The median age of Americans increases to 37.2 years
America is also getting older
The U.S. population is aging. The median age of Americans - the median age is the age around which the population of a country is divided into two equal parts, the youngest and the oldest - stood at 37.2 years, or more than 40 years seven states, according to Census Bureau statistics released Thursday.
Aging has extended nearly two years the median age of Americans rose from 35.3 years in 2000 to 37.2 years in 2010. In France, according to Insee, the median age was 38.3 years in 2010 for men and women.
The 45 to 64 years who are part of the population that has increased the most (over 30%) now represent over 25% of the U.S. population (81.5 million). since 2000.
The more than 65 years (40.3 million people) have also experienced rapid growth (15%) and now represent 13% of the population.
The 18-44 age group accounted for 36.5% of the population is 112.8 million people.
Persons under 18 years (24% and 74.2 million people) are Poarta of the population increased less rapidly.
Seven states have a median age of 40 years and older. This is especially Florida (40.7 years): Maine (42.7), Vermont (41.5), West Virginia (41.3), New Hampshire (41.1), Pennsylvania (40 , 1) and Connecticut (40).
Divided by gender, the U.S. population of 157 million women (50.8%) and 151.8 million men (49.2%) but the growth rate of the male population is slightly higher than the female population (9.9% against 9.5%).