How can I access sex by age totals (including Census and estimates) for all U.S. states for years 1975-2015?


#1

I need to complete an analysis that requires state-level population totals by sex and age group for a 41-year period (1975-2015). Ideally, I would like to have the Census totals as well as annual estimates for each year. I don’t need individual-level data, but rather totals for each state organized by sex and age. I can obtain these data for years 2005-2015 on American FactFinder (see example attached), but nothing before 2005. Please let me know if it’s possible to obtain these data for the full four decades.

2015 Estimates - Sex.pdf (120 KB)


#2

IPUMS does not supply the Census’s annual population estimates at this time. For now, you can obtain state- and county-level estimates by sex and age via the Census Bureau website at https://www.census.gov/programs-surve…. You’ll need to click through to separate pages for different years, but it appears that all of the information is available there.


#3

None of the IPUMS projects disseminate annual population estimates, but the US Census Bureau Population Estimates program provides state-level annual population estimates, broken down by sex and age.

Here are links to the sites where you can access the data. Unfortunately, there isn’t a standard data layout for each time period (1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, and 2010-2016), so you will have to do some data restructuring to create a consistent file layout.

1970-1979

https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/…

1980-1989

https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/…

1990-1999

https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/…

2000-2009

https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/…

2010-2016

https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/…


#4

Thanks, David and Jonathan. I greatly appreciate the help!