U.S.: Population Gender Distribution, by year
in millions
in millions
  • Region: United States
  • Time period: 2010 to 2021
  • Published: Feb 2022

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Apr 11, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Consistent Annual Increase in Population

From 2010 to 2027, both male and female populations in the United States show a steady annual increase. The male population grew from 152.07 million in 2010 to 169.23 million in 2027, while the female population increased from 157.25 million to 172.45 million in the same period, illustrating a continuous growth trend.

Narrowing Gender Population Gap

The gap between the male and female populations has narrowed over the years. In 2010, the difference was 5.18 million, whereas in 2027, it reduced to 3.22 million, indicating a gradual move towards a more balanced gender distribution.

Largest Yearly Increase for Both Genders

The largest yearly increase for both males and females occurred between 2019 and 2020, with the male population growing by 2.55 million and the female population by 0.71 million. This period marks the most significant growth spurt within the dataset provided.

Female Population Exceeds Male Each Year

Throughout the entire period from 2010 to 2027, the female population consistently exceeds the male population, underlining a persistent gender majority. In 2027, the female population stands at 172.45 million compared to the male population of 169.23 million.

Acceleration in Male Population Growth

Comparing the growth rates from the early to the latter years in the dataset reveals an acceleration in the male population growth. Between 2010 and 2011, the male population increased by 0.95 million, while from 2026 to 2027, it rose by 0.84 million, showcasing a growing momentum in male demographic expansion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What has been the trend in population increase from 2010 to 2027 in the United States?

From 2010 to 2027, both the male and female populations in the United States have shown a consistent annual increase.

How has the gender population gap changed from 2010 to 2027?

The gap between the male and female populations has narrowed, decreasing from 5.18 million in 2010 to 3.22 million in 2027.

How has the male population growth trend changed over the period from 2010 to 2027?

There has been an acceleration in the male population growth, with the increase growing from 0.95 million in 2010-2011 to 0.84 million in 2026-2027.

Terms and Definitions

The total number of people living in a specific region at a specific time.

A term that refers to the socially-constructed roles, behaviors, activities and expectations that a society considers appropriate for men and women.

Refers to the variation in the number of people in a population over a specific period. This could be an increase or decrease due to factors such as birth rates, death rates, immigration, or emigration.

A demographic term referring to the proportion of males to females in a given population. It's often expressed as the number of men for every 100 women.

A scientific study of human populations, including their sizes, compositions, distributions, densities, growth and other characteristics, as well as the causes and consequences of changes in these factors.

The number of live births per 1,000 people in a population in a year.

The number of deaths per 1,000 people in a population in a year.
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