United States

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Population
327M
0.445% 1-year growth
2016 Presidential Election
Donald Trump
Republican Party
Electoral Votes
304 to 227
45.8% Popular Vote
Median Age
38.2

Poverty Rate
13.1%

Median Household Income
$61,937
2.65% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$229,700
5.56% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
150M
1.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, The United States had a population of 327M people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $61,937. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of United States grew from 326M to 327M, a 0.445% increase and its median household income grew from $60,336 to $61,937, a 2.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in the United States are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), White (Hispanic) (12%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.56%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.72%). 21.9% of the people in the United States speak a non-English language, and 93.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in United States are University of Phoenix-Arizona (36,420 degrees awarded in 2017), Western Governors University (21,246 degrees), and Ivy Tech Community College (21,046 degrees).

The median property value in the United States is $229,700, and the homeownership rate is 63.9%. Most people in the United States commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 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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Civics

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election with 304 electoral votes for the Republican Party party. Hillary Clinton received 227 electoral votes for the Democratic Party party.

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in the United States went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.1%). The most partisan state was District of Columbia with 90.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The United States senate currently has a Republican majority with 53 seats. The senate minority is made up of 45 Democratic seats and 2 Independent seats.

United States is currently represented by 435 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

The United States house of representatives currently has a Democratic majority with 232 seats. The senate minority is made up of 198 Republican seats, 4 Vacant seats, and 1 Libertarian seat.

Electoral College by State

Donald Trump
Republican Party Nominee
304 Electoral Votes
Hillary Clinton
Democratic Party Nominee
227 Electoral Votes

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election with 304 electoral votes for the Republican Party party. Hillary Clinton received 227 electoral votes for the Democratic Party party.

The following map shows the outcome in each state based on electoral results from 2016 back to the 1992 presidential election.

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Presidential Popular Vote by State

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for the United States
48.1% for the Democratic, Working Families, and Women's Equality Party
Most Partisan States in the United States
  1. 90.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 67.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan state in the United States was District of Columbia with 90.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Senate Elections by Party

Republican
Senate Majority
53 Seats

The United States senate currently has a Republican majority with 53 seats. The senate minority is made up of 45 Democratic seats and 2 Independent seats.

The following chart shows senate election results by party over time (excluding special elections).

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House of Representatives by Party

Democratic
House Majority
232 Seats

The United States house of representatives currently has a Democratic majority with 232 seats. The senate minority is made up of 198 Republican seats, 4 Vacant seats, and 1 Libertarian seat.

The following chart shows house election results by party over time (excluding special elections).

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Diversity

The United States is home to a population of 327M people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 13.7% of United States residents were born outside of the country (44.8M people).

In 2018, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (197M people) in the United States than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.3M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 39.1M White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in the United States are Spanish (41,460,427 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,471,604 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (1,760,468 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in the United States
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    197M ± 19.8k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    40.3M ± 62.3k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    39.1M ± 120k
18.3%
Hispanic Population
59.8M people

In 2018, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (197M people) in the United States than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.3M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 39.1M White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.3% of the people in the United States are hispanic (59.8M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in the United States as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    41,460,427 speakers (13.5%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,471,604 speakers (1.13%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    1,760,468 speakers (0.572%)

21.9% of United States citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in the United States was Spanish. 13.5% of the overall population of the United States are native Spanish speakers. 1.13% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.572% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
44.8M people
13.7%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
44.6M people

As of 2018, 13.7% of United States residents (44.8M people) were born outside of the country. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens was 13.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.1
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in the United States was 38.2. 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 2017, the average age of all United States residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    11,182,111 ± 80,684 people
  2. India
    2,634,871 ± 39,692 people
  3. China
    2,228,730 ± 36,527 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of the United States was Mexico, the natal country of 11,182,111 the United States residents, followed by India with 2,634,871 and China with 2,228,730.

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Citizenship

93.2%
2018 Citizenship
93.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.2% of United States residents were US citizens. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,037,203 ± 35,434
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,764,194 ± 35,452
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,514,512 ± 27,754

The United States has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in the United States is $61,937. In 2018, the state with the highest Median Household Income in the United States was District of Columbia with a value of $85,203, followed by Maryland and New Jersey, with respective values of $83,242 and $81,740.

Males in United States have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,828. The income inequality in United States (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,937
2018 value
± $94
2.65%
1 Year Growth
± 0.203%

Households in the United States have a median annual income of $61,937. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,336 in 2017, which represents a 2.65% annual growth.

The following chart shows 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

$70,466
Average Male Salary in United States
± $228
$52,828
Average Female Salary in United States
± $172

In 2018, full-time male employees in 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

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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

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
  1. N/A
  2. N/A

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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 2018, the state with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in the United States was District of Columbia with a value of $85,203, followed by Maryland and New Jersey, with respective values of $83,242 and $81,740.

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

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in the United States (41.9M out of 319M 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
    25,230,693 ± 90,255
  2. Hispanic
    11,025,445 ± 64,930
  3. Black
    8,971,239 ± 58,041

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

150M
2018 Value
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in the United States grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 148M employees to 150M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in the United States, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,812,188 people), Other managers (3,705,350 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,507,967 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (3,812,188 people), Other managers (3,705,350 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (3,507,967 people).

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of the United States, by average salary, are Surgeons ($313,647), Physicians ($233,362), and Dentists ($185,669).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

150M
2018 Value
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in the United States grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 148M employees to 150M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in the United States, are N/A. 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 N/A.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paying

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Education

In 2017, universities in United States awarded 5,140,115 degrees. The student population of United States is skewed towards women, with 8,833,901 male students and 11,593,736 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in United States are White (2,765,344 and 57.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (786,273 and 16.3%), Black or African American (576,612 and 11.9%), and Asian (298,112 and 6.17%).

The largest universities in United States by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Arizona (36,420 and 0.709%), Western Governors University (21,246 and 0.413%), and Ivy Tech Community College (21,046 and 0.409%).

The most popular majors in United States are General Business Administration & Management (331,390 and 6.45%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (327,361 and 6.37%), and Registered Nursing (237,915 and 4.63%).

The median tuition costs in United States are $26,070 for private four year colleges, and $6,523 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 144,297 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 138,211 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 112,120 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in United States was General Business Administration & Management with 144,297 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 36,420 degrees awarded
  2. 21,246 degrees awarded
  3. 21,046 degrees awarded
$6,523
Median In-State Public
$26,070
Median Private

In 2017, the United States institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Phoenix-Arizona with 36,420 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,148,215
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,991,900
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,148,215 men were awarded degrees from institutions in United States, which is 0.718 times less than the 2,991,900 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,765,344 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    786,273 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    576,612 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in United States were to White students. These 2,765,344 degrees mean that there were 3.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 786,273 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in the United States was $229,700 in 2018, which is 1 times the same as the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $217,600 to $229,700, a 5.56% 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 25.7 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.

Housing

Property Value

$229,700
2018 Median
± $366
$217,600
2017 Median
± $437

In 2018, the median property value in the United States grew to to $229,700 from the previous year's value of $217,600.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,937
Median Household Income
± $94
122M
Number of Households
± 179,430

In 2018, the median household income of the 122M households in the United States grew to $61,937 from the previous year's value of $60,336.

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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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%
2018 Homeownership
63.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 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 63.9%.

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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Commute Time

25.7 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
    76.3%
  2. Carpooled
    8.99%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.34%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in the United States was Drove Alone (76.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.99%) and those who Worked At Home (5.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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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, Nevada and Utah are the states with highest number of primary care patients per physician per year, with 1,883, 1,764 and 1,742 patients on average in 2015.

Comparing with dentists, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah are the states with highest number of patients per year, with 2,186, 1,632 and 1,488 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 N/A and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in the United States N/A by N/A from N/A% 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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