ERIC Number: ED316454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Population Profile of the United States 1989. Current Population Reports.
Current Population Reports, Special Studies, Series P-23 n159 Apr 1989
A wide range of information on demographic, social, and economic trends is brought together in this report. Nineteen sections present statistical information on such topics as population trends, geographic mobility, educational attainment, fertility, poverty, blacks, Hispanics, and the elderly. Sources of data and a subject specialist who can answer technical questions are identified for each section. Some of the highlights of the report follow. The nation's population reached 245,110,000 on January 1, 1988. The number of births in 1987 was 3,809,000. About 26 percent of the nation's growth during 1987 was due to net immigration. Average life expectancy at birth in 1987 was 74.9 years. The South and West continue to dominate the nation's growth in the 1980s. Females constitute the majority of the population in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming. The Northeast was the region with the oldest population in 1987. From 1981 to 1987, the farm population declined at an average rate of 2.5 percent per year. The annual rate of moving between March 1986 and March 1987 was 18.6 percent. College enrollment has remained relatively stable for 5 years. In 1988, a record 76 percent of people 25 years and over have completed 4 years of high school or more, and 20 percent had completed 4 or more years of college. The number of households increased 13 percent from 1980 to 1988. In 1987, median family income was $30,850. Numerous charts, graphs, and tables are included. The document presents primary data for use by teachers in developing lesson plans or by students working on individual or group reports. (JB)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Blacks, Educational Attainment, Employment, Enrollment Rate, Family (Sociological Unit), Hispanic Americans, Income, Marital Status, Migration, Migration Patterns, Older Adults, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Poverty, Profiles, Racial Composition, Rural Population, Urban Population
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Note: Color coded (shades of green) graphs throughout.