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The Nation

October 01, 1987

Females make up a majority of the population in 43 states, the Census Bureau reported. Nationally, women outnumbered men 123,718,000 to 117,360,000 as of July 1, 1986. Men were the majority in only five states, while the sexes were evenly divided in two states, the bureau said. The study also found that the nation is continuing to age, with the median age reaching 31.7 years in 1986, up from 30 at the time of the 1980 census. By share of the population, Alaska has the most men with 52.8%. California is almost evenly split, with 49.5% of the population male.

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