USA: Percent children

(measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division)
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USA: Population ages 0-14, percent of total

: For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 23.35 percent with a minimum of 18.71 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 30.8 percent in 1961. The latest value from 2018 is 18.71 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 187 countries is 27.54 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Total population below the age of 14 as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.
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