The Population of US is the 3rd largest country in the world with estimated 2019 population is 328.52 million (March 2019), as per US census clock with the total population growth rate of 0.8%. It has a life expectancy of 82.3 years for female and 77.8 years for male. Its highly urbanized with a population of 82% living in Cities and suburbs. The last census was held in the year 2010, and the next census will be in the year 2020.
United States Population Indicators
Birth rate is 12 births/1000 people in 2016
Infant Mortality is 5.7/1000 live births in 2017
Fertility rate is 1.8 births per woman in 2017
Death rate is 8 deaths/1000 people in 2016
Population above 60 years is 15.1% in 2018
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73.3% are Christians which is the largest religion in United States, 2.1% is Judaism, 0.8% is Islam and remaining 18.2% is not affiliated to any religion.
United States has 10 cities greater than 1 million people and 311 states with population more than 100,000. There are 162 cities with population of 100,000 to 200,000 people and 77 cities are with population range of 200,000 - 500,000. 21 cities are between 1 million to half million population. New York and Los Angeles are most populated cities in US with a population of 8.6 million and 4 Million. New York ranks number 1 in city population, Chicago and Houston are with 2.7 and 2.3 million, Chicago is 3 times denser compared to Houston with 3,633 sq mi. Phoenix and Philadelphia are around 1.6 million each, Philadelphia are 3 times denser than Phoenix. San Antonio, Sand Diego, Dallas an San Jose are between 1 to 1.5 million. California State has maximum number of cities with 74 followed by Texas and Florida with 39 and 22.
|City ST||Population(2017)||Pop. per sq. mi.(2017)|
|New York city, NY||8,622,698||28,707.7|
|Los Angeles city, CA||3,999,759||8,534.5|
|Chicago city, IL||2,716,450||11,948.8|
|Houston city, TX||2,312,717||3,633.4|
|Phoenix city, AZ||1,626,078||3,141.2|
|Philadelphia city, PA||1,580,863||11,781.8|
|San Antonio city, TX||1,511,946||3,279.9|
|San Diego city, CA||1,419,516||4,371.1|
|Dallas city, TX||1,341,075||3,944.8|
|San Jose city, CA||1,035,317||5,832.3|
|United States Asian Population||17,186,320|
|Chinese, except Taiwanese||3,948,201|
|Other Asian, specified||4,700|
|Other Asian, not specified||135,366|
The most populous states area California(39 Million), Texas(28 Million) and Florida(20 Million).
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The History and Growth of the United States Census: As per manuscript prepared for the Senate in 1900 by CARROLL D. WRIGHT, By 1640 the British America contained a little over 25,000 whites, 60% of them in New England and 40% in Virginia. By 1660 at the restoration of monarchy the total went up to 80,000. At the period of European revolution in 1688, the 12 oldest states were confirmed to be 200,000 people, of whom Massachusetts with Plymouth and Maine may have 44,000, New Hampshire and Rhode Island each 6,000, Connecticut 17,000 to 20,000, New England has 75,000, New York may have less than 20,000, New Jersey has half as many, Pennsylvania and Delaware has 12,000, Maryland 25,000, Virginia 50,000, and the two Carolinas(North Carolina and South Carolina) which then included the soil of Georgia not less than 8,000 people.
In 1700 at the close of first hundred years the whole population in the country is estimated at 262,000 as distributed below.
As per the History of the United States reference book, 1874, Boston, The first European settlement in North America was Spanish. Most people who came to North America in the 1600 were English. Others came from The Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, France, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. By 1690, 250,000 people lived in the New World called 'America'. By 1790, there were 2.5 million people. The first settlements were along the Atlantic coast and on rivers that flowed into the ocean. People from europe came for different reasons. Some left their homes to escape war in their country. Some of them sought political or religious freedom. Some had to work as servants to pay back the cost of their trip. Some, like Black Africans, brought them (arrived) as slaves. Many people were farmers and mostly know farming. Some owned small farms that they worked themselves. The wealthy persons who are farmers owned large plantations and used African slaves as workers. In time, the 13 colonies developed within three distinct regions. The relations between Native Indians and settlers are different from region to region, some have bad and some have friendly, as settlement grows the european settlers forced the Native Indians to move as the new rules were framed from time to time and governed mainly by the european country kings and law makers, a distant government, mostly British. The American Settlers Revolution and the war for independence from Britain assumed to began with a small fight between British troops and colonists on 1775. The desire for independence increased in the next few months and In 1778, France recognized the United States as an independent country and signed a treaty of alliance.
From 262,000 in 1700 to half a million appears to be reached by 1721, a Million population followed in twenty two years by 1743, By 1767 in twenty two years it was being doubled to two million. The First Census was conducted in 1790, The total population of the United States in 1790 was 3,929,214. The enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States for the Second Census was 5,308,483. In 1810 Census was 7,239,881.
In 1630 the estimates of white people are little above 4,500(Maine 400, New Hampshire 500, Plymouth 390, Massachusetts 506, New York 350, Virginia 2500) to more than 25,000 in 1640(Maine 900, New Hampshire 1,055, Plymouth 1,020, Massachusetts 8,932, Rhode Island 300, Connecticut 1,472, New York 1,930, Maryland 583, Virginia 10,442). After first census in 1790 records as 3.9 million, United States conducted second census with detailed citizen information on age and slaves on August 4, 1800 and the count was 5.3 Million living in US out of 893,602 were slaves. Until 1870 the Africans were treated as slaves till civil war fought between 1861 and 1865 by African population and civil rights were granted to freed black slaves and finally included in the census as blacks(around 10% ). Albama population in Mar 1817 is reported as 127,901, Michigan in 1884.
|District of Columbia||702,455|
Fertility rate was 1.931 in the 2010 census recorded, estimates as on 2017 is 1.765.