U.S. population aged 0-14 year

In 2010 it was estimated that 20.2 percent of the population of the United States were 0–14 years old. In 2017 – 18.3 percent of the population of the U.S. were children and adolescents.

The proportion of people aged 14 and under (2000-2017)

GIF

U.S. population aged 0-14 years as a share of the total population, in % (2017)

Proportion of People aged 14

The counties with the highest percentage of young people aren’t all on the coasts.

The U.S. counties with the highest percentage of young people:

  1. Wade Hampton (Alaska) – 35.42%
  2. Todd (South Dakota) – 35.21%
  3. Buffalo (South Dakota) – 33.57%
  4. Shannon (South Dakota) – 31.90%
  5. Dewey (South Dakota) – 31.74%
  6. Corson (South Dakota) – 31.05%
  7. Northwest Arctic (Alaska) – 30.99%
  8. Sioux (North Dakota) – 30.83%
  9. Thurston (Nebraska) – 30.99%
  10. Gaines (Texas) – 30.83%
  11. Adams (Washington) – 30.39%
  12. Bethel (Alaska) – 30.38%
  13. Nome (Alaska) – 30.28%
  14. Benson (North Dakota) – 30.18%
  15. Duchesne (Utah) – 29.73%
  16. Morgan (Utah) – 29.70%
  17. Big Horn (Montana) – 29.16%
  18. Roosevelt (Montana) – 29.14%
  19. Menominee (Wisconsin) – 29.11%
  20. Rolette (North Dakota) – 28.74%

The U.S. counties with the lowest percentage of young people:

  1. Jeff Davis (Texas) – 4.30%
  2. Sumter (Florida) – 5.96%
  3. Forest (Pennsylvania) – 6.04%
  4. Aleutians East (Alaska) – 7.36%
  5. Lexington (Virginia) – 7.53%
  6. Sullivan (Pennsylvania) – 8.38%
  7. Issaquena (Mississipi) – 8.96%
  8. Pope (Illinois) – 9.18%
  9. Aleutians West (Alaska) – 9.40%
  10. Williamsburg (Virginia) – 9.41%
  11. Carton (New Mexico) – 9.73%
  12. Ontonagon (Michigan) – 9.74%
  13. Storey (Nevada) – 9.86%
  14. Charlotte (Florida) – 9.92%
  15. Jefferson (Washington) – 9.93%
  16. McCormick (South Carolina) – 10.07%
  17. Crowley (Colorado) – 10.09%
  18. San Juan (Colorado) – 10.21%
  19. Alcona (Michigan) – 10.29%

Related posts:
– The Age Structure of the United States 
Working Age Population in the U.S.
– Population 65 years an older by the U.S. county
– The oldest (85+) county populations in the U.S. (2000 – 2017)
– Leading minority group by U.S. county (1990 – 2017)
– Leading group by U.S. county (1990 – 2017)
– American Indian Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Asian Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Black Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Hispanic Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Non-Hispanic White Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Population Density
– Sex Ratio by U.S. County (2000 – 2017)

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