Los Angeles (USA) – The Hispanic population, with an average age of 30, is the youngest in the United States of America, according to a new analysis of the 2020 census data released this Thursday and which reports that one in four children is Latino.
A US Census Bureau study shows that the average age of Hispanics is eight years younger than the average age of Americans (38.8) and eleven years younger than the non-Hispanic population (41.1).
The median age of Hispanics has increased compared to the 2010 census, when the median was 27.3 years, according to this analysis.
Generally between 2010 and 2020, the median age in the US rose from 37.2 to 38.8 years due to the increase of the older population, the Census noted in its report.
In the United States, the population aged 65 and older grew by more than a third between 2010 and 2020. In 2020 there were 55.8 million people aged 65 and older, up 38.6 percent from 40.3 million in 2010.
In contrast, the population of children under 18 years of age decreased between 2010 and 2020, from 74.2 million to 73.1 million, respectively.
However, this decline was not seen among Hispanic children. The data shows that 1 in 4 children, 25.7% (18.8 million), were of Hispanic origin in 2020, up from 23.1% (17.1 million) in 2010.
Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida are the states that show the greatest growth in percentage points of Hispanic children during that period, the report highlighted.
On the other hand, in three of the five states (Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island), the number of children decreased between 2010 and 2020.
New Jersey added more than 100,000 Hispanic children over the decade, while Florida experienced the largest growth of any state, adding more than a quarter million Hispanic children to its population between 2010 and 2020.