1.02 Age Distribution

This page includes data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) on the age distribution of the population. A larger share of children in a population is an indicator of a family-friendly community and a vibrant, growing workforce. Conversely, a larger share of seniors in a population is an indicator of a community with greater health care needs and more people exiting the workforce and becoming economically dependent on the working-age population.

Sources

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates
(http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml)

U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Easy Access to Juvenile Populations

Notes

Most of the data are based on Census Population Estimates, with the exception of the 2006 county-level data, which are based on a combination of Census Population Estimates and data from the OJJDP on the population under age 18.