Women's Health USA 2007
Photographs of women's faces

Population Characteristics

U.S. Population

In 2005, the total U.S. population was over 288 million, with females comprising 51 percent of that total. Females younger than age 35 years accounted for 46.3 percent of the female population, those aged 35–64 years accounted for 40.1 percent, and females age 65 years and older accounted for 13.5 percent.

The distribution by sex was fairly even across younger age groups; however, women accounted for a greater percentage of the older population than men. Of those in the 65 and older age group, 57.3 percent were women.


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Women's Health USA 2007 is not copyrighted. Readers are free to duplicate and use all or part of the information contained on this page. Suggested Citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Women's Health USA 2007. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007.