United States Death Statistics

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* The numbers are for the year 2020

How Many Deaths in United States

United States death stats

Total deaths

Total number of residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,378,414
18.34%

Death rate

Death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of people per thousand who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
10.2536
17.89%

Population

Total number of residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
329,143,137
0.28%

Deaths per capita

Death per capita is calculated by dividing the total number of deaths by population.
0.0103
18.02%

Population growth

Population growth is calculated based on the difference of this year's population and the year before.
903,614

Average life expectancy

Life expectancy or average age of death is the average number of years a hypothetical group of people expect to live.
77.8
-1.27%

United States death comparison by year

United States Leading Causes of Death

United States Death Statistics by Cause

* Beside these major causes of death, 645,525 people died for other reasons.

Heart disease deaths

Any disorder that affects the heart; heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease.
662,003
0.45%

Cancer deaths

Malignant neoplasms; cancers. An abnormal mass of tissue that forms when cells grow and divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Malignant neoplasms can spread into, or invade, nearby tissues.
602,175
0.43%

Chronic lower respiratory diseases deaths

Chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) are diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the most common are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension.
157,480
0.32%

Stroke deaths

Cerebrovascular diseases including stroke. Cerebrovascular disease includes all disorders in which an area of the brain is temporarily or permanently affected by ischemia or bleeding and one or more of the cerebral blood vessels are involved in the pathological process. Cerebrovascular disease includes stroke, carotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations.
150,423
0.28%

Alzheimer's disease deaths

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
122,057
0.46%

Diabetes deaths

Diabetes mellitus or more commonly referred to as "diabetes" is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood.
88,067
0.48%

Poisoning deaths

Poisoning death occurs when an individual drinks, eats, breathes, injects, or touches enough of a hazardous substance to cause death.
76,029
0.31%

Kidney disease deaths

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis. Kidney disease or Nephrotic syndrome is a collection of symptoms that indicate kidney damage. Nephrotic syndrome is often caused by damage to small blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from the blood.
51,792
0.44%

Influenza and Pneumonia deaths

Influenza is often associated with either viral or secondary bacterial pneumonia. Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lungs that involves the lower respiratory tract including the small bronchi and air sacs.
49,937
0.31%

Suicide deaths

Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with any intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions.
47,653
0.30%

Homicide deaths

Homicide is the killing of one individual by another. Homicide is a general term and may refer to a noncriminal act of killing as well as the criminal act of murder.
19,196
0.29%

Liver disease deaths

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Chronic liver disease (CLD) is a progressive deterioration of liver functions for more than six months. Cirrhosis is when scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue. This stops the liver from working normally.
44,557
0.45%

Respiratory disease deaths

Other diseases of respiratory system. Respiratory disease is any of the diseases and disorders of the airways and the lungs that affect human respiration.
44,275
0.37%

Fall deaths

Total number of residents who died because of falling. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among adults age 65 and older.
40,890
0.40%

Firearm deaths

Total number of residents who died by a firearm.
39,897
0.48%

Septicemia deaths

Septicemia, or sepsis, is the clinical name for blood poisoning by bacteria. It is the body's most extreme response to an infection. Sepsis that progresses to septic shock has a death rate as high as 50%, depending on the type of organism involved.
38,611
0.47%

Car accident deaths

Motor vehicle traffic accidents. The total number of deaths caused by a crash involving a vehicle with an engine.
37,719
0.33%

Renal disease deaths

Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease. Renal hypertension puts stress and increased pressure on the kidney, and is a major cause of end-stage renal disease, also known as chronic renal disease, in the elderly.
36,670
0.40%

Parkinson's disease deaths

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination.
35,477
0.47%

HIV/AIDS deaths

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
5,063
0.38%

United States death comparison by cause of death

United States Deaths by Gender

How many female and male deaths in United States

Female deaths

Total number of female residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
1,633,475
18.28%

Female death rate

Female death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of female deaths per thousand female residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
9.7619
17.75%

Female population

Total number of female residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
167,125,766
0.33%

Male deaths

Total number of male residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
1,744,939
18.40%

Male death rate

Male death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of male deaths per thousand male residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
10.7610
18.03%

Male population

Total number of male residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
162,017,370
0.22%

United States death comparison by gender

United States Deaths by Race

How many deaths in United States for each race and ethnicity

White Caucasian deaths

Total number of White or Caucasian residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
2,840,458
18.34%

African Americans deaths

Total number of Black or African American residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
419,253
18.32%

Asians deaths

Total number of Asian or Pacific Islander residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
93,737
18.45%

Native Americans deaths

Total number of American Indian or Alaska Native residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
24,966
18.22%

White Caucasian death rate

White Caucasian death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of Caucasian deaths per thousand Caucasian residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
11.0943
17.88%

African Americans death rate

Black or African American death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of African American deaths per thousand African American residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
8.9693
17.95%

Asians death rate

Asian or Pacific Islander death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of Asian deaths per thousand Asian residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
4.2794
17.96%

Native Americans death rate

American Indian or Alaska Native death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of Native Americans deaths per thousand Native Americans residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
5.1930
17.67%

White Caucasian population

Total number of White or Caucasian residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
255,758,170
0.28%

African Americans population

Total number of Black or African American residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
46,703,905
0.22%

Asians population

Total number of Asian or Pacific Islander residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
21,879,547
0.30%

Native Americans population

Total number of American Indian or Alaska Native residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
4,801,515
0.34%

United States death comparison by race

United States Death Statistics by Hispanic Origin

How many Hispanic or Latino deaths in United States

* There is a small number of deaths, 8,213 deaths , which their Hispanic origin were not recorded.

Hispanic or Latino deaths

Total number of Hispanic or Latino residents who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
251,401
18.36%

Hispanic or Latino death rate

Hispanic or Latino death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of Hispanic or Latino deaths per thousand Hispanic or Latino residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
4.1385
18.02%

Hispanic or Latino population

Total number of Hispanic or Latino residents in a particular area during a particular period of time.
60,699,258
0.21%

Not Hispanic or Latino deaths

Total number of residents with no Hispanic or Latino origin who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,118,800
18.34%

Not Hispanic or Latino death rate

Not Hispanic or Latino death rate, mortality rate, or crude death rate is the number of deaths with no Hispanic or Latino origin per thousand residents with no Hispanic or Latino origin in a particular area during a particular period of time.
11.6063
17.88%

Not Hispanic or Latino population

Total number of residents with no Hispanic or Latino origin in a particular area during a particular period of time.
268,428,498
0.28%

United States death comparison by Hispanic origin

United States Deaths by Age

How many deaths in United States for age groups

* There is a small number of deaths, 174 deaths , with no stated age.

Infant Mortality Rate

The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. Infant mortality is the death of an infant before their first birthday.
5.58
0.00%

Less than 1 year old deaths

Total number of residents younger than 1 year old who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
21,185
1.26%

1 to 4 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 1 to 4 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
3,703
0.73%

5 to 14 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 5 to 14 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
5,525
0.51%

15 to 24 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 15 to 24 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
30,787
3.41%

25 to 34 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 25 to 34 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
62,334
5.33%

35 to 44 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 35 to 44 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
88,876
7.10%

45 to 54 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 45 to 54 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
173,765
8.34%

55 to 64 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 55 to 64 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
420,527
12.16%

65 to 74 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 65 to 74 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
660,475
18.88%

75 to 44 years old deaths

Total number of residents between the age of 75 to 84 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
835,715
21.47%

Older than 85 years old deaths

Total number of residents older than 85 who die in a particular area during a particular period of time.
1,075,348
23.07%

United States death comparison by age

Notes:

  • All the numbers and dates are based on Pacific Time (PT) which is Thursday September 23, 2021 07:24:43 AM now.
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