Median Age In U.S. Hits An All-Time High
The population in our country is constantly growing! It is now older than ever!
The median age in the US reached an all-time high in 2022. It is now 38.9 years of age! That increases by about 3.5 years since 2000! So every year, it has gone up 0.2 in the past alone.
What does this mean? Well last year, more births happened in the US than deaths. That’s a positive. But it still wasn’t enough to shift the pattern, according to the Census Bureau estimates. The Census also showed that the birth rate has declined in the past years. During the pandemic, there was a big drop, with a very minimal increase the year after the pandemic.
So how do we fix it? Kristie Wilder, who’s a demographer with the Census Bureau said to CNN, “Without a rapidly growing young population, the US median age will likely continue its slow but steady rise.”
And the results from the Census also show that there’s growing diversity in the US population!
We have more on this story and other stories in today’s edition of a Few Things You Should Know!
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