Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Fluoridation Statistics 1992

Status of Water Fluoridation in the United States

Data current as of 12/31/92.

Total U.S. Population—1992 Estimate 258,544,000
U.S. Population on Public Water Supply Systems—per 1992 EPA data 232,438,000
U.S. Population Not Served by Public Water Supply Systems—per 1992 EPA data 26,106,000

 

Total No. of Public Water Supply Systems—per 1992 EPA data 59,158
No. of Systems with population less than 100 18,273
No. of Systems with population between 101–500 18,238
No. of Systems with population between 501–1000 6,307
No. of Systems with population over 1,000 15,487

 

Total No. of Public Water Supply Systems that are Fluoridating—1992 Fluoridation Census 10,567

 

Total No. of Fluoridated Communities—1992 Fluoridation Census 10,496
Adjusted
8,572
Natural 1,924

Percentage of U.S. Population Receiving Fluoridated Water 
(134.6 M + 10.0 M) divided by 258.5 = 55.9%

Percentage of Total U.S. Population on Public Water Supply Systems Receiving Fluoridated Water 
(134.6 M + 10.0 M) divided by 232.4 = 62.2%

Percentage—Small Systems
Small water systems (<500 population) comprise 62.2% of U.S. community water systems, but serve 2.3% of the population on public water supply systems.

Percentage—Large Systems
Large water systems (>100,000 population) comprise 0.6% of community water systems, but serve 44.8% of the population on public water supply systems.

Top of Page

 
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Division of Oral Health
    Mail Stop F-80
    4770 Buford Highway NE
    Atlanta, GA 30341
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    8am-8pm ET/Monday-Friday
    Closed Holidays
  • CDC-INFO
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #