National Population Projections

National Population Projections

These population projections for the nation overall, and for all 50 states (and the District of Columbia), are the first to be produced using data from the 2010 Census. The projections detail changes between 2020 and 2040 in overall population and in subgroups by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Comparisons between national and state-level projections show that not all states will experience the anticipated national trends in which the population grows larger, older, and more diverse. Each of these trends has broad implications for planning and policy at both state and national levels.

Projections for the 50 States and D.C.

The following Excel files contain aggregate population data for each state and the nation. You may also download the complete, detailed projections data, as well as shapefiles of aggregate projections for the state and the nation in this one-click download of all files. You can also access our national population projections methodology.

Population Proportion 65+, 2010-2040

For questions regarding the state and national projections, contact Qian Cai, Director, Demographics Research Group, Weldon Cooper Center at qian.cai@virginia.edu | 434.982.5581