Working Age Population in the U.S.

The ten largest being the U.S., Russia, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Republic of Korea, Spain and Poland. But during the current decade (2007 – 2017) half of U.S. states lost prime working-age adults from 2007 to 2017. The total U.S. working-age population – 206 million.

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80 percent of U.S. counties, home to 149 million Americans, lost prime working-age adults from 2007 to 2017, and 65 percent will again over the next decade.

The U.S. Working-Aged Population

U.S. counties which have the highest percentages of the working-age population (2017):
1. Aleutians West (Alaska) – 84.03
2. Aleutians East (Alaska) – 83.62
3. Radford (Virginia) – 80.43
4. Whitman (Washington) – 77.19
5. Riley (Kansas) – 76.56
6. Crowley (Colorado) – 76.56
7. Harrisonburg (Virginia) – 76.50
8. Chattahoochee (Georgia) – 76.31
9. Lexington (Virginia) – 76.19
10. Athens (Ohio) – 76.56
11. Williamsburg (Virginia) – 76.50
12. Albany (Wyoming) – 76.31
13. Montgomery (Virginia) – 76.19
14. Garza (Texas) – 75.58
15. Story (Iowa) – 75.33
16. Walker (Texas) – 75.19
17. Clarke (Georgia) – 74.87
18. Issaquena (Mississippi) – 74.84
19. Monroe (Indiana) – 74.72
20. Arlington (Virginia) – 74.71

U.S. counties which have the lowest percentages of the working-age population (2017):
Sumter (Florida) – 37.10
La Paz (Arizona) – 46.43
Catron (New Mexico) – 49.90
Charlotte (Florida) – 50.63
Highlands (Florida) – 50.76
Sierra (New Mexico) – 51.11
Mc Pherson (South Dakota) – 51.44
Llano (Texas) – 51.77
Lancaster (Virginia) – 51.82
Citrus (Florida) – 51.91
Northumberland (Virginia) – 51.92
Sarasota (Florida) – 52.22
Keweenaw (Michigan) – 52.68
Hooker (Nebraska) – 52.82
Wheeler (Oregon) – 52.98
Hickory (Missouri) – 53.08
Jerauld (South Dakota) – 53.25
Esmeralsa (Nevada) – 53.29
Edwards (Texas) – 53.30
Piute (Utah) – 53.45

By 2037, 2/3 of U.S. counties will contain fewer prime working-age adults than they did in 1997, even though the nation will add 24 million prime working age adults and 99 million people in total over that equal period.

Related posts:
– The Age Structure of the United States
U.S. population aged 0-14 year (2000 -2017)
Population 65 years an older by the U.S. county (2000 – 2017)
– 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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