Thinking about my fellow Americans, I wondered what the numbers would show if I looked at the Census Bureau’s website and considered some basic statistics. Their web site has a population clock that shows as of tonight the total population for the U.S. is 305,247,965 people.
Of the number, looking at the country as a whole, which may or may not be reflected in you own neighborhood, about 60% of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 65, and about a quarter are under 18.
The country is divided almost equally between genders, with females (50.9%) just barely outnumbering males (49.1%).
What is changing and won’t be truly reflected in the data until the next official census, is the rate of growth of the Hispanic population. Current estimates shows that the black population is about 12.3% and the Hispanic population is now slightly more than blacks. Hispanics are 12.5%. Combine all the other minority races, including American Indian, Eskimo, Asian, etc, and all total is about 12.5%. The rest are white.
Do these percentages reflect the population characteristics of your neighborhood?