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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juvenile Population
Q: How is the juvenile population expected to change?
A: The youth population under age 18 is expected to grow 2% between 2015 and 2025, and 4% by 2030.

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  • Based on the latest population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2015 and 2025, the population of persons under age 18 is expected to increase 2%. In contrast, the population of persons ages 18 through 24 will decline 2%, persons ages 25 to 64 will increase 4, and the population of those ages 65 and older is expected to increase 38% by 2025.
  • The population of juvenile minorities will experience the most growth between 2015 and 2025. For example, the number of Asian, non-Hispanic juveniles will increase 19%, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders non-Hispanic juveniles 4%, while white, non-Hispanic juveniles will decline 5%. Juveniles of Hispanic ethnicity are expected to increase 9% by the middle of the next decade, and the number of multi-racial youth is expected to grow nearly 30% during this period.
  • By 2025, racial-ethnic minorities will account for 52% of the youth population under age 18, and 59% by year 2045.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01101.asp?qaDate=2014. Released on December 16, 2014.

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. "Projected Population by Single Year of Age (0-99, 100+), Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the United States: July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2060." Released December 2014. Web-based data files available at: http://www.census.gov/population/projections/data/national/2014/downloadablefiles.html. Retrieved December 10, 2014.


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