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.

Country
Median age(years)
 
Afghanistan total: 17.6 years
male: 17.6 years
female: 17.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Albania total: 29.9 years
male: 29.3 years
female: 30.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Algeria total: 26.6 years
male: 26.3 years
female: 26.8 years (2009 est.)
 
American Samoa total: 23.1 years
male: 23 years
female: 23.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Andorra total: 39.4 years
male: 39.7 years
female: 39.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Angola total: 18 years
male: 18 years
female: 18 years (2009 est.)
 
Anguilla total: 32.6 years
male: 31.5 years
female: 33.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Antigua and Barbuda total: 29.7 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 31.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Argentina total: 30 years
male: 29 years
female: 31 years (2009 est.)
 
Armenia total: 31.5 years
male: 28.8 years
female: 34.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Aruba total: 37.8 years
male: 36 years
female: 39.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Australia total: 37.3 years
male: 36.6 years
female: 38.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Austria total: 42.2 years
male: 41.1 years
female: 43.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Azerbaijan total: 28.2 years
male: 26.6 years
female: 30 years (2009 est.)
 
Bahamas, The total: 28.7 years
male: 27.9 years
female: 29.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Bahrain total: 30.1 years
male: 33.2 years
female: 26.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Bangladesh total: 23.3 years
male: 22.9 years
female: 23.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Barbados total: 35.8 years
male: 34.7 years
female: 36.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Belarus total: 38.6 years
male: 35.6 years
female: 41.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Belgium total: 41.7 years
male: 40.4 years
female: 43 years (2009 est.)
 
Belize total: 20.4 years
male: 20.3 years
female: 20.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Benin total: 17.2 years
male: 16.8 years
female: 17.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Bermuda total: 41.3 years
male: 39.9 years
female: 42.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Bhutan total: 23.9 years
male: 24.5 years
female: 23.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Bolivia total: 21.9 years
male: 21.3 years
female: 22.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina total: 39.8 years
male: 38.7 years
female: 41 years (2009 est.)
 
Botswana total: 21.7 years
male: 21.5 years
female: 21.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Brazil total: 28.6 years
male: 27.8 years
female: 29.3 years (2009 est.)
 
British Virgin Islands total: 32.3 years
male: 32.4 years
female: 32.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Brunei total: 27.8 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 27.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Bulgaria total: 41.4 years
male: 39.2 years
female: 43.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Burkina Faso total: 16.8 years
male: 16.6 years
female: 17 years (2009 est.)
 
Burma total: 28.2 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 28.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Burundi total: 16.7 years
male: 16.5 years
female: 17 years (2009 est.)
 
Cambodia total: 22.1 years
male: 21.4 years
female: 22.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Cameroon total: 19.2 years
male: 19 years
female: 19.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Canada total: 40.4 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 41.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Cape Verde total: 21.1 years
male: 20.4 years
female: 21.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Cayman Islands total: 38.1 years
male: 37.7 years
female: 38.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Central African Republic total: 18.8 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 19.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Chad total: 16.5 years
male: 15.3 years
female: 17.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Chile total: 31.4 years
male: 30.4 years
female: 32.4 years (2009 est.)
 
China total: 34.1 years
male: 33.5 years
female: 34.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Colombia total: 27.1 years
male: 26.1 years
female: 28 years (2009 est.)
 
Comoros total: 18.8 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 19.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total: 16.4 years
male: 16.2 years
female: 16.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Congo, Republic of the total: 16.8 years
male: 16.6 years
female: 17.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Cook Islands total: 30.5 years
male: 29.8 years
female: 31.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Costa Rica total: 27.5 years
male: 27.1 years
female: 28 years (2009 est.)
 
Cote d'Ivoire total: 19.2 years
male: 19.4 years
female: 19.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Croatia total: 41 years
male: 39.1 years
female: 42.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Cuba total: 37.3 years
male: 36.6 years
female: 38 years (2009 est.)
 
Cyprus total: 35.5 years
male: 34.5 years
female: 36.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Czech Republic total: 40.1 years
male: 38.6 years
female: 41.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Denmark total: 40.5 years
male: 39.6 years
female: 41.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Djibouti total: 18.1 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 17.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Dominica total: 29.8 years
male: 29.4 years
female: 30.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Dominican Republic total: 24.9 years
male: 24.8 years
female: 25.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Ecuador total: 25 years
male: 24.4 years
female: 25.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Egypt total: 24.8 years
male: 24.4 years
female: 25.2 years (2009 est.)
 
El Salvador total: 22.5 years
male: 21.3 years
female: 23.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Equatorial Guinea total: 18.9 years
male: 18.3 years
female: 19.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Eritrea total: 18.4 years
male: 18 years
female: 18.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Estonia total: 39.9 years
male: 36.5 years
female: 43.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Ethiopia total: 16.9 years
male: 16.6 years
female: 17.2 years (2009 est.)
 
European Union note - see individual country entries of member states (2009 est.)
 
Faroe Islands total: 36.9 years
male: 36.3 years
female: 37.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Fiji total: 25.5 years
male: 25 years
female: 26 years (2009 est.)
 
Finland total: 42.1 years
male: 40.5 years
female: 43.7 years (2009 est.)
 
France total: 39.4 years
male: 38 years
female: 40.9 years (2009 est.)
 
French Polynesia total: 29.1 years
male: 29.4 years
female: 28.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Gabon total: 18.6 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 18.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Gambia, The total: 17.9 years
male: 17.8 years
female: 18.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Gaza Strip total: 17.4 years
male: 17.2 years
female: 17.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Georgia total: 38.6 years
male: 36.1 years
female: 41 years (2009 est.)
 
Germany total: 43.8 years
male: 42.6 years
female: 45.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Ghana total: 20.7 years
male: 20.5 years
female: 21 years (2009 est.)
 
Gibraltar total: 40.5 years
male: 39.9 years
female: 41 years (2009 est.)
 
Greece total: 41.8 years
male: 40.7 years
female: 42.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Greenland total: 33.5 years
male: 34.9 years
female: 31.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Grenada total: 22.8 years
male: 23.3 years
female: 22.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Guam total: 29.1 years
male: 28.8 years
female: 29.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Guatemala total: 19.4 years
male: 18.9 years
female: 20 years (2009 est.)
 
Guernsey total: 42.5 years
male: 41.4 years
female: 43.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Guinea total: 18.5 years
male: 18.2 years
female: 18.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Guinea-Bissau total: 19.3 years
male: 18.7 years
female: 19.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Guyana total: 28.7 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 29.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Haiti total: 20.2 years
male: 19.8 years
female: 20.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Honduras total: 20.3 years
male: 20 years
female: 20.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Hong Kong total: 42.3 years
male: 41.9 years
female: 42.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Hungary total: 39.4 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 42 years (2009 est.)
 
Iceland total: 35.1 years
male: 34.6 years
female: 35.6 years (2009 est.)
 
India total: 25.3 years
male: 24.9 years
female: 25.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Indonesia total: 27.6 years
male: 27.1 years
female: 28.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Iran total: 27 years
male: 26.8 years
female: 27.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Iraq total: 20.4 years
male: 20.3 years
female: 20.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Ireland total: 35 years
male: 34.2 years
female: 35.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Isle of Man total: 40.2 years
male: 39 years
female: 41.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Israel total: 29.1 years
male: 28.4 years
female: 29.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Italy total: 43.3 years
male: 41.8 years
female: 44.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Jamaica total: 23.7 years
male: 23.1 years
female: 24.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Japan total: 44.2 years
male: 42.4 years
female: 46.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Jersey total: 42.9 years
male: 42.1 years
female: 43.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Jordan total: 24.3 years
male: 25 years
female: 23.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Kazakhstan total: 29.6 years
male: 28.1 years
female: 31.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Kenya total: 18.7 years
male: 18.6 years
female: 18.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Kiribati total: 20.8 years
male: 20.3 years
female: 21.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Korea, North total: 33.5 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 34.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Korea, South total: 37.3 years
male: 36 years
female: 38.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Kosovo total: 25.9 years
male: 25.4 years
female: 26.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Kuwait total: 26.2 years
male: 28.1 years
female: 22.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Kyrgyzstan total: 24.4 years
male: 23.6 years
female: 25.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Laos total: 19.3 years
male: 19 years
female: 19.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Latvia total: 40.1 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 43.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Lebanon total: 29.3 years
male: 28 years
female: 30.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Lesotho total: 21.4 years
male: 20.9 years
female: 22 years (2009 est.)
 
Liberia total: 18 years
male: 17.9 years
female: 18.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Libya total: 23.9 years
male: 24 years
female: 23.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Liechtenstein total: 41 years
male: 40.4 years
female: 41.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Lithuania total: 39.3 years
male: 36.8 years
female: 41.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Luxembourg total: 39.2 years
male: 38.2 years
female: 40.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Macau total: 35.2 years
male: 35.9 years
female: 34.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Macedonia total: 35.1 years
male: 34.1 years
female: 36.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Madagascar total: 18 years
male: 17.8 years
female: 18.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Malawi total: 16.8 years
male: 16.8 years
female: 16.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Malaysia total: 24.9 years
male: 24.3 years
female: 25.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Maldives total: 25.7 years
male: 26.5 years
female: 24.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Mali total: 15.8 years
male: 15.5 years
female: 16.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Malta total: 39.5 years
male: 38.1 years
female: 40.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Marshall Islands total: 21.2 years
male: 21.3 years
female: 21.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Mauritania total: 19.2 years
male: 18.3 years
female: 20 years (2009 est.)
 
Mauritius total: 31.9 years
male: 31 years
female: 32.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Mayotte total: 17.2 years
male: 18.1 years
female: 16.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Mexico total: 26.3 years
male: 25.3 years
female: 27.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Micronesia, Federated States of total: 22 years
male: 21.5 years
female: 22.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Moldova total: 34.6 years
male: 32.7 years
female: 36.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Monaco total: 45.7 years
male: 43.6 years
female: 47.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Mongolia total: 25.3 years
male: 24.9 years
female: 25.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Montenegro total: 36.7 years
male: 35.2 years
female: 38.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Montserrat total: 28.5 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 28.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Morocco total: 25 years
male: 24.5 years
female: 25.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Mozambique total: 17.4 years
male: 17 years
female: 17.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Namibia total: 21 years
male: 20.9 years
female: 21.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Nauru total: 21.6 years
male: 21 years
female: 22.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Nepal total: 20.8 years
male: 19.8 years
female: 21.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Netherlands total: 40.4 years
male: 39.6 years
female: 41.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Netherlands Antilles total: 33.7 years
male: 31.9 years
female: 35.5 years (2009 est.)
 
New Caledonia total: 28.7 years
male: 28.2 years
female: 29.2 years (2009 est.)
 
New Zealand total: 36.6 years
male: 35.8 years
female: 37.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Nicaragua total: 22.1 years
male: 21.7 years
female: 22.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Niger total: 15.2 years
male: 14.9 years
female: 15.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Nigeria total: 19 years
male: 18.9 years
female: 19.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Northern Mariana Islands total: 30.1 years
male: 32.1 years
female: 29.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Norway total: 39.4 years
male: 38.5 years
female: 40.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Oman total: 18.8 years
male: 21.1 years
female: 16.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Pakistan total: 20.8 years
male: 20.6 years
female: 21 years (2009 est.)
 
Palau total: 32.2 years
male: 32 years
female: 32.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Panama total: 27 years
male: 26.6 years
female: 27.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Papua New Guinea total: 21.7 years
male: 21.8 years
female: 21.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Paraguay total: 21.9 years
male: 21.6 years
female: 22.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Peru total: 26.1 years
male: 25.8 years
female: 26.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Philippines total: 22.5 years
male: 22 years
female: 23 years (2009 est.)
 
Poland total: 37.9 years
male: 36.1 years
female: 39.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Portugal total: 39.4 years
male: 37.3 years
female: 41.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Puerto Rico total: 36.2 years
male: 34.5 years
female: 37.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Qatar total: 30.8 years
male: 32.8 years
female: 25.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Romania total: 37.7 years
male: 36.3 years
female: 39.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Russia total: 38.4 years
male: 35.2 years
female: 41.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Rwanda total: 18.7 years
male: 18.5 years
female: 18.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Barthelemy total: 39.1 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 38.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Helena total: 37.6 years
male: 37.7 years
female: 37.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis total: 28.6 years
male: 27.9 years
female: 29.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Lucia total: 29.8 years
male: 28.7 years
female: 30.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Martin total: 30.5 years
male: 29.5 years
female: 31.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total: 35.2 years
male: 34.6 years
female: 35.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total: 28.9 years
male: 29 years
female: 28.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Samoa total: 20.8 years
male: 21 years
female: 20.5 years (2009 est.)
 
San Marino total: 41.5 years
male: 41.1 years
female: 41.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Sao Tome and Principe total: 16.4 years
male: 15.9 years
female: 17 years (2009 est.)
 
Saudi Arabia total: 21.6 years
male: 22.9 years
female: 19.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Senegal total: 18.6 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 18.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Serbia total: 41 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 42.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Seychelles total: 31.4 years
male: 30.9 years
female: 32 years (2009 est.)
 
Sierra Leone total: 17.5 years
male: 17.2 years
female: 17.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Singapore total: 39 years
male: 38.5 years
female: 39.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Slovakia total: 36.9 years
male: 35.2 years
female: 38.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Slovenia total: 41.7 years
male: 40.1 years
female: 43.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Solomon Islands total: 19.7 years
male: 19.5 years
female: 19.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Somalia total: 17.5 years
male: 17.4 years
female: 17.6 years (2009 est.)
 
South Africa total: 24.4 years
male: 24.1 years
female: 24.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Spain total: 41.1 years
male: 39.7 years
female: 42.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Sri Lanka total: 30.9 years
male: 29.9 years
female: 31.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Sudan total: 19.1 years
male: 18.9 years
female: 19.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Suriname total: 27.9 years
male: 27.5 years
female: 28.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Swaziland total: 18.8 years
male: 18.2 years
female: 19.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Sweden total: 41.5 years
male: 40.4 years
female: 42.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Switzerland total: 41 years
male: 40 years
female: 42 years (2009 est.)
 
Syria total: 21.7 years
male: 21.6 years
female: 21.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Taiwan total: 36.5 years
male: 35.9 years
female: 37.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Tajikistan total: 21.9 years
male: 21.5 years
female: 22.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Tanzania total: 18 years
male: 17.8 years
female: 18.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Thailand total: 33.3 years
male: 32.4 years
female: 34.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Timor-Leste total: 21.8 years
male: 21.8 years
female: 21.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Togo total: 18.7 years
male: 18.3 years
female: 19.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Tonga total: 22.3 years
male: 21.8 years
female: 22.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Trinidad and Tobago total: 32.1 years
male: 31.6 years
female: 32.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Tunisia total: 29.2 years
male: 28.7 years
female: 29.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Turkey total: 27.7 years
male: 27.4 years
female: 28.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Turkmenistan total: 24.4 years
male: 24.1 years
female: 24.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Turks and Caicos Islands total: 27.9 years
male: 28.7 years
female: 27.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Tuvalu total: 25.4 years
male: 24.4 years
female: 26.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Uganda total: 15 years
male: 14.9 years
female: 15.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Ukraine total: 39.5 years
male: 36.3 years
female: 42.7 years (2009 est.)
 
United Arab Emirates total: 30.1 years
male: 32 years
female: 24.7 years (2009 est.)
 
United Kingdom total: 40.2 years
male: 39.1 years
female: 41.3 years (2009 est.)
 
United States total: 36.7 years
male: 35.4 years
female: 38 years (2009 est.)
 
Uruguay total: 33.4 years
male: 32 years
female: 34.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Uzbekistan total: 24.7 years
male: 24.2 years
female: 25.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Vanuatu total: 24.2 years
male: 24.2 years
female: 24.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Venezuela total: 25.5 years
male: 24.8 years
female: 26.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Vietnam total: 27.4 years
male: 26.4 years
female: 28.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Virgin Islands total: 39.1 years
male: 38.6 years
female: 39.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Wallis and Futuna total: 27.2 years
male: 26.1 years
female: 28.5 years (2009 est.)
 
West Bank total: 20.5 years
male: 20.4 years
female: 20.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Western Sahara total: 17.3 years
male: 16.8 years
female: 17.8 years (2009 est.)
 
World total: 28.4 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 29 years (2009 est.)
 
Yemen total: 16.8 years
male: 16.7 years
female: 16.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Zambia total: 17 years
male: 16.9 years
female: 17.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Zimbabwe total: 17.6 years
male: 16.3 years
female: 18.8 years (2009 est.)

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• Note: Information for the US and US dependencies was complied from material in the public domain and does not represent Solidary Foundation estimates.

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