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ERIC Number: ED138540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Population Profile of the United States: 1976. Current Population Reports, Population Characteristics, Series P-20, No. 307.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
This booklet summarizes population characteristics of the United States for 1976. A preliminary section of highlights reviews trends in five areas: population growth, social characteristics, population distribution, employment and income, and ethnic groups. The birth rate has declined, and the rate of childlessness has risen. This probably is due to changing attitudes about early childbearing and the pursuit of educational and occupational opportunities outside the home. More young adults are postponing marriage, and more married couples are becoming divorced. Elementary school enrollments have dropped, but college enrollment of women 25 to 34 years of age has more than doubled. Growth in metropolitan areas is slower than in nonmetropolitan areas. The black population in the suburbs is increasing faster than the white population. Employment increases are most significant in the professional service industries. Although the median family income was $13,720 in 1975, 12% of the population was below the poverty level. Eleven percent of the population is black, and five percent is of Spanish origin. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Income, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Social Characteristics, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.05 paperbound)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Identifiers - Location: United States