United States

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Population

326M

0.802% growth

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$60,336

4.72% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

148M

1.6% growth

Median Property Value

$217,600

6.15% growth

About

In 2017, The United States had a population of 326M people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $60,336. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of United States grew from 323M to 326M, a 0.802% increase and its median household income grew from $57,617 to $60,336, a 4.72% increase.

The population of the United States is 60.6% White Alone, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.3% Black or African American Alone. 21.5% of the people in the United States speak a non-English language, and 93.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in the United States are University of Phoenix-Arizona (40,418 degrees awarded in 2016), Liberty University (19,423 degrees), and Ivy Tech Community College (19,383 degrees).

The median property value in the United States is $217,600, and the homeownership rate is 63.9%. Most people in the United States commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in the United States is 2 cars per household.

The most populated states in the United States are California, Texas, and Florida and the least populated are Wyoming, Vermont, and District of Columbia. The most populated counties are Los Angeles County, CA, Cook County, IL, and Harris County, TX, while the most populated census designated places are New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL.

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Economy

Median household income in the United States is $60,336. Males in the United States have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,202. The income inequality in the United States (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is approximately the same as than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,336

2017 value

± $86

4.72%

1 Year Growth

± 0.234%

Households in the United States have a median annual income of $60,336. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,617 in 2016, which represents a 4.72% annual growth. Look at the chart to see how the median household income in the United States compares to the states with the highest and lowest median annual income.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,254

Average Male Salary

± $220

$51,202

Average Female Salary

± $166

In 2017, full-time male employees in the United States made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the United States by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,824 ± $609

  2. White

    $54,787 ± $152

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,200 ± $673

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of United States workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the United States by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in the United States was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

This chart shows the number of workers in the United States across various wage buckets.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the state with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in the United States was District of Columbia with a value of $82,372, followed by Maryland and New Jersey, with respective values of $80,776 and $80,088.

The following map shows all of the states in the United States colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in the United States (42.6M out of 318M people) live below the poverty line. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    25,668,489 ± 89,754

  2. Hispanic

    11,173,521 ± 60,557

  3. Black

    9,122,033 ± 58,931

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in the United States is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

148M

2017 Value

1.6%

1 Year growth

± 1.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in the United States grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 145M employees to 148M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in the United States, are Miscellaneous managers (4,217,729 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (3,729,197 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,386,114 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of the United States.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of the United States, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (4,217,729 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (3,729,197 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,386,114 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of the United States, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($233,287), Chief executives & legislators ($174,495), and Dentists ($169,288).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

148M

2017 Value

1.6%

1 Year growth

± 1.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in the United States grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 145M employees to 148M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in the United States, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,650,192 people), Elementary & secondary schools (9,043,157 people), and Construction (8,824,407 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of the United States, though some of these residents may live in the United States and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in the United States, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,650,192 people), Elementary & secondary schools (9,043,157 people), and Construction (8,824,407 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in the United States, by average salary, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($137,431), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($137,010), and Software publishing ($124,446).

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Health

91.3% of the population of the United States has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

The per capita personal health care spending in Alaska is $11,064, the highest spend of any state in the United States. The second highest is Massachusetts ($10,559), followed by Delaware ($10,254).

Mississippi, North Dakota and New Mexico are the states with highest number of primary care patients per physician per year, with 1,883, 1,333 and 1,325 patients on average in 2015.

Comparing with dentists, Mississippi, North Dakota and New Mexico are the states with highest number of patients per year, with 2,186, 1,553 and 1,544 on average in 2016.

Comparing across all states in the nation, Mississippi has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, West Virginia has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.5%)

Behavioral Health Conditions

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

8.73%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.75%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in the United States grew by 1.79% from 8.58% to 8.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in the United States changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk states

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.9% prevalence

  3. 13.7% prevalence

Mississippi has the highest prevalence of diabetes in the United States, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in the United States by state over multiple years.

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Diversity

The United States is home to a population of 326M people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.7% of United States residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of the United States is composed of 197M White Alone residents (60.6%), 58.8M Hispanic or Latino residents (18.1%), 40.1M Black or African American Alone residents (12.3%), 18M Asian Alone residents (5.53%), 7.93M Two or More Races residents (2.44%), 2.15M American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.659%), 834k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.256%), and 547k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.168%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in the United States are Spanish or Spanish Creole (40,045,795 speakers), Chinese (3,333,588 speakers), and Tagalog (1,737,186 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in the United States was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in the United States are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all United States residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.7% of United States residents were born outside of the country. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens was 13.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    11,236,543 ± 80,866 people

  2. India

    2,605,027 ± 39,467 people

  3. China

    2,216,192 ± 36,425 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of the United States was Mexico, the natal country of 11,236,543 United States residents, followed by India with 2,605,027 and China with 2,216,192.

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Citizenship

93.1%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.1% of United States residents were US citizens. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    197M ± 25k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    58.8M ± 179k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    40.1M ± 66.6k

In 2017, there were 3.35 times more White Alone residents (197M people) in the United States than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.8M Hispanic or Latino and 40.1M Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in the United States as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    40,045,795 speakers (13.3%)

  2. Chinese

    3,333,588 speakers (1.11%)

  3. Tagalog

    1,737,186 speakers (0.576%)

21.5% of United States citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in the United States was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13.3% of the overall population of the United States are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.11% speak Chinese and 0.576% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,146,226 ± 38,250

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,524,844 ± 35,592

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,538,448 ± 25,302

The United States has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in the United States awarded 5,083,546 degrees. The student population of the United States is skewed towards women, with 8,913,160 male students and 11,608,930 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in the United States are White (2,772,811 and 57.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (742,419 and 15.5%), Black or African American (579,259 and 12.1%), and Asian (284,901 and 5.94%).

The largest universities in the United States by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Arizona (40,418 and 0.795%), Liberty University (19,423 and 0.382%), and Ivy Tech Community College (19,383 and 0.381%).

The most popular majors in the United States are General Business Administration & Management (326,804 and 6.43%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (319,559 and 6.29%), and Registered Nursing (233,311 and 4.59%).

The median tuition costs in the United States are $25,450 for private four year colleges, and $6,330 and $16,230 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 141,353 degrees awarded

  2. 131,996 degrees awarded

  3. 114,230 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in the United States was General Business Administration & Management with 141,353 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in the United States according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 40,418 degrees awarded

  2. 19,423 degrees awarded

  3. 19,383 degrees awarded

$6,330

Median In-State Public

$25,450

Median Private

In 2016, the United States institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Phoenix-Arizona with 40,418 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,117,862

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,965,684

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,117,862 men were awarded degrees from institutions in the United States, which is 0.714 times less than the 2,965,684 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in the United States by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,772,811 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    742,419 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    579,259 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in the United States were to White students. These 2,772,811 degrees mean that there were 3.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 742,419 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in the United States was $217,600 in 2017, which is 1 times the same as the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $205,000 to $217,600, a 6.15% increase. The homeownership rate in the United States is 63.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 63.9%. People in the United States have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in the United States is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,336

Median Household Income

± $86

120M

Number of Households

± 180,648

In 2017, the median household income of the 120M households in the United States grew to $60,336 from the previous year's value of $57,617.

The following chart displays the households in the United States distributed between a series of income buckets. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$217,600

2017 Median

± $437

$205,000

2016 Median

± $467

In 2017, the median property value in the United States grew to to $217,600 from the previous year's value of $205,000.

The following chart displays owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets. In the United States the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in the United States distributed between a series of property tax buckets. In the United States the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.9%

2017 Homeownership

63.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.9% of the housing units in the United States were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is approximately the same as the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in the United States compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in the United States distributed between a series of car ownership buckets. The largest share of households in the United States have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

The chart below shows how the median household income in United States compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in the United States was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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