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

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.