A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Indicator 1. Number of Young Adults

Population, by selected age groups: 1950 to 1992

____________________________________________________________________________           |          |  Total   |          |          |          |    Year   | Persons, | 14 to 24 | 14 to 17 |18 and 19 |20 and 21 | 22 to 24           | all ages |years old |years old |years old |years old |years old __________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________                         Number of persons (in thousands)  1950 .....   152,271     24,519      8,444      4,395      4,551      7,129 1955 .....   165,931     24,215      9,248      4,254      4,189      6,525 1960 .....   179,979     26,964     11,211      4,886      4,443      6,425 1965 .....   193,526     33,999     14,146      6,450      5,503      7,902 1970 .....   203,984     39,909     15,921      7,410      6,850      9,728 1975 .....   215,465     44,860     17,125      8,418      8,089     11,228 1979 ....    224,567     46,404     16,610      8,698      8,653     12,443  1980 .....   227,255     46,246     16,143      8,718      8,669     12,716 1981 .....   229,466     45,853     15,609      8,582      8,759     12,903 1982 .....   231,664     45,219     15,057      8,480      8,768     12,914 1983 .....   233,792     44,663     14,740      8,290      8,652     12,981 1984 .....   235,825     44,186     14,725      7,932      8,567     12,962 1985 .....   237,924     43,790     14,888      7,637      8,370     12,895  1986 .....   240,133     43,051     14,824      7,483      8,024     12,720 1987 .....   242,289     42,196     14,502      7,502      7,742     12,450 1988 .....   244,499     41,378     14,023      7,701      7,606     12,048 1989 .....   246,819     40,692     13,536      7,898      7,651     11,607 1990 .....   249,415     40,138     13,311      7,697      7,883     11,247 1991 .....   252,177     39,810     13,424      7,191      8,049     11,146 1992 .....   254,922     39,597     13,656      6,868      7,782     11,291                            Percentage of total population  1950 .....     100.0       16.1        5.5        2.9        3.0        4.7 1955 .....     100.0       14.6        5.6        2.6        2.5        3.9 1960 .....     100.0       15.0        6.2        2.7        2.5        3.6 1965 .....     100.0       17.6        7.3        3.3        2.8        4.1 1970 .....     100.0       19.6        7.8        3.6        3.4        4.8 1975 .....     100.0       20.8        7.9        3.9        3.8        5.2 1979 .....     100.0       20.7        7.4        3.9        3.9        5.5  1980 .....     100.0       20.3        7.1        3.8        3.8        5.6 1981 .....     100.0       20.0        6.8        3.7        3.8        5.6 1982 .....     100.0       19.5        6.5        3.7        3.8        5.6 1983 .....     100.0       19.1        6.3        3.5        3.7        5.6 1984 .....     100.0       18.7        6.2        3.4        3.6        5.5 1985 .....     100.0       18.4        6.3        3.2        3.5        5.4  1986 .....     100.0       17.9        6.2        3.1        3.3        5.3 1987 .....     100.0       17.4        6.0        3.1        3.2        5.1 1988 .....     100.0       16.9        5.7        3.1        3.1        4.9 1989 .....     100.0       16.5        5.5        3.2        3.1        4.7 1990 .....     100.0       16.1        5.3        3.1        3.2        4.5 1991 .....     100.0       15.8        5.3        2.9        3.2        4.4 1992 .....     100.0       15.5        5.4        2.7        3.1        4.4 

NOTE: Data for 1960 and later years are for resident population as of July 1 of the indicated year. Data for 1950 and 1955 are for total U.S. population as of July 1, including Alaska, Hawaii, and armed forces overseas. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, Population Estimates and Projections, nos.311, 519, 917, 1000, 1022, and 1095


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