About this application: This application provides summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various US Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, and counties.
The number of females is expressed as a percent of the total population
Population Estimates Program
Sex estimates of the population are produced for the United States, states, and counties, as well as for the Commonwealth ofPuerto Rico and its municipios (county-equivalents for Puerto Rico). Sex is based on the biological attributes of men and women (chromosomes, anatomy, and hormones).
Sex estimates of the population are produced for places, zona urbanas and comunidades (place-equivalents for Puerto Rico), and minor civil divisions.The sex data collected on the forms are aggregated and provide the number of males and females in the population. These data are needed to interpret most social and economic characteristics used to plan and analyze programs and policies. Data about sex are critical because so many federal programs must differentiate between males and females.