Women History Month Facts

The first women history fact for the month and contest is numbers as it relates to women in the world population.. you truly need to wrap your head around how many women there are in our world.

Here is a unique breakdown of the number of women to men over the years… (got from InfoPlease)

Ratio of Males to Females, by Age Group, 1950–2005

(number of males per 100 females, total resident population)

Age 1950 1960 1970 1980 19901 2000 20052
All ages 98.6 97.1 94.8 94.5 95.1 96.3 97.1
Under 14 years 103.7 103.4 103.9 104.6 104.9 104.9 104.8
14 to 24 years 98.2 98.7 98.7 101.9 104.6 105.1 105.9
25 to 44 years 96.4 95.7 95.5 97.4 98.9 100.2 101.7
45 to 64 years 100.1 95.7 91.6 90.7 92.5 94.8 95.2
65 years and over 89.6 82.8 72.1 67.6 67.2 70.8 72.1

NOTES: As of April 1 for all years except 2005.

1. The April 1, 1990, census count (248,765,170) includes count resolution corrections processed through August 1997, and does not include adjustments for census coverage errors except for adjustments estimated for the 1995 Census Test in Oakland, Calif.; Paterson, N.J.; and six Louisiana parishes. These adjustments amounted to a total of 55,297 persons.

2. As of July 1; estimated.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 2005 data are from NC-EST2005-02.

More women’s history facts to come…

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