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Table 2. Population estimates and projections for 14- to 24-year-olds, by age group and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 2005 through 2025
 
  Population (in millions)   Percent change
Age group and race/ethnicity 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025   2005 to 2015 2015 to 2025 2005 to 2025
Total, all ages 295.8 309.6 325.5 341.4 357.5   10.1 9.8 20.9
                   
Total, ages 14 to 24 46.5 47.1 47.9 48.9 51.4   3.0 7.4 10.6
14 to 17 17.1 16.6 17.0 18.0 18.9   -0.5 11.0 10.5
18 to 24 29.4 30.6 30.9 30.8 32.6   5.0 5.4 10.7
                   
White, ages 14 to 24 28.6 27.9 26.3 25.5 25.7   -7.7 -2.6 -10.1
14 to 17 10.5 9.6 9.2 9.3 9.3   -12.3 1.7 -10.8
18 to 24 18.1 18.3 17.2 16.2 16.3   -5.1 -4.8 -9.7
                   
Black, ages 14 to 24 6.8 7.0 6.7 6.4 6.6   -0.1 -2.4 -2.4
14 to 17 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.4   -11.2 4.9 -6.9
18 to 24 4.1 4.5 4.4 4.1 4.2   6.9 -6.1 0.3
                   
Hispanic, ages 14 to 24 8.0 8.9 11.0 12.6 14.4   36.7 31.1 79.3
14 to 17 2.9 3.3 4.1 4.8 5.4   42.4 30.3 85.6
18 to 24 5.1 5.7 6.9 7.8 9.0   33.5 31.7 75.7
                   
Asian, ages 14 to 24 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7   20.9 23.9 49.9
14 to 17 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0   27.1 23.5 57.0
18 to 24 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8   17.8 24.1 46.2
                   
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, ages 14 to 24 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1   -2.1 14.0 11.6
14 to 17 # # # # #   -4.0 22.5 17.6
18 to 24 0.1 0.1 # # 0.1   -1.1 9.4 8.2
                   
American Indian/Alaska Native, ages 14 to 24 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4   -9.2 5.9 -3.8
14 to 17 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2   -17.3 18.9 -1.7
18 to 24 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3   -4.2 -0.9 -5.1
                   
Two or more races, ages 14 to 24 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5   39.5 34.4 87.4
14 to 17 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6   39.1 29.9 80.7
18 to 24 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9   39.7 37.5 92.1
# Rounds to zero.                  
NOTE: Data for 2005 and 2010 are estimates; data for 2015 through 2025 are projected. Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2005 and 2010 Population estimates retrieved May 3, 2011, from
http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2009-nat-res.html; and 2008 National Population Projections by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, unpublished tabulations.

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