Fun With Census Statistics!

The 2010 U.S. census figures have been released. The big picture, basically, is that men are living longer, marriage is downtrending, and the baby boom population is entering their twilight years.

Here's more census fun facts:

  • Since the 2000 census, the number of men in the U.S. increased by 9.9 percent. Woman grew 9.5 percent.
  • Women now outnumber men by 5.18 million. In 2010, there were 5.3 million more.
  • There are more men than women under the age of 34, because "more boys than girls tend to be born."
  • Above age 85, the number of women is double that of men. Female life expectancy: 80.8 years. Male: 75.6 years.
  • Baby boomers are aging. The 45-plus group grew 25.6 percent since 2000. The under-45 group only increased 1.4 percent.
  • The median national age rose to 37.2 years, from 35.3.
  • The Mexican population increased by 11.2 million to make up "63 percent of all Hispanics."
  • People from India were the fastest-growing Asian subgroup, adding 1.2 million to the population. They are 19.4 percet of the Asian population, trailing behind Chinese, at 22.8 percent.
  • Seven states now have a median age of over 40. Maine is oldest, at 42.7. Utah is youngest, at 29.2.
  • The number of married households fell to 48.4 percent from 51.7 percent. That's the first time that number fell below 50. In 1950, it was 77 percent.
  • [AP, photo via Shutterstock]