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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Age Distribution of the Population

Why Is This Important?

People's age, sex, culture, and living and working conditions affect their health in important ways that must be considered in planning for the public health of the population. Having a large percentage of the population made up of young children emphasizes the importance of making available key preventive health measures (e.g. immunizations) and age-appropriate screenings to identify developmental delays at a time when treatment is most effective.

Population Age Distribution, Utah and U.S., 2016

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The graph above shows higher percentages of Utah's population in the younger age groups and smaller percentages in the older age groups as compared to the U.S. population as a whole.

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2016
  • U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program

How Are We Doing?

Utahns, on a percentage basis, are on average younger than the rest of the U.S. population. According to the Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey, Utah had the youngest state population in the U.S. with a median age of 30.7 years versus 37.9 years nationally.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/31/2018

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Content updated: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 09:43:27 MDT