 58,123 58,780 61,057 60,481 60,034 61,063
Small (less than 250,000) 28,341 28,611 28,416 27,958 28,214 27,942
Population in Regions (thousands)            
Northeast 54,514 54,598 54,710 54,879 55,060 55,284
South 105,874 107,411 108,931 110,573 112,021 113,318
Midwest 65,588 65,806 66,082 66,359 66,596 66,837
West 67,070 67,938 68,870 69,768 70,698 71,568
Immigrants admitted (thousands) 958 1,122 1,266 1,052 1,107 1,131
Gross domestic product (billions of 2005 chained $) 12,264 12,638 12,976 13,229 13,229 12,881
Civilian labor force (thousands) 147,401 149,320 151,428 153,124 154,287 154,142
Participation rate of men (%) 73.3 73.3 73.5 73.2 73.0 72.0
Participation rate of women (%) 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.3 59.5 59.2
Unemployment rate (% of labor force) 5.5 5.1 4.6 4.6 5.8 9.3
Households (thousands) 112,000 113,343 114,384 116,011 116,783 117,181
Average size of households 2.57 2.57 2.57 2.56 2.56 2.57
Median household income (constant 2005 $) 45,820 46,326 46,671 47,297 45,610 45,305
Average household expenditures (constant 2005 $) 44,850 46,409 46,862 46,736 45,776 44,659

NOTES: Resident population estimates are as of July 1. New Metropolitan area definitions were published by the Office of Budget and Management (OMB) in 2003. These definitions were applied to population data by the Census Bureau beginning with the data from the 2000 Census. A new term, core based statistical areas (CBSAs), collectively refers to metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas. A metropolitan statistical area is defined as having at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more inhabitants. A micropolitan statistical area is defined as having at least one urban cluster of more than 10,000 but less than 50,000 inhabitants.

Number of immigrants is based on fiscal year data ending Sept. 30.

Median household income and Average household expenditures are converted to constant 2005 dollars by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics using the consumer price index for Urban research series (CPI-U-RS).

Details may not add to totals due to independent rounding.

SOURCES: U.S. resident population; population by age and sex; population by region: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, National, available at http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php as of October 2010.

Population by metropolitan area: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, table 1, available at http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php as of October 2010.

Immigrants Admitted: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, table 1, available at http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/publications/yearbook.shtm as of October 2010.

Gross Domestic Product: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 1.1.6, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/SelectTable.asp?Selected=N as of October 2010.

Civilian Labor Force, Unemployment Rate, Participation of Men and Women: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, Historical Data, table A-1, available at http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsatabs.htm as of October 2010.

Number of households, Average size of households: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Families and Living Arrangements, Detailed Tables, tables AVG-1, H-2, 17 and HH-6, available at http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html as of October 2010.

Median household income: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Historical Income Data, table H-5, available at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/income.html as of October 2010.

Average household expenditures: U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, Average Annual Expenditures, All Consumer Units, available at http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm as of October 2010.