The population of the United States

The population of the United States

According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2020 the population of the United States is approximately 331 million.

The median age is 38.1 years, with the largest age group being 25-29 years old.

The racial makeup of the population is approximately

    • 60.4% White,
    • 18.5% Hispanic or Latino,
    • 13.4% Black or African American,
    • 5.9% Asian, and
    • 2.9% other races.

The gender breakdown is approximately 51.4% female and 48.6% male.

Additionally, the bureau estimated that the U.S. population will reach 400 million by 2051, that the nation’s population will become majority-minority by 2045,

and that hispanics will become the largest ethnic group by 2060.

Demographics vary greatly by state and major city in the United States.

Here are a few examples:

  • California: As of 2020, the population of California is approximately 39.5 million. The largest cities in California are Los Angeles and San Diego, with populations of approximately 4 million and 1.4 million, respectively. The racial makeup of the state is approximately 39.7% White, 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Asian, 6.5% Black or African American, and 2.4% other races.
  • Texas: As of 2020, the population of Texas is approximately 29.5 million. The largest cities in Texas are Houston and San Antonio, with populations of approximately 2.3 million and 1.5 million, respectively. The racial makeup of the state is approximately 43.8% White, 39.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.9% Black or African American, 5.8% Asian, and 2.5% other races.
  • New York: As of 2020, the population of New York is approximately 20 million. The largest city in New York is New York City, with a population of approximately 8.3 million. The racial makeup of the state is approximately 56.3% White, 18.3% Black or African American, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.6% Asian, and 3.4% other races.
  • Florida: As of 2020, the population of Florida is approximately 21.5 million. The largest cities in Florida are Jacksonville and Miami, with populations of approximately 900,000 and 463,000 respectively. The racial makeup of the state is approximately 57.9% White, 22.5% Hispanic or Latino, 16.6% Black or African American, 2.8% Asian, and 1.2% other races.

It’s important to note that these numbers can change and be affected by population growth, migration, and other factors.