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Q: Number of 100 year old U.S. citizens per 100,000 population for various dates. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of 100 year old U.S. citizens per 100,000 population for various dates.
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: hbekkar-ga
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Posted: 07 Nov 2002 09:54 PST
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Question ID: 101271
The following dates are desired to show the increase in 100 yar olds
in the last century: 1900, 1930, 1960, 1990, 2000.

1990 and 2000 are mandatory, the others can be aproximated if exact
data isnt availaable.
Subject: Re: Number of 100 year old U.S. citizens per 100,000 population for various dates.
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 07 Nov 2002 11:47 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for an very interesting question regarding a growing segment
of the United States population.  Life expectancy in the United States
has continually been on the increase with the advance of medicine and
healthier lifestyles.  In conjunction with this increase, the number
of individuals 100 years old or greater, or centenarians, has also
increased.  According to the US Census Bureau:

In 2000, there were 50,454 centenarians in the United States, or 1 per
5,578 people, or roughly 18 per 100,000
In 1990, there were 37,306 centenarians in the United States. or 1 per
6,667 people, or roughly 15 per 100,000

Before the 1990 census, there was extreme concern with the validity of
the numbers of centenarians for several reasons.  In 1980, there were
over 32,000 reported centenarians, however, due to irregularities in
census responses (such as entire families being born in the 19th
century, making them all over 100 and editing procedure that discarded
everyone listed as 112 years old or older), the Census Bureau lowered
the number to an estimated 15,000 centenarians.

In 1970, the reported number of centenarians by the Census Bureau was
over 100,000.  This number is attributed to 1970 being the first
census that was self-enumerated, or required respondents to submit
their census reports themselves as opposed to having census takers
going door-to-door.  The actual number estimated by the Census Bureau
in 1970 is 4,800 centenarians in the US.

1960, census reports say there were 10,369, but revised estimates put
that number at 3,330
1950, census reports say 4,447 total centenarians, but official
numbers are revised to 2,300

Thank you again for your question.  If you need any further
clarification, please let me know.



Centenarians in the United States (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Census Facts and Features

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Centenarians in the United States

Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 07 Nov 2002 11:50 PST
I apologize as I left out a source I used:

The First Measured Century



Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 07 Nov 2002 12:10 PST
Another clarification for you, hbekkar, as I realized I misread the
dates you required.  According to Centenarians in the United States
and The First Measured Century, the centenarian population in the
United States remained fairly constant from 1900 through 1970, as
evidenced by the very slight increase from 1950 to 1960.  Here is some
more information:

In 1900, there were 46 centenarians per million people in the US, or
4.6 per 100,000
In 1930, there were approximately 35 centenarians per million people
or 3.5 per 100,000

First Measured Century-Chapter 1, Population (Requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader), which is detailed information
from The

Sorry for all the clarifications, but I wanted to enusre you received
a complete answer.



Request for Answer Clarification by hbekkar-ga on 08 Nov 2002 10:39 PST
Answer is detailed and educational about the unreliable data from 1900
to 1970. But to use the 1970 and 1980 data I need the total population
firgures for those dates.I tried the census bureau and failed to get a
simple answer.
    These comparisons are validating a theme in my book which you may
find interesting and can look up on it's web site

Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 08 Nov 2002 11:50 PST

The popluation of the US in 1970 was 203,235,000
In 1980, the population was 226,546,000

I hope this helps in your research.

I looked at your webpage regarding your book and it looks facsinating.
 I will look at it more in-depth.



Resident Population—Selected Characteristics, 1790–2000
hbekkar-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
excellant details.

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