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

Indicator 2: Population Projections of Young Persons

Figure 2. Percentage change in population projections of 14- to 24-year-olds, by age group and race/ethnicity: Various years, 2000 to 2020

Percentage change in population projections of 14- to 24-year-olds, by age group and race/ethnicity: Various years, 2000 to 2020
1Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2Hispanics may be of any race, except where indicated otherwise.
3Includes American Indians, Alaska Natives, and those of multiple race/ethnicities.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Interim United States Population Projections by Age, Race, and Hispanic origin, unpublished tabulations.

The number of young persons 14 to 24 years old is expected to increase between 2000 and 2020, reflecting growth in the number of minority youth. The population of Hispanic youth is projected to increase more rapidly than the population of Black youth. The number of White, non-Hispanic 14- to 17-year-olds and 18- to 24-year-olds is expected to decline between 2000 and 2020. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Hispanic 14- to 17-year-olds is expected to increase 34 percent and the number of Black youths of this age is projected to increase by 7 percent. Increases are also projected between 2010 and 2020: a 21 percent increase of Hispanic youth and a 1 percent increase of Black youth. The number of Hispanic 18- to 24-year olds is projected to increase by 18 percent between 2000 and 2010 and increase another 18 percent between 2010 and 2020. The number of Black youths of this age is expected to increase 20 percent between 2000 and 2010, but decrease by 8 percent between 2010 and 2020.


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