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Field Listing :: Median age
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.

Country Comparison Ranking

By Country Listing of the values for the Median age field
Country Median age
Afghanistan
total: 19 years
male: 19 years
female: 19.1 years (2018 est.)
Albania
total: 33.4 years
male: 32 years
female: 34.7 years (2018 est.)
Algeria
total: 28.3 years
male: 28 years
female: 28.7 years (2018 est.)
American Samoa
total: 26.1 years
male: 25.6 years
female: 26.5 years (2018 est.)
Andorra
total: 44.9 years
male: 45.1 years
female: 44.8 years (2018 est.)
Angola
total: 15.9 years
male: 15.4 years
female: 16.3 years (2018 est.)
Anguilla
total: 35.1 years
male: 33.2 years
female: 37 years (2018 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda
total: 32.2 years
male: 30.2 years
female: 33.8 years (2018 est.)
Argentina
total: 31.9 years
male: 30.7 years
female: 33.1 years (2018 est.)
Armenia
total: 35.6 years
male: 33.9 years
female: 37.4 years (2018 est.)
Aruba
total: 39.5 years
male: 37.8 years
female: 41.2 years (2018 est.)
Australia
total: 38.8 years
male: 38.1 years
female: 39.7 years (2018 est.)
Austria
total: 44.2 years
male: 42.9 years
female: 45.4 years (2018 est.)
Azerbaijan
total: 31.7 years
male: 30.2 years
female: 33.4 years (2018 est.)
Bahamas, The
total: 32.3 years
male: 31.1 years
female: 33.5 years (2018 est.)
Bahrain
total: 32.5 years
male: 34 years
female: 29.8 years (2018 est.)
Bangladesh
total: 27.1 years
male: 26.3 years
female: 27.8 years (2018 est.)
Barbados
total: 38.9 years
male: 37.8 years
female: 40.1 years (2018 est.)
Belarus
total: 40.3 years
male: 37.4 years
female: 43.3 years (2018 est.)
Belgium
total: 41.5 years
male: 40.3 years
female: 42.7 years (2018 est.)
Belize
total: 23.7 years
male: 23.2 years
female: 24.4 years (2018 est.)
Benin
total: 18.4 years
male: 18.1 years
female: 18.7 years (2018 est.)
Bermuda
total: 43.5 years
male: 41.5 years
female: 45.4 years (2018 est.)
Bhutan
total: 28.1 years
male: 28.6 years
female: 27.6 years (2018 est.)
Bolivia
total: 24.6 years
male: 23.9 years
female: 25.4 years (2018 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
total: 42.5 years
male: 40.9 years
female: 43.9 years (2018 est.)
Botswana
total: 24.9 years
male: 23.8 years
female: 26 years (2018 est.)
Brazil
total: 32.4 years
male: 31.5 years
female: 33.3 years (2018 est.)
British Virgin Islands
total: 36.7 years
male: 36.5 years
female: 36.9 years (2018 est.)
Brunei
total: 30.5 years
male: 30 years
female: 31 years (2018 est.)
Bulgaria
total: 43 years
male: 41.2 years
female: 44.9 years (2018 est.)
Burkina Faso
total: 17.4 years
male: 16.6 years
female: 18.2 years (2018 est.)
Burma
total: 28.5 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 29.4 years (2018 est.)
Burundi
total: 17.1 years
male: 16.8 years
female: 17.3 years (2018 est.)
Cabo Verde
total: 25.8 years
male: 25 years
female: 26.7 years (2018 est.)
Cambodia
total: 25.7 years
male: 24.9 years
female: 26.4 years (2018 est.)
Cameroon
total: 18.6 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 18.7 years (2018 est.)
Canada
total: 42.4 years
male: 41.1 years
female: 43.7 years (2018 est.)
Cayman Islands
total: 40.2 years
male: 39.5 years
female: 40.9 years (2018 est.)
Central African Republic
total: 19.8 years
male: 19.5 years
female: 20.1 years (2018 est.)
Chad
total: 15.8 years
male: 15.3 years
female: 16.3 years (2018 est.)
Chile
total: 34.8 years
male: 33.6 years
female: 36 years (2018 est.)
China
total: 37.7 years
male: 36.8 years
female: 38.8 years (2018 est.)
Colombia
total: 30.4 years
male: 29.4 years
female: 31.4 years (2018 est.)
Comoros
total: 20.2 years
male: 19.5 years
female: 20.8 years (2018 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
total: 18.8 years
male: 18.6 years
female: 19 years (2018 est.)
Congo, Republic of the
total: 19.6 years
male: 19.4 years
female: 19.8 years (2018 est.)
Cook Islands
total: 37.2 years
male: 36.7 years
female: 37.6 years (2018 est.)
Costa Rica
total: 31.7 years
male: 31.2 years
female: 32.2 years (2018 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire
total: 19.9 years
male: 20 years
female: 19.8 years (2018 est.)
Croatia
total: 43.3 years
male: 41.4 years
female: 45.3 years (2018 est.)
Cuba
total: 41.8 years
male: 40.2 years
female: 43.1 years (2018 est.)
Curacao
total: 36.3 years
male: 33.8 years
female: 39.6 years (2018 est.)
Cyprus
total: 37.2 years
male: 35.9 years
female: 38.7 years (2018 est.)
Czechia
total: 42.5 years
male: 41.2 years
female: 43.8 years (2018 est.)
Denmark
total: 41.9 years
male: 40.8 years
female: 42.9 years (2018 est.)
Djibouti
total: 24.2 years
male: 22.4 years
female: 25.7 years (2018 est.)
Dominica
total: 34 years
male: 33.5 years
female: 34.5 years (2018 est.)
Dominican Republic
total: 27.3 years
male: 27.1 years
female: 27.4 years (2018 est.)
Ecuador
total: 28.1 years
male: 27.3 years
female: 28.8 years (2018 est.)
Egypt
total: 23.9 years
male: 23.6 years
female: 24.3 years (2018 est.)
El Salvador
total: 27.6 years
male: 26.1 years
female: 29.1 years (2018 est.)
Equatorial Guinea
total: 19.9 years
male: 19.5 years
female: 20.4 years (2018 est.)
Eritrea
total: 19.9 years
male: 19.4 years
female: 20.4 years (2018 est.)
Estonia
total: 43 years
male: 39.7 years
female: 46.4 years (2018 est.)
Eswatini
total: 23.2 years
male: 22.2 years
female: 24 years (2018 est.)
Ethiopia
total: 18 years
male: 17.8 years
female: 18.2 years (2018 est.)
European Union
total: 43.2 years
male: 41.8 years
female: 44.6 years (2018 est.)
Faroe Islands
total: 37.6 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 38.2 years (2018 est.)
Fiji
total: 29.2 years
male: 29 years
female: 29.4 years (2018 est.)
Finland
total: 42.6 years
male: 41 years
female: 44.3 years (2018 est.)
France
total: 41.5 years
male: 39.7 years
female: 43.2 years (2018 est.)
French Polynesia
total: 32.4 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 32.6 years (2018 est.)
Gabon
total: 20.5 years
male: 20.8 years
female: 20.2 years (2018 est.)
Gambia, The
total: 21.3 years
male: 20.9 years
female: 21.6 years (2018 est.)
Gaza Strip
total: 17.4 years
male: 17.1 years
female: 17.8 years (2018 est.)
Georgia
total: 38.3 years
male: 35.5 years
female: 41.1 years (2018 est.)
Germany
total: 47.4 years
male: 46.2 years
female: 48.5 years (2018 est.)
Ghana
total: 21.2 years
male: 20.7 years
female: 21.7 years (2018 est.)
Gibraltar
total: 35 years
male: 34.1 years
female: 36 years (2018 est.)
Greece
total: 44.9 years
male: 43.8 years
female: 45.9 years (2018 est.)
Greenland
total: 34 years
male: 35 years
female: 32.9 years (2018 est.)
Grenada
total: 32.1 years
male: 32 years
female: 32.2 years (2018 est.)
Guam
total: 29.1 years
male: 28.4 years
female: 29.9 years (2018 est.)
Guatemala
total: 22.5 years
male: 22 years
female: 23.1 years (2018 est.)
Guernsey
total: 44 years
male: 42.7 years
female: 45.3 years (2018 est.)
Guinea
total: 19 years
male: 18.8 years
female: 19.3 years (2018 est.)
Guinea-Bissau
total: 17.8 years
male: 17.2 years
female: 18.5 years (2018 est.)
Guyana
total: 26.7 years
male: 26.3 years
female: 27 years (2018 est.)
Haiti
total: 23.3 years
male: 23.1 years
female: 23.6 years (2018 est.)
Honduras
total: 23.3 years
male: 23 years
female: 23.7 years (2018 est.)
Hong Kong
total: 44.8 years
male: 43.7 years
female: 45.5 years (2018 est.)
Hungary
total: 42.7 years
male: 40.8 years
female: 44.7 years (2018 est.)
Iceland
total: 36.7 years
male: 36.1 years
female: 37.3 years (2018 est.)
India
total: 28.1 years
male: 27.5 years
female: 28.9 years (2018 est.)
Indonesia
total: 30.5 years
male: 29.9 years
female: 31.1 years (2018 est.)
Iran
total: 30.8 years
male: 30.5 years
female: 31 years (2018 est.)
Iraq
total: 20.2 years
male: 20 years
female: 20.5 years (2018 est.)
Ireland
total: 37.1 years
male: 36.8 years
female: 37.5 years (2018 est.)
Isle of Man
total: 44.4 years
male: 43.4 years
female: 45.2 years (2018 est.)
Israel
total: 30.1 years
male: 29.5 years
female: 30.7 years (2018 est.)
Italy
total: 45.8 years
male: 44.7 years
female: 46.9 years (2018 est.)
Jamaica
total: 28.6 years
male: 27.8 years
female: 29.3 years (2018 est.)
Japan
total: 47.7 years
male: 46.4 years
female: 49.2 years (2018 est.)
Jersey
total: 37.7 years
male: 35.9 years
female: 40.2 years (2018 est.)
Jordan
total: 22.8 years
male: 23.2 years
female: 22.3 years (2018 est.)
Kazakhstan
total: 30.9 years
male: 29.7 years
female: 32.2 years (2018 est.)
Kenya
total: 20 years
male: 19.9 years
female: 20.2 years (2018 est.)
Kiribati
total: 25 years
male: 24.1 years
female: 25.8 years (2018 est.)
Korea, North
total: 34.2 years
male: 32.7 years
female: 35.8 years (2018 est.)
Korea, South
total: 42.3 years
male: 40.6 years
female: 44 years (2018 est.)
Kosovo
total: 29.6 years
male: 29.3 years
female: 29.9 years (2018 est.)
Kuwait
total: 29.4 years
male: 30.5 years
female: 27.6 years (2018 est.)
Kyrgyzstan
total: 26.8 years
male: 25.7 years
female: 27.9 years (2018 est.)
Laos
total: 23.4 years
male: 23 years
female: 23.7 years (2018 est.)
Latvia
total: 43.9 years
male: 40 years
female: 47.3 years (2018 est.)
Lebanon
total: 31.3 years
male: 30.7 years
female: 31.9 years (2018 est.)
Lesotho
total: 24.4 years
male: 24.4 years
female: 24.3 years (2018 est.)
Liberia
total: 17.8 years
male: 17.6 years
female: 18.1 years (2018 est.)
Libya
total: 29.4 years
male: 29.5 years
female: 29.2 years (2018 est.)
Liechtenstein
total: 43.4 years
male: 41.8 years
female: 44.8 years (2018 est.)
Lithuania
total: 44 years
male: 39.8 years
female: 47.4 years (2018 est.)
Luxembourg
total: 39.3 years
male: 38.7 years
female: 39.9 years (2018 est.)
Macau
total: 39.8 years
male: 39.9 years
female: 39.7 years (2018 est.)
Madagascar
total: 19.9 years
male: 19.7 years
female: 20.1 years (2018 est.)
Malawi
total: 16.6 years
male: 16.5 years
female: 16.8 years (2018 est.)
Malaysia
total: 28.7 years
male: 28.4 years
female: 29 years (2018 est.)
Maldives
total: 28.6 years
male: 28.4 years
female: 28.8 years (2018 est.)
Mali
total: 15.8 years
male: 15.2 years
female: 16.5 years (2018 est.)
Malta
total: 41.8 years
male: 40.6 years
female: 43.1 years (2018 est.)
Marshall Islands
total: 23.1 years
male: 23 years
female: 23.2 years (2018 est.)
Mauritania
total: 20.7 years
male: 19.7 years
female: 21.6 years (2018 est.)
Mauritius
total: 35.7 years
male: 34.5 years
female: 36.7 years (2018 est.)
Mexico
total: 28.6 years
male: 27.5 years
female: 29.7 years (2018 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of
total: 25.5 years
male: 24.7 years
female: 26.2 years (2018 est.)
Moldova
total: 37 years
male: 35.3 years
female: 38.9 years (2018 est.)
Monaco
total: 53.8 years
male: 52.4 years
female: 55.3 years (2018 est.)
Mongolia
total: 28.8 years
male: 28 years
female: 29.6 years (2018 est.)
Montenegro
total: 38.9 years
male: 37.4 years
female: 40.4 years (2018 est.)
Montserrat
total: 33.8 years
male: 33.1 years
female: 34.4 years (2018 est.)
Morocco
total: 29.7 years
male: 29 years
female: 30.3 years (2018 est.)
Mozambique
total: 17.3 years
male: 16.7 years
female: 17.8 years (2018 est.)
Namibia
total: 21.4 years
male: 20.7 years
female: 22.2 years (2018 est.)
Nauru
total: 26.7 years
male: 27.4 years
female: 25.8 years (2018 est.)
Nepal
total: 24.5 years
male: 23.2 years
female: 25.8 years (2018 est.)
Netherlands
total: 42.7 years
male: 41.6 years
female: 43.8 years (2018 est.)
New Caledonia
total: 32.3 years
male: 31.5 years
female: 33 years (2018 est.)
New Zealand
total: 38.1 years
male: 37.2 years
female: 39 years (2018 est.)
Nicaragua
total: 26.2 years
male: 25.3 years
female: 27.1 years (2018 est.)
Niger
total: 15.5 years
male: 15.4 years
female: 15.7 years (2018 est.)
Nigeria
total: 18.3 years
male: 18.1 years
female: 18.6 years (2018 est.)
North Macedonia
total: 38.2 years
male: 37.2 years
female: 39.3 years (2018 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands
total: 33.4 years
male: 32.4 years
female: 34.3 years (2018 est.)
Norway
total: 39.3 years
male: 38.6 years
female: 40 years (2018 est.)
Oman
total: 25.8 years
male: 26.8 years
female: 24.5 years (2018 est.)
Pakistan
total: 24.1 years
male: 24.1 years
female: 24.2 years (2018 est.)
Palau
total: 33.6 years
male: 32.8 years
female: 35.3 years (2018 est.)
Panama
total: 29.5 years
male: 29 years
female: 29.9 years (2018 est.)
Papua New Guinea
total: 23.4 years
male: 23.5 years
female: 23.4 years (2018 est.)
Paraguay
total: 28.7 years
male: 28.5 years
female: 28.9 years (2018 est.)
Peru
total: 28.4 years
male: 27.6 years
female: 29.1 years (2018 est.)
Philippines
total: 23.7 years
male: 23.3 years
female: 24.2 years (2018 est.)
Poland
total: 41.1 years
male: 39.4 years
female: 42.8 years (2018 est.)
Portugal
total: 43.7 years
male: 41.8 years
female: 45.6 years (2018 est.)
Puerto Rico
total: 42.2 years
male: 40.2 years
female: 43.9 years (2018 est.)
Qatar
total: 33.4 years
male: 34.6 years
female: 28.2 years (2018 est.)
Romania
total: 41.6 years
male: 40.2 years
female: 43 years (2018 est.)
Russia
total: 39.8 years
male: 36.9 years
female: 42.7 years (2018 est.)
Rwanda
total: 19.2 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 20 years (2018 est.)
Saint Barthelemy
total: 44.7 years
male: 44.6 years
female: 44.7 years (2018 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
total: 42.4 years
male: 42.4 years
female: 42.4 years (2018 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
total: 35.5 years
male: 35.7 years
female: 35.3 years (2018 est.)
Saint Lucia
total: 35.5 years
male: 34.3 years
female: 36.6 years (2018 est.)
Saint Martin
total: 32.8 years
male: 31.9 years
female: 33.7 years (2018 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
total: 47.2 years
male: 46.7 years
female: 47.7 years (2018 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
total: 34.2 years
male: 34.3 years
female: 34 years (2018 est.)
Samoa
total: 24.8 years
male: 24.5 years
female: 25.1 years (2018 est.)
San Marino
total: 44.7 years
male: 43.5 years
female: 45.7 years (2018 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe
total: 18.7 years
male: 18.3 years
female: 19.1 years (2018 est.)
Saudi Arabia
total: 29.9 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 27.2 years (2018 est.)
Senegal
total: 19 years
male: 18.1 years
female: 19.9 years (2018 est.)
Serbia
total: 42.8 years
male: 41.2 years
female: 44.5 years (2018 est.)
Seychelles
total: 35.8 years
male: 35.3 years
female: 36.5 years (2018 est.)
Sierra Leone
total: 19.1 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 19.7 years (2018 est.)
Singapore
total: 34.9 years
male: 34.8 years
female: 35.1 years (2018 est.)
Sint Maarten
total: 41.2 years
male: 39.8 years
female: 42.2 years (2018 est.)
Slovakia
total: 41 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 42.7 years (2018 est.)
Slovenia
total: 44.2 years
male: 42.7 years
female: 46 years (2018 est.)
Solomon Islands
total: 22.8 years
male: 22.6 years
female: 23.1 years (2018 est.)
Somalia
total: 18.2 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 18 years (2018 est.)
South Africa
total: 27.4 years
male: 27.2 years
female: 27.6 years (2018 est.)
South Sudan
total: 18.1 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 17.8 years (2018 est.)
Spain
total: 43.1 years
male: 41.9 years
female: 44.3 years (2018 est.)
Sri Lanka
total: 33.1 years
male: 31.8 years
female: 34.4 years (2018 est.)
Sudan
total: 17.9 years
male: 17.7 years
female: 18.1 years (2018 est.)
Suriname
total: 30.2 years
male: 29.8 years
female: 30.6 years (2018 est.)
Sweden
total: 41.1 years
male: 40.1 years
female: 42.2 years (2018 est.)
Switzerland
total: 42.5 years
male: 41.5 years
female: 43.5 years (2018 est.)
Syria
total: 24.5 years
male: 24 years
female: 25 years (2018 est.)
Taiwan
total: 41.3 years
male: 40.5 years
female: 42 years (2018 est.)
Tajikistan
total: 24.8 years
male: 24.2 years
female: 25.4 years (2018 est.)
Tanzania
total: 17.9 years
male: 17.6 years
female: 18.2 years (2018 est.)
Thailand
total: 38.1 years
male: 37 years
female: 39.2 years (2018 est.)
Timor-Leste
total: 19.1 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 19.7 years (2018 est.)
Togo
total: 19.9 years
male: 19.6 years
female: 20.1 years (2018 est.)
Tonga
total: 23.3 years
male: 22.9 years
female: 23.8 years (2018 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago
total: 36.6 years
male: 36.1 years
female: 37.1 years (2018 est.)
Tunisia
total: 32 years
male: 31.3 years
female: 32.5 years (2018 est.)
Turkey
total: 31.4 years
male: 30.9 years
female: 31.9 years (2018 est.)
Turkmenistan
total: 28.3 years
male: 27.8 years
female: 28.8 years (2018 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands
total: 33.8 years
male: 34.1 years
female: 33.5 years (2018 est.)
Tuvalu
total: 26 years
male: 25 years
female: 27.2 years (2018 est.)
Uganda
total: 15.9 years
male: 15.8 years
female: 16 years (2018 est.)
Ukraine
total: 40.8 years
male: 37.7 years
female: 43.9 years (2018 est.)
United Arab Emirates
total: 37.2 years
male: 39 years
female: 31.1 years (2018 est.)
United Kingdom
total: 40.5 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 41.7 years (2018 est.)
United States
total: 38.2 years
male: 37 years
female: 39.5 years (2018 est.)
Uruguay
total: 35.1 years
male: 33.3 years
female: 36.9 years (2018 est.)
Uzbekistan
total: 29.1 years
male: 28.5 years
female: 29.7 years (2018 est.)
Vanuatu
total: 22.3 years
male: 21.9 years
female: 22.7 years (2018 est.)
Venezuela
total: 28.7 years
male: 28 years
female: 29.4 years (2018 est.)
Vietnam
total: 30.9 years
male: 29.9 years
female: 32.1 years (2018 est.)
Virgin Islands
total: 41.3 years
male: 40.1 years
female: 42.2 years (2018 est.)
Wallis and Futuna
total: 32.8 years
male: 31.9 years
female: 34 years (2018 est.)
West Bank
total: 21.4 years
male: 21.2 years
female: 21.6 years (2018 est.)
Western Sahara
total: 21.5 years
male: 21 years
female: 21.9 years (2018 est.)
World
total: 30.6 years
male: 29.9 years
female: 31.4 years (2018 est.)
Yemen
total: 19.8 years
male: 19.6 years
female: 19.9 years (2018 est.)
Zambia
total: 16.8 years
male: 16.7 years
female: 16.9 years (2018 est.)
Zimbabwe
total: 20.2 years
male: 19.9 years
female: 20.4 years (2018 est.)