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U.S. Population

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In 2009, the U.S. population was more than 307 million, with females comprising 50.7 percent of that total. Females younger than 35 years of age accounted for 45.9 percent of the female population, those aged 35–64 years accounted for 39.5 percent, and females aged 65 years and older accounted for 14.6 percent.

The distribution of the population by sex was fairly even across younger age groups; however, due to their longer life expectancy, women accounted for a greater percentage of the older population than men. Of those aged 65 and older, 57.5 percent were women.

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U.S. Female Population, by Age, 2009

Percent of Women:

  • Under 15 Years: 19.4
  • 15-24 Years: 13.5
  • 25-34 Years: 13.0
  • 35-44 Years: 13.4
  • 45-54 Years: 14.5
  • 55-64 Years: 11.6
  • 65 Years and Older: 14.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder. 2009 American Community Survey. Accessed 02/26/11.

U.S. Female Population,* by Age and Sex, 2009
Age Group Number in Thousands
Female Male
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder. 2009 American Community Survey. Accessed 02/26/11.
Under 15 Years 30,191 31,659
15-24 Years 20,970 22,234
25-34 Years 20,306 21,067
35-44 Years 20,795 20,880
45-54 Years 22,614 21,983
55-64 Years 18,030 16,771
65 Years and Older 22,725 16,781
Total 155,631 151,375

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