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Population Projections 2004 - 2030 by State, Age and Sex
Technical Reference

U.S. Census Bureau
State Interim Population Projections
by Age and Sex: 2004 - 2030

The state population projections associated with this release were produced by the Population Division as an interim product consistent with the U.S. interim projections released in March 2004 on the internet at, now available at The projections were produced for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia by age and sex for the years 2001 to 2030, based on Census 2000 results, and the general assumption that recent state-specific trends in fertility, mortality, domestic migration, and international migration will continue. The projections to 2003 have been superseded by population estimates which are available on the Census Bureau's Estimates web site.

This set of state population projections represents only an interim update to incorporate the results of Census 2000. During the next year, we anticipate developing a revised set of population projections that will be consistent with a revised set of national population projections and that will include modifications to produce projections by race and Hispanic origin as well as by age and sex.

Highlights (Press release)

  • News Release

  • Table 1: Ranking of census 2000 and projected 2030 state population and change
  • Table 2: Percent distribution of projected population and change for regions and divisions
  • Table 3: Ranking of states by projected percent of population age 65 and over: 2000, 2010, and 2030
  • Table 4: Change in Total population and population 65 and older by state: 2000 to 2030
  • Table 5: Population under age 18 and 65 and older: 2000, 2010, and 2030
  • Table 6: Total population for regions, divisions, and states: 2000 to 2030
  • Table 7: Change in total population for regions, divisions, and states: 2000 to 2030

  • Figure 1: Percent change in population by region of the United States, 2000 to 2030
  • Figure 2: Numerical change in population by region by the United States, 2000 to 2030
  • Figure 3: Percent distribution of population growth by region of the United States: 2000 to 2030
  • Figure 4: Percent distribution of population by region of the United States, 2000 to 2030
  • Figure 5: Percent change in population by region of the United States for five-year periods: 2000 to 2030

Summary tables of projections


Methodology Summary
Methodology Table 1 (Excel)
Methodology Table 2 (Excel)
Methodology Table 3 (Excel)
Methodology Table 4 (Excel)

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Original Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Projections Branch; created: April 21, 2005.

Source: accessed on the internet on September 2, 2005.

This page last reviewed: Thursday, September 17, 2015
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