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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at 1:51 PM
Wondering about rumors and exaggerations, we checked some stats and found these...
see what they say about you, us, and 'them" too
[the sources are listed, please see them for more info]
from : http://www.census.gov/PressRelease/www/releases/ archives/population/012496.html
THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2008
" An Older and More Diverse Nation by Midcentury"
projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
"Minorities, now roughly one-third of the U.S. population, are expected to become the majority in 2042, with the nation projected to be 54 percent minority in 2050.
By 2023, minorities will comprise more than half of all children. In 2050, the nation’s population of children is expected to be 62 % minority, up from 44 % today.
Meanwhile, the Hispanic * population is projected to nearly triple, ... during the 2008 to 2050 period. Its share of the nation’s total population is projected to double, from 15 % to 30 %. Thus, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic.
The black population is projected to increase .... 14 % of the population in 2008, to ...15 % in 2050.
The Asian population is projected to climb ...Its share of the nation’s population is expected to rise from 5.1 % to 9.2 %.
The non-Hispanic, single-race white population is projected to be only slightly larger in 2050 ... than in 2008 (199.8 million). ... this group is projected to lose population in the 2030s and 2040s and comprise 46 % of the total population in 2050, down from 66 % in 2008.
*The federal government treats Hispanic origin and race as separate and distinct concepts. In surveys and censuses, separate questions are asked on Hispanic origin and race. The question on Hispanic origin asks respondents if they are Spanish, Hispanic or Latino. Starting with Census 2000, the question on race asked respondents to report the race or races they consider themselves to be. Thus, Hispanics may be of any race."
then from another source http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug
"The percentage of childless women who have reached the end of their child-bearing years in the United States has doubled from 10% to 20% in the last 30 years, reported the US Census Bureau ...
The survey also found that, "Women 40 to 44 years old will end their childbearing years with an average of 1.9 children each, a number below replacement-level fertility." This is markedly fewer children than in 1976, when 3.1 children was the national average.
36% of the women who gave birth in 2006 were separated, widowed, divorced or never married.
5 % were living with a partner.
Only the Hispanic and Black populations in the US are replacing themselves with an average of 2.3 and 2.0 children born per woman respectively...At this rate, experts say, whites will be the minority in America by 2042....
It is not only the United States that is experiencing drastic population decline. Last year, surveys revealed that the Canadian birthrates have also hit an all time low, clocking in at an average of 1.5 children per woman, while the European Union ...has predicted an overall drop in Europe's population of 7 million people by 2050."
The number of females in the United States as of Oct. 2007 is 153.6 million. The number of males is 149.4 million.
Source: Population estimates
As of July 2006, males outnumbered females through age 41. Starting at 42, women outnumbered men. At 85 and older, there were more than twice as many women as men.
Source: Population estimates http://www.census.gov/popest/datasets.html
The median annual earnings of women 16 or older who worked year-round, full time, in 2006. is ,649
Women earned 77 cents for every earned by men.
Source: American Community Survey
32% women were age 25 - 29 who had attained a bachelor's degree or higher in 2006, which exceeded that of men in this age range (25 %).
88 % of women and 84 % of men in this same age range had completed high school.
Source: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2006
Women owned 28 %of all nonfarm businesses [in USA]. While only 13% of women-owned firms in California. Yet California had the most women-owned firms New York was second with 8 % of all firms. Texas was 3rd in number of firms with for 7 % of all firms.
65% of female citizens 18 and older who reported voting in the 2004 presidential election. 62 % of their male counterparts cast a ballot.
Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004
On average in 2006, 59% of females 16 and older who participated in the labor force. The participation rate for males in this age category was 74 % .
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat2.pdf
In 2004, 39% among women 20 to 64 who did not work for four or more consecutive months, because of taking care of children or others. This was the primary reason among such women for not working. By comparison, 2 % of corresponding men did not work for this reason.
Source: Reasons People Do Not Work: 2004
Proportion of members of the armed forces who were women was 15%, as of Sept., 2006. In 1950, women comprised less than 2 percent.
Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2008, Table 498.
30% of women volunteer. The corresponding rate for men is 23 %.
Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2008, Table 568. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
more stats on black populations are at :::
Some of thought the stats must be skewed or wrong, but who's counting anyhow....every group seems to make exaggerated claims and boasts that seem to legitimate their grabs for power and positions too.
What else do we not actually count or know ?
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