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The U.S. ranks 42nd in median age

According to the United Nations, in 2005 the median age in the United States was 36.1 years, which makes the United States rank forty-second in that category. Japan ranks first with a median age of 42.9 years.

Median Age.xlsx

  1. 25 October 2009 at 9:33 am

    >Japan ranks first

    Yes, Japan’s life-expectancy is the highest in the world.

  2. 2 November 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Interesting comparisons to UN tables sometimes include the CIA World Factbook and/or World Bank World Development Indicators. Wikipedia has a table entitled “List of Countries By Median Age” citing CIA World Factbook data of 2008 (the current World Factbook says that it has 2009 estimates, but does not have a rank order table for median age – so I use Wikipedia to save having to look at each country’s separate listing on the World Factbook Website). The table has 226 entries (plus a world mean of 28.4 years), with Monaco (at 45.7) above Japan (at 44.2), median country Turkey at 27.7, and Uganda at the bottom with 15. The USA (median age 36.7 on that table) ranks 57th out of the 226 on the total list. The current Census Website shows 2008 American Community Survey data – and gives 36.7 as the national median, with Maine (41.9) and Vermont (41.5) as oldest states, and Utah (28) as youngest…

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