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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juvenile Population
Q: Within States, how is the juvenile population expected to change?
A: Between 2005 and 2015, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida will experience the largest percent increases in their juvenile populations.

Projected percent change in population by age, 2005-2015

State Total 0-17 18-24 25-64 65 & over
United States
9.1%
4.6%
2.9%
8.0%
27.5%
Alabama
3.0
-2.1
-3.2
1.5
22.8
Alaska
10.8
8.7
-7.0
8.4
70.5
Arizona
27.7
23.4
19.3
24.8
54.4
Arkansas
6.9
4.4
-2.3
5.7
22.4
California
11.3
3.8
9.1
10.9
34.0
Colorado
9.3
8.9
0.1
6.2
37.7
Connecticut
3.8
-3.7
4.6
2.7
20.4
Delaware
10.8
5.1
-1.8
9.7
34.8
District of Columbia
-8.1
-4.8
4.0
-12.8
-3.2
Florida
21.1
15.3
10.1
20.1
37.0
Georgia
14.6
13.5
10.7
11.6
38.7
Hawaii
8.6
7.7
4.3
3.6
33.0
Idaho
15.8
12.4
-8.0
17.5
38.7
Illinois
3.1
-0.5
-2.0
2.7
16.9
Indiana
4.3
1.1
1.7
3.0
18.3
Iowa
1.8
-1.9
-8.5
2.1
13.5
Kansas
3.7
0.8
-7.1
3.8
17.2
Kentucky
4.5
0.2
-0.7
3.2
22.7
Louisiana
3.1
-0.8
-10.0
3.1
23.1
Maine
5.3
-4.7
-16.5
6.3
29.9
Maryland
10.9
7.4
6.2
9.2
30.3
Massachusetts
3.7
-3.4
7.2
2.3
19.5
Michigan
3.8
-3.0
-1.1
4.0
21.0
Minnesota
9.5
5.7
-4.8
10.5
25.5
Mississippi
3.4
-2.4
-7.6
4.1
22.3
Missouri
5.3
1.2
-3.6
5.2
19.8
Montana
7.1
0.3
-18.5
7.7
34.5
Nebraska
2.5
2.0
-8.9
1.4
16.4
Nevada
30.0
26.7
28.7
25.9
58.4
New Hampshire
10.8
2.0
-3.1
11.0
37.6
New Jersey
5.8
0.0
2.3
5.3
20.9
New Mexico
7.3
-0.6
-13.5
6.6
43.4
New York
1.5
-5.5
0.2
1.0
17.3
North Carolina
15.0
13.3
21.3
10.8
32.5
North Dakota
-0.1
-7.1
-9.2
0.7
15.2
Ohio
1.4
-3.4
-5.1
1.1
16.1
Oklahoma
4.0
2.8
-5.0
2.4
19.2
Oregon
11.6
8.5
-1.6
10.7
31.6
Pennsylvania
2.3
-3.6
-3.2
2.6
13.3
Rhode Island
4.9
-3.0
9.3
4.6
16.1
South Carolina
9.5
2.3
4.7
7.1
37.7
South Dakota
3.3
0.5
-15.3
4.6
17.0
Tennessee
9.0
6.2
6.8
5.8
29.6
Texas
16.7
16.8
4.5
15.3
37.2
Utah
15.1
13.1
7.9
14.6
35.8
Vermont
6.7
-5.9
-4.4
6.4
38.0
Virginia
12.1
8.5
11.8
8.4
37.6
Washington
12.0
4.7
3.0
11.7
37.4
West Virginia
0.2
-4.9
-11.8
-0.8
17.9
Wisconsin
5.9
0.7
-8.5
7.0
22.3
Wyoming
4.1
-2.9
-25.3
4.5
40.1

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  • More than one-third of the States are expected to experience a decline in their juvenile populations between 2005 and 2015. The States with the largest projected declines are North Dakota, Vermont, New York, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maine.
  • Between 2005 and 2015, the population of persons ages 65 and older in the U.S. population will increase 28%. All States (excluding the District of Columbia) are expected to see increases in their senior citizen populations—most will experience large increases. The increase in the senior citizen population is projected to outpace the increase in the juvenile population in all states.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/population/qa01102.asp?qaDate=2005. Released on September 22, 2006.

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. Interim Projections of the Population by Selected Age Groups for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2030 Table B1. [machine-readable data files]. Released on April 21, 2005. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Bureau of the Census.

 

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