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1990-1999: DECADE OF AFFLUENCE & ANXIETY


Comparing the decades


Population of Allen County

1990 300,836

1997 312,091*

National population

1990 249,439,545

1997 267,636,061

Percentage of high school graduates (U.S. adults)

1990 77.6***

1996 82.8***

Life expectancy at birth (U.S.)

1990 75.4

1996 76.1

Annual murder rate per 100,000 (U.S.)

1990 9.4

1996 7.4


* 1997 estimate by the U.S. Bureau of the Census;
**as of July 1, 1997;
***percent of people 25 years and older who have completed four years of high school or more;


Today's figures are the most recent numbers available.

Sources: "1998 Statistical Abstract," "Historical Statistics of the U.S," and "U.S. Bureau of the Census."

Research by James Grant of The News-Sentinel

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