How many people are there age 13-24 in the UK and in the US?
We researched population demographic data, to determine the size of the population in the United States, and the United Kingdom, between the ages of thirteen and twenty-four.
Census data did not directly indicate the total number of individuals aged 13-24 in the United States. To extrapolate the correct total population within the indicated age range, we identified a research report indicating 25 million 12-17 year olds, and 30.8 million 18-24 year olds in the U.S. as of July 1, 2016. The total of these two age categories is 55.8 million. To correctly calculate individuals aged 13-24, we needed to remove the total number of individuals aged 12 years old from our previous total of 55.8 million. According to census data, there were 4,139,596 individuals 12 years of age, or 1.28%, of the total U.S. population, which was 323,405,935, according to our source data, adjusted to the date of July 1, 2016. To finalize our calculation we then subtracted 4,139,596 from our previously calculated total of 12-24 year olds, or 55.8 million, to arrive at a total of 51,660,404 individuals aged 13-24 in the United States, as of July 1, 2016.
In the United Kingdom, population data is published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS provides downloadable population statistics on its website. We downloaded the available dataset for mid-2016. We extracted age and population data from the report section titled "Table 3. Population estimates for the UK, by sex and single year of age, Mid-1971 to Mid-2016 ALL PERSONS" as follows, each data point consisting of age and population, respectively: 13: 703,991, 14: 693,304, 15: 713,265, 16: 732,627, 17: 757,787, 18: 771,671, 19: 803,577, 20: 813,795, 21: 820,603, 22: 855,164, 23: 866,757, 24: 897,432. We then calculated the sum total of all data points. The number of individuals aged 13-24 residing in the United Kingdom was 9,429,973, as of mid-2016, the most recent year data was available within the specified age range.
We researched the total number of individuals aged 13-24 residing in the United States and the United Kingdom. Our findings were based on the most recent data available.