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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 1: Number of Young Persons

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Table 1. Population, by age group: Various years, 1960 to 2002
YearTotal population, all agesTotal, 14 to 24
years old
14 to 17
years old
18 and 19
years old
20 and 21
years old
22 to 24
years old
 Number of persons, in thousands
1960179,97926,96411,2114,8864,4436,425
1965193,52633,99914,1466,4505,5037,902
1970203,98439,90915,9217,4106,8509,728
1975215,46544,86017,1258,4188,08911,228
1980227,22546,24616,1438,7188,66912,716
1985237,92443,79014,8887,6378,37012,895
1990249,62340,18213,3297,7027,88611,264
1991252,98139,93313,4917,2088,02911,205
1992256,51439,91213,7756,9497,79711,391
1993259,91940,07114,0966,9857,33311,657
1994263,12640,34114,6377,0477,07111,585
1995266,27840,49515,0137,1827,10311,197
1996269,39440,71815,4437,3997,16110,715
1997272,64741,24815,7697,5697,30910,601
1998275,85441,88815,8297,8927,52010,647
1999279,04042,69216,0078,0947,68310,908
2000282,22443,39516,0968,1597,97911,161
2001285,31844,05216,2048,1378,23011,481
2002288,36944,70616,3658,1288,26411,949
 Percent of total population
1960100.015.06.22.72.53.6
1965100.017.67.33.32.84.1
1970100.019.67.83.63.44.8
1975100.020.87.93.93.85.2
1980100.020.47.13.83.85.6
1985100.018.46.33.23.55.4
1990100.016.15.33.13.24.5
1991100.015.85.32.83.24.4
1992100.015.65.42.73.04.4
1993100.015.45.42.72.84.5
1994100.015.35.62.72.74.4
1995100.015.25.62.72.74.2
1996100.015.15.72.72.74.0
1997100.015.15.82.82.73.9
1998100.015.25.72.92.73.9
1999100.015.35.72.92.83.9
2000100.015.45.72.92.84.0
2001100.015.45.72.92.94.0
2002100.015.55.72.82.94.1
NOTE: Data are for resident population as of July 1 of the indicated year. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, Population Estimates and Projections, various years, and unpublished tabulations.

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