Fluoridation Growth

Fluoridation Growth by Population, US 1940-2012. See table below this image for detailed information of this chart

 

Fluoridation Growth Data Table

 

Fluoridation Growth Data Table
Year Receiving Fluoridated Water
(Natural)
Receiving Fluoridated Water
(Total)
Served by Community Water Systems

Total U.S. Population

Percentage of U.S. population receiving fluoridated water* Percentage of population served by community water systems receiving fluoridated water
2014 211,393,167 284,099,832 318,857,056 66.3 74.4
2012 210,655,401 282,534,910 313,914,040 67.1 74.6
2010 10,077,922 204,283,554 276,607,387 308,745,538 66.2 73.9
2008 8,805,304 195,545,109 269,911,707 304,059,724 64.3 72.4
2006 184,028,0381 265,794,2521 299,398,4842 61.5 69.21
2004 180,632,4811 262,690,0431 293,638,1582 61.5 68.81
2002 172,209,7351 255,434,2891 288,125,9732 59.0 67.31
2000 161,924,0801 249,671,2491 282,216,9522 57.4 65.81
1992 10,011,8613 144,217,4763 232,438,0003 256,894,0004 56.1 62.03
1990 250,132,0004
1989 135,256,7575 220,179,0005 247,342,0004 54.7 61.45
1988 132,422,0646 218,924,0006 245,021,0004 54.0 60.56
1985

9,005,2627

130,172,3347 211,730,8737 238,466,0004 54.6 61.57
1980 115,948,9468 227,726,0004 50.9
1975

10,711,0499

105,338,3439 215,973,0004 48.8
1970 205,052,0004
1969 8,378,82410 88,475,68410 202,677,0004 43.7
1967 10,009,00011 81,925,70011 198,712,0004 41.2
1965 9,775,10012 69,630,10012 152,192,00012 194,303,0004 35.8 45.8
1964 7,706,00013 56,069,10013 150,277,00013 191,889,0004 29.2 37.3
1963 189,242,0004 24.7
1962 186,538,0004 23.6
1961 183,691,0004 23.0
1960 180,671,0004 22.8
1959 177,830,0004 22.3
1958 174,882,0004 22.0
1957 171,984,0004 21.1
1956 168,903,0004 20.1
1955 165,931,0004 15.8
1954 163,026,0004 13.7
1953 160,184,0004 11.0
1952 157,553,0004 8.8
1951 154,878,0004 3.3
1950 152,271,0004
1949 149,188,0004
1948 146,631,0004
1947 144,126,0004
1946 141,389,0004
1945 139,928,0004
1940 132,122,0004

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Data Sources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Populations Receiving Optimally Fluoridated Public Drinking Water — United States, 1992–2006. MMWR 2008;57(no.27):737–741. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online from:  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5727a1.htm].
  2. U.S. Census Bureau. Annual Population Estimates, Estimated Components of Population Change and Rates of the Components of Population change for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006. Accessed on April 18, 2007. [Available online from: http://www.census.gov/popest/External].
  3. Fluoridation Census 1992. Division of Oral Health, National Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. September 1993. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1992.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–43M].
  4. Table HS-1. Population 1900 to 2002. U.S. Census Bureau. URL: http://www2.census.gov/library/publications/2004/compendia/statab/123ed/hist/hs-01.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–81K]External. Accessed July 14, 2005.
  5. Fluoridation Census Summary, 1989. Dental Disease Prevention Activity, National Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. July 1991. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1989.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–8M]].
  6. Fluoridation Census Summary, 1988. Dental Disease Prevention Activity, Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. February 1990. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1988.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–866K]].
  7. Fluoridation Census, 1985. Dental Disease Prevention Activity, Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Government Printing Office Publication #1988-535-439. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1985.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–42M]].
  8. Fluoridation Census, 1980. Dental Disease Prevention Activity, Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Government Printing Office Publication #1984-751-641, Region No. 4.
  9. Fluoridation Census, 1975. Dental Disease Prevention Activity, Bureau of State Services, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. U.S. Government Printing Office Publication #1977-740-116/3782, Region No. 4. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1975.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–7M]].
  10. Fluoridation Census, 1969. Division of Dental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Natural Fluoride Content of Community Water Supplies, Division of Dental Health, NOH, DHEW. U.S. Government Printing Office Publication #1970-0-380-791. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1969.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–5M]].
  11. Fluoridation Census, 1967. Division of Dental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. U.S. Government Printing Office Publication #1968-0-310-023. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1967.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–2.7M]].
  12. Fluoridation Census, 1965. Division of Dental Public Health and Resources, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Accessed on October 29, 2008. [Available online at: https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/pdf/statistics/1965.pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF–1.5M]]
  13. Annual Fluoridation Census Report: National, State and Community Experience 1963. Division of Dental Public Health and Resources, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW).

Note: Fluoridation Censuses originally published only as paper documents, including several referenced above, are available online in PDF format at  http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/statistics/reference_stats.htm. Archived paper copies were available for most, but not all, Fluoridation Censuses. The available copies were scanned and converted to PDFs.

* Estimates for percentage of U.S. population receiving fluoridated water were calculated differently for years before 1964, and since 1964. For years prior to 1964, the percentage was calculated by dividing the population receiving fluoridated water from systems adding fluoride (adjusted) by the total U.S. population. Since 1964, the percentage was calculated by dividing the population receiving fluoridated water from both adjusted and naturally fluoridated water systems by the total U.S. population.

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