Median age: total: 21.2 years
male: 20.8 years
female: 21.6 years (2020 est.)
Definition: This entry is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Niger and Uganda to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.
Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on Saturday, September 18, 2021