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Population Projections:
United States by State, Age and Sex,
for the years 2004 - 2030

Population Projections Data Summary

Summary

The U.S. Census Bureau releases interim population projections of the resident population of the United States based on Census 2000 counts. The projections are produced with the general assumption that recent state-specific trends in fertility, mortality, domestic migration, and international migration will continue.

Source U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Projections Branch.
Released on the internet April 21, 2005 at http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/projectionsagesex.html.
See Data Source Information for more details.

In WONDER You can produce tables, maps, charts, and data extracts. Request national and state population projections for the years 2004-2030. You can limit and index your data by any and all of these variables:
  1. Location - National and State;
  2. Year - 2004-2030;
  3. Sex (Gender) - Female, Male;
  4. Age - age groups (age 0-4 years, 5 year age groups through age 84, age 85 and older); single year of age cohorts through age 84 years.

Please refer to the following topics:

Population Projections Data Request
Data Source Information
Additional Information

Population Projections Data Request

Output You can produce tables, maps, charts, and data extracts.

Variables
  1. Location - National and State;
  2. Year - 2004-2030;
  3. Sex (Gender) - Female, Male;
  4. Age - age groups (age 0-4 years, 5 year age groups through age 84, age 85 and older); single year of age cohorts through age 84 years.
How? The Request screen has sections to guide you through the making a data request as step-by-step process. However, to get your first taste of how the system works, you might want to simply press any Send button, and execute the default data request. The data results for your query appear on the Table screen. After you get your data results, try the Chart and Map screens. Or export your data to a file (tab-delimited line listing) for download to your computer.

For more information, see the following:

Quick Start Guide;
Step 1, Organize your request;
Step 2, Select location and time;
Step 3, Select demographics;
Step 4, Other Options.

'By-Variables' Select variables that serve as keys (indexes) for organizing your data. See How do I organize my data? for more information.
Note:   To map your data, you must select at least one geographical location as a "By-Variable" for grouping your data, such as State.
Help Click on any button labled "Help", located to the right hand side of the screen at the top of each section. Each Control's label, such as the "Location" label next to the Location entry box, is linked to the on-line help for that item.
Send Sends your data request to be processed on the CDC WONDER databases. The Send buttons are located on the bottom of the Request page, and also in the upper right corner of each section, for easy access.

Step 1. Organize table layout:
Select up to variables that serve as keys for grouping your data. For example, you could select to group (summarize, stratify, index) your data by Year, State, Sex and Age.
How?    See How do I organize my data? for more information.

Hints:   

  1. To make a map, you must request data with a geographic location variable, such as State, as a "By-Variable." Then click the Map tab.
  2. You cannot make charts when your data has more than two By-Variables.
Title  Enter any desired description to display as a title with your results.

Note:    The Age category values selected affect which options are valid as "By-Variables." You can pick either "Age Groups" or "Age-By-Year" (single-year-of-age) values for age. Be sure that the list you want is selected, see How do I change a..."Radio Button?" to pick your preferred list of age values.
  • You can only group data by Age Groups when data is requested for Age Groups.
  • You can only group data by "Age" values when data is requested for this field.


Step 2. Select location and time:

Limit the population to specific location or year selections here. Alternately, you can leave the settings at the default values (the United States and all years) and choose to organize or group the data results by State or Year to show these stratifications.


Location

This dataset includes state locations (no territories). Use this field to specify the location or locations for the query. Select any number of locations.

How?   See How do I select items from the list box?.

Note:    All state Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) codes in this dataset, regardless of the year, are the year 2000 Census FIPS codes. Please see state FIPS for tab-delimited lists of the state FIPS codes and names used.


Year

Pick any combination of years desired.
How?   See How do I select items from the list box?.


Step 3. Select demographics:
Limit your data for any of the following data elements:
  1. Age - age groups (age 0-4 years, 5 year age groups through age 84, age 85 and older); single year of age cohorts through age 84 years.
  2. Sex (Gender) - Female, Male;

Age Categories

Select either 5-year Age Groups or single-year-of-age cohorts through 84 years of age. Be sure the button for the list you want to use is checked when selecting age values.
How?   See How do I select items from the list box? and also see How do I change a "CheckBox?" A "Radio Button?" to pick your preferred list of age values.

Age Groups

The Age Groups field contains values for infants and young children ages 0-4 years, age in 5-year groupings from 5 years through 84 years, and age 85 years and older. Select any combination of values.

How?  

Note:   When the data results are exported to a file, the Age Group Code is shown, as well as the sort sequence value. The Age Group Code is PHIN compatible through age 84 years.


Sequential Code
WONDER Code

Description
1 0-4 0 to 4 years
2 05-09 5 TO 9 YEARS
3 10-14 10 TO 14 YEARS
4 15-19 15 TO 19 YEARS
5 20-24 20 TO 24 YEARS
6 25-29 25 TO 29 YEARS
7 30-34 30 TO 34 YEARS
8 35-39 35 TO 39 YEARS
9 40-44 40 TO 44 YEARS
10 45-49 45 TO 49 YEARS
11 50-54 50 TO 54 YEARS
12 55-59 54 TO 59 YEARS
13 60-64 60 TO 64 YEARS
14 65-69 65 TO 69 YEARS
15 70-74 70 TO 74 YEARS
16 75-79 75 TO 79 YEARS
17 80-84 80 TO 84 YEARS
18 85+ 85 YEARS or OVER



"Age" or Single-Year-of-Age Cohorts

This field contains age groups in single-year increments from under 1 year of age through 84 years of age, and a group of 85 years old and over. Select any combination of values.
How?   See How do I select items from the list box?. Be sure the button for the list you want to use is checked when selecting age values from the Vintage 2003 data request. See How do I change a "CheckBox?" A "Radio Button?" to pick your preferred list of age values.

Note:   The code values displayed in data export files correspond to the ages. For example, the code value "0" (zero) is the age < 1 year, the code value "1" is 1 year of age, through the code value "84" for 84 years of age, and the code value "85+" for 85 years of age and over.


Gender

Select Male, Female or All values.

How?   See How do I select items from the list box?.

Note:    WONDER codes for gender are PHIN standards compliant.


Sequential Code WONDER Code Description
1 M MALE
2 F FEMALE




Step 4. Other options:
Export Results   If checked, then query results are exported to a local file. More information on how to import this file into other applications can be found here.
How?   See CheckBox.
Show Totals   If checked, then totals and sub-totals display in the results table.
How?   See CheckBox.
Show Zero Values   If checked, then rows containing zero counts display in the results table. If unchecked, then zero count rows are suppressed.
How?   See CheckBox.
Precision   Precision is not available for this dataset because population counts are whole numbers.
Data Access Timeout   This value specifies the maximum time to wait for the data access for a query to complete. If the data access takes too long to complete, a message will be displayed and you can increase the timeout or simplify your request. If you can't complete a request using the maximum timeout, contact user support and we will try to run a custom data request for you.

Data Source Information

To learn more about the methods and source of these data please refer to:


Additional Information

Suggested Citation Population Projections, United States, 2004 - 2030, by state, age and sex,
on CDC WONDER On-line Database, September 2005.

Each original series of estimates has a unique suggested citation. Please refer to Data Source Information to reference the original technical reference notes and citation for a specific series. See also Population Projections at the U.S. Census Bureau web site.

Contact The Census Bureau welcomes comments and questions at https://ask.census.gov/cgi-bin/askcensus.cfg/php/enduser/entry.php.
Notes:
  • About the interim state projections:
    This set of state population projections represents only an interim update to incorporate the results of Census 2000. The Census Bureau anticipates developing a revised set of population projections, consistent with a revised set of national population projections and including modifications to produce projections by race and Hispanic origin as well as by age and sex.
  • About the interim national projections: The population projections by state, age and sex (released April 2005) are consistent with the national interim projections (released March 2004) by age, sex, race, and hispanic origin (available on the internet at http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/).
  • About projections for previous years: Each year, a series of population estimates is produced, and the projections for the preceding years are superceded by the most recent population estimates for the same years. For example, the population projections for the years 2001-2003 are replaced by the most recent series of population estimates available for those years (Vintage 2003). See Population Estimates.
  • The preceding series of Population Projections for the States, 1995-2025, are available on the internet at http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/stproj.html.




This page last reviewed: Friday, June 26, 2009
This information is provided as technical reference material. Please contact us at cwus@cdc.gov to request a simple text version of this document.