Future Demographics of the U.S.
In 2030, baby boomers will be the largest demographic in the United States, a historic event. Post-secondary education will be obtained by 29.76% of the population. The urban population will comprise 84.86% of the United States population.
Age demographics in 2030
- In 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65. One in every five US residents will be at retirement age. This will be the fastest growing age segment and as a result the United States will begin to become an "elderly-dependent" population, rather than the youth-dependent population that we currently have. For the first time in US history, older people will outnumber children.
- In 2030 the total population will be approximately 354.8 million. There will be approximately 125 million people in the 18-44 year old segment, 81.3 million in the 46-64 year old segment, 73.1 million over the age of 65, and 6.7 million people over the age of 85. The population under the age of 18 will be approximately 68.7 million.
Gender demographics in 2030
- In 2030, the projected female population will be 181,873,781 and the male population will be 177,528,413. In other words, 50.6% of the total population will be female and 49.4% will be male.
Educational demographics in 2030
- By 2030, 8.92 million, or 29.76%, of the US population over the age of 15 will have obtained some sort of post-high school degree, or tertiary degree. 193.69 million will have completed a secondary education (high-school). 16.37 million US residents will have only completed a primary education and 408,700 will have completed no education at all.
Income distribution demographics in 2030
- The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics provided a predicted growth rate of 4.3% for United States incomes through 2026. They did not provide a prediction beyond 2026. By taking the current weekly income averages provided and applying the 4.3% growth rate we can predict the actual yearly incomes.
- In 2026, United States residents aged 16-24 will average $39,938.30 yearly. The 25-54 age group bracket will average $65,772.51 and the 55 and over age group will average $69,772.51.
- If these predictions by the US Bureau of Labor hold true, we can assume that in 2030, United States residents aged 16-24 will average $47,263.60 yearly. The 25-54 age group bracket will average $77,836.20 and the 55 and over age group will average $81,885.01.
Urban/Suburban/rural demographics in 2030
- In 2030, The urban population is estimated to be 301 million, or 84.86% of the population. The rural population is estimated to be 53.71 million, or 15.14% of the population.
- A recent Pew study breaks down the urban population into 55% being suburban and 31% urban. Using these numbers we can estimate that the suburban population will be 55% of 354.71 million, or 195.1 million.
Other relevant demographics
- Immigration will play an important part in the growth of our country. By 2030, immigration will become a primary provider, if not the biggest provider, of growth for our population.
Your Research Team Applied the Following Research Strategies:
We consulted the US Census Bureau, the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Our World In Data and Info Docket to obtain demographics for 2030. We used 2030 as a data point considering we are almost half-way through 2019. This research provided us with the needed data to project demographics for 2030. With regard to income for 2030, we were able to provide concrete statistics for 2026 by applying the 4.3 percent growth rate to the current weekly rates provided by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. From these statistics, we operated under the assumption that this level of growth would continue. Therefore, the 2030 income predictions are based on that assumption. The figures as to how we arrived at the numbers are provided for you.