End of Decade Corrections

Note: The 1969-2012 US Populations are now available. The 1969-2011 data files will continue to be available for download through May 15, 2014.

The new intercensal population estimates provide an adjustment of previous population estimates based on the actual 2010 Census results. Since the previous population estimates were extrapolated from the 2000 Census, they were prone to increased error as the time from the actual 2000 Census increased. At the national level, the new estimates are not very different from the previous estimates. However, there are more significant differences at the state and county levels that may result in changes in previously published cancer rates.

Graphs Comparing New Population Estimates to Previous Estimates

To summarize the differences between the new estimates and the previous estimates, we have generated a set of time-series graphs for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the seven SEER registry areas that consist of a portion of a state. Due to difficulties in estimating net migration between censuses, there tends to be more of a difference in the estimates for the more mobile younger populations. Separate plots for ages less than 50 and ages 50 and over have been provided to show the potential differential impact on age adjusted rates depending on the age-profile of the cancer site.

The graphs show trends over time for area populations from the previous and new population estimates and compares them to the actual count from the 2010 Census. The estimates are for the population on July 1 of each year. The 2010 Census count is for the population on April 1, 2010.

On each graph, the years between 2000 and 2011 are on the x-axis and populations are on the y-axis. In order to better show differences in the data, populations on the y-axis do not begin at zero. There are four data sources on each graph: the previous vintage 2009 population estimates for 2000-2009, the new corrected intercensal year population estimates for 2000-2009, the new vintage 2011 population estimates for 2010-2011, and the actual count from the 2010 Census.

  • US Population Graph

    For the United States, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Alabama Population Graph

    For Alabama, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Alaska Population Graph

    For Alaska, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Arizona Population Graph

    For Arizona, the new estimates for age < 50 are lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Arkansas Population Graph

    For Arkansas, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • California Population Graph

    For California, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • San Francisco-Oakland SEER Area Population Graph

    For the San Francisco-Oakland SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • San Jose-Monterey SEER Area Population Graph

    For the San Jose-Monterey SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Los Angeles SEER Area Population Graph

    For the Los Angeles SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Colorado Population Graph

    For Colorado, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Connecticut Population Graph

    For Connecticut, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Delaware Population Graph

    For Delaware, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • District of Columbia Population Graph

    For the District of Columbia, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly lower than the previous estimates.

  • Florida Population Graph

    For Florida, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Georgia Population Graph

    For Georgia, the new estimates for age < 50 are lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Atlanta SEER Area Population Graph

    For the Atlanta SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly lower than the previous estimates.

  • Rural Georgia SEER Area Population Graph

    For the Rural Georgia SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Hawaii Population Graph

    For Hawaii, the new estimates for age < 50 are higher than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are higher than the previous estimates.

  • Idaho Population Graph

    For Idaho, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Illinois Population Graph

    For Illinois, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Indiana Population Graph

    For Indiana, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Iowa Population Graph

    For Iowa, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Kansas Population Graph

    For Kansas, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Kentucky Population Graph

    For Kentucky, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Louisiana Population Graph

    For Louisiana, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly higher than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Maine Population Graph

    For Maine, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Maryland Population Graph

    For Maryland, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Massachusetts Population Graph

    For Massachusetts, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Michigan Population Graph

    For Michigan, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Detroit SEER Area Population Graph

    For the Detroit SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Minnesota Population Graph

    For Minnesota, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Mississippi Population Graph

    For Mississippi, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Missouri Population Graph

    For Missouri, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Montana Population Graph

    For Montana, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Nebraska Population Graph

    For Nebraska, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Nevada Population Graph

    For Nevada, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • New Hampshire Population Graph

    For New Hampshire, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • New Jersey Population Graph

    For New Jersey, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • New Mexico Population Graph

    For New Mexico, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • New York Population Graph

    For New York, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • North Carolina Population Graph

    For North Carolina, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • North Dakota Population Graph

    For North Dakota, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly higher than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Ohio Population Graph

    For Ohio, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Oklahoma Population Graph

    For Oklahoma, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Oregon Population Graph

    For Oregon, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Pennsylvania Population Graph

    For Pennsylvania, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Rhode Island Population Graph

    For Rhode Island, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • South Carolina Population Graph

    For South Carolina, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • South Dakota Population Graph

    For South Dakota, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Tennessee Population Graph

    For Tennessee, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Texas Population Graph

    For Texas, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Utah Population Graph

    For Utah, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly lower than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Vermont Population Graph

    For Vermont, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Viginia Population Graph

    For Virginia, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Washington Population Graph

    For Washington, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Seattle SEER Area Population Graph

    For the Seattle SEER area, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • West Virginia Population Graph

    For West Virginia, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

  • Wisconsin Population Graph

    For Wisconsin, the new estimates for age < 50 are about the same as the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are about the same as the previous estimates.

  • Wyoming Population Graph

    For Wyoming, the new estimates for age < 50 are slightly higher than the previous estimates. The new estimates for age 50 plus are slightly higher than the previous estimates.

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