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Employment Projections

Civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity

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Table 3.2 Civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 2001, 2011, 2021, and projected 2031
(Numbers in thousands)

Group

Population, 2001

Population, 2011

Population, 2021

Population, 2031

Population change,
2001–11

Population change,
2011–21

Population change,
2021–31

Compound annual rate of change,
2001–11

Compound annual rate of change,
2011–21

Compound annual rate of change,
2021–31

Percent distribution, 2001

Percent distribution, 2011

Percent distribution, 2021

Percent distribution, 2031

Total, 16 years and older

215,092

239,618

261,447

281,036

24,526

21,829

19,589

1.1

0.9

0.7

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

16 to 24

34,805

38,197

37,263

37,363

3,392

-934

100

0.9

-0.2

0.0

16.2

15.9

14.3

13.3

16 to 19

15,928

16,774

16,453

16,413

846

-321

-40

0.5

-0.2

0.0

7.4

7.0

6.3

5.8

20 to 24

18,877

21,423

20,810

20,950

2,546

-613

140

1.3

-0.3

0.1

8.8

8.9

8.0

7.5

25 to 54

121,604

124,705

126,109

133,503

3,101

1,404

7,394

0.3

0.1

0.6

56.5

52.0

48.2

47.5

25 to 34

38,505

41,364

44,751

44,503

2,859

3,387

-248

0.7

0.8

-0.1

17.9

17.3

17.1

15.8

35 to 44

44,195

39,499

41,843

46,954

-4,696

2,344

5,111

-1.1

0.6

1.2

20.5

16.5

16.0

16.7

45 to 54

38,904

43,842

39,515

42,046

4,938

-4,327

2,531

1.2

-1.0

0.6

18.1

18.3

15.1

15.0

55 and older

58,683

76,716

98,075

110,170

18,033

21,359

12,095

2.7

2.5

1.2

27.3

32.0

37.5

39.2

55 to 64

25,011

36,987

41,885

38,183

11,976

4,898

-3,702

4.0

1.3

-0.9

11.6

15.4

16.0

13.6

65 to 74

18,153

21,856

33,465

38,028

3,703

11,609

4,563

1.9

4.4

1.3

8.4

9.1

12.8

13.5

75 and older

15,519

17,873

22,725

33,959

2,354

4,852

11,234

1.4

2.4

4.1

7.2

7.5

8.7

12.1

 

Men

103,282

116,318

126,486

136,361

13,036

10,168

9,875

1.2

0.8

0.8

48.0

48.5

48.4

48.5

16 to 24

17,469

19,425

18,698

18,767

1,956

-727

69

1.1

-0.4

0.0

8.1

8.1

7.2

6.7

16 to 19

8,101

8,581

8,313

8,314

480

-268

1

0.6

-0.3

0.0

3.8

3.6

3.2

3.0

20 to 24

9,368

10,844

10,385

10,453

1,476

-459

68

1.5

-0.4

0.1

4.4

4.5

4.0

3.7

25 to 54

59,686

61,609

62,303

66,404

1,923

694

4,101

0.3

0.1

0.6

27.7

25.7

23.8

23.6

25 to 34

19,056

20,711

22,358

22,220

1,655

1,647

-138

0.8

0.8

-0.1

8.9

8.6

8.6

7.9

35 to 44

21,643

19,446

20,632

23,501

-2,197

1,186

2,869

-1.1

0.6

1.3

10.1

8.1

7.9

8.4

45 to 54

18,987

21,452

19,313

20,683

2,465

-2,139

1,370

1.2

-1.0

0.7

8.8

9.0

7.4

7.4

55 and older

26,127

35,284

45,485

51,191

9,157

10,201

5,706

3.1

2.6

1.2

12.1

14.7

17.4

18.2

55 to 64

11,972

17,810

20,193

18,514

5,838

2,383

-1,679

4.1

1.3

-0.9

5.6

7.4

7.7

6.6

65 to 74

8,200

10,184

15,586

17,869

1,984

5,402

2,283

2.2

4.3

1.4

3.8

4.3

6.0

6.4

75 and older

5,955

7,290

9,706

14,809

1,335

2,416

5,103

2.0

2.9

4.3

2.8

3.0

3.7

5.3

 

Women

111,810

123,300

134,961

144,674

11,490

11,661

9,713

1.0

0.9

0.7

52.0

51.5

51.6

51.5

16 to 24

17,336

18,772

18,565

18,596

1,436

-207

31

0.8

-0.1

0.0

8.1

7.8

7.1

6.6

16 to 19

7,827

8,193

8,140

8,099

366

-53

-41

0.5

-0.1

-0.1

3.6

3.4

3.1

2.9

20 to 24

9,509

10,579

10,425

10,497

1,070

-154

72

1.1

-0.1

0.1

4.4

4.4

4.0

3.7

25 to 54

61,918

63,096

63,806

67,100

1,178

710

3,294

0.2

0.1

0.5

28.8

26.3

24.4

23.9

25 to 34

19,449

20,653

22,393

22,283

1,204

1,740

-110

0.6

0.8

0.0

9.0

8.6

8.6

7.9

35 to 44

22,552

20,053

21,211

23,454

-2,499

1,158

2,243

-1.2

0.6

1.0

10.5

8.4

8.1

8.3

45 to 54

19,917

22,390

20,202

21,363

2,473

-2,188

1,161

1.2

-1.0

0.6

9.3

9.3

7.7

7.6

55 and older

32,556

41,432

52,590

58,979

8,876

11,158

6,389

2.4

2.4

1.2

15.1

17.3

20.1

21.0

55 to 64

13,039

19,177

21,692

19,669

6,138

2,515

-2,023

3.9

1.2

-1.0

6.1

8.0

8.3

7.0

65 to 74

9,953

11,672

17,879

20,160

1,719

6,207

2,281

1.6

4.4

1.2

4.6

4.9

6.8

7.2

75 and older

9,564

10,583

13,019

19,150

1,019

2,436

6,131

1.0

2.1

3.9

4.4

4.4

5.0

6.8

 

White

178,113

193,078

201,880

211,407

14,965

8,802

9,527

0.8

0.4

0.5

82.8

80.6

77.2

75.2

Men

86,452

94,802

98,741

103,709

8,350

3,939

4,968

0.9

0.4

0.5

40.2

39.6

37.8

36.9

Women

91,661

98,276

103,139

107,698

6,615

4,863

4,559

0.7

0.5

0.4

42.6

41.0

39.4

38.3

 

Black

25,141

29,114

33,615

37,269

3,973

4,501

3,654

1.5

1.4

1.0

11.7

12.2

12.9

13.3

Men

11,173

13,165

15,389

17,199

1,992

2,224

1,810

1.7

1.6

1.1

5.2

5.5

5.9

6.1

Women

13,968

15,949

18,226

20,070

1,981

2,277

1,844

1.3

1.3

1.0

6.5

6.7

7.0

7.1

 

All other groups(1)

11,838

17,426

25,952

32,359

5,588

8,526

6,407

3.9

4.1

2.2

5.5

7.3

9.9

11.5

Men

5,657

8,351

12,356

15,454

2,694

4,005

3,098

4.0

4.0

2.3

2.6

3.5

4.7

5.5

Women

6,181

9,075

13,596

16,906

2,894

4,521

3,310

3.9

4.1

2.2

2.9

3.8

5.2

6.0

 

Hispanic origin

24,944

34,439

44,903

56,051

9,495

10,464

11,148

3.3

2.7

2.2

11.6

14.4

17.2

19.9

Men

12,697

17,753

22,340

27,970

5,056

4,587

5,630

3.4

2.3

2.3

5.9

7.4

8.5

10.0

Women

12,247

16,686

22,563

28,081

4,439

5,877

5,518

3.1

3.1

2.2

5.7

7.0

8.6

10.0

 

Other than Hispanic origin

190,148

205,179

216,544

224,985

15,031

11,365

8,441

0.8

0.5

0.4

88.4

85.6

82.8

80.1

Men

90,585

98,565

104,146

108,392

7,980

5,581

4,246

0.8

0.6

0.4

42.1

41.1

39.8

38.6

Women

99,563

106,614

112,398

116,593

7,051

5,784

4,195

0.7

0.5

0.4

46.3

44.5

43.0

41.5

 

Age of baby-boomers

37 to 55

47 to 65

57 to 75

67 to 85

Footnotes:
(1) The "all other groups" category includes (1) those classified as being of multiple racial origin and (2) the race categories of (2a) Asian (2b) American Indian and Alaska Native and (2c) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders.
Note: Details may not sum to totals because of rounding. Historic data may not match BLS' Current Populations Survey (CPS) data due to rounding at different aggregate levels.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Modified Date: September 8, 2022