Analyzing Age-Race/Ethnicity-Gender Population Groups
Age-Race/Ethnicity-Gender (AREG) population group data are a subset of the total population based on age, race/ethnicity and gender. Envision these data for an area (e.g., state or county) structured as a cube with these three dimensions. These data provide a composite view of how the basic demographics are structured in an area. Developed annually as estimates and projections they provide insights into how foundational elements of the population have changed, how characteristics are changing and how they might change into the future.
Demographic patterns of change may not be evident by using more macro-level data. For example, patterns of educational attainment and language spoken at home typically differ widely for different age, race/ethnicity, gender combinations in public and private sector analysis and decision-making. The implications of changing demographics require the ability to drill down into more detailed demographics. These insights are provided by examining detailed age-race-ethnicity-gender (AREG) demographics data.
The focus of this section. The Census Bureau develops annual U.S. by county population estimates by population group. The 2016 estimates were released in June 2017. The 2017 estimates will be released in June 2018. With each annual release, the estimates are available annually for the period starting with 2010. With the June 2017 release, annual estimates are available for 2010 through 2016.
Census releases these more detailed estimates by population group by county. It is left to the user to aggregate these data into various county groups and regions.
Race/Origin by Gender Population Groups
Notes about these categories.
"In combination" -- refers to a population of one race in combination with one or more other races.
Hispanic origin is considered an ethnicity, not a race. Hispanics may be of any race.
1 = 4/1/2010 Census population
2 = 4/1/2010 population estimates base
3 = 7/1/2010 population estimate
4 = 7/1/2011 population estimate
5 = 7/1/2012 population estimate
6 = 7/1/2013 population estimate
7 = 7/1/2014 population estimate
8 = 7/1/2015 population estimate
9 = 7/1/2016 population estimate
00 = Total
01 = Age 0 to 4 years
02 = Age 5 to 9 years
03 = Age 10 to 14 years
04 = Age 15 to 19 years
05 = Age 20 to 24 years
06 = Age 25 to 29 years
07 = Age 30 to 34 years
08 = Age 35 to 39 years
09 = Age 40 to 44 years
10 = Age 45 to 49 years
11 = Age 50 to 54 years
12 = Age 55 to 59 years
13 = Age 60 to 64 years
14 = Age 65 to 69 years
15 = Age 70 to 74 years
16 = Age 75 to 79 years
17 = Age 80 to 84 years
18 = Age 85 years or older
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