National Population Projections

National Population Projections

Updated May 2016

These population projections for the nation overall, and for all 50 states (and the District of Columbia), update the 2013 projections, which were 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 and sex. Comparisons between national and state-level projections show that not all states will experience the anticipated national trends in which the population grows larger and becomes older. 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.

Mean Center of Population for the United States: 1790 to 2040

For questions regarding the state and national projections, contact Qian Cai, Director, Demographics Research Group, Weldon Cooper Center at | 434.982.5581