Median Age by Country in 1990

In the year 1990, the world had a median age of 22.96 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 45.73 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 43.28 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man with 38.26.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands where the median is 13.57 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with a median age of 13.58, and ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine with 14.25 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 33.62 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 31.79 years, and Oceania with 27.64 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 35.18 years. Closely followed by Northern Europe with a median age of 34.65 years, and Southern Europe with 33.71 years of median age.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that High-income countries has the highest median age of 32.35 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.21.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 1990

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 45.7343
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 43.2842
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.2619
4 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 37.3943
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 36.9136
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 36.428
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 36.1338
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 36.0519
9 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 35.8685
10 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 35.6881
11 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 35.5245
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 35.4614
13 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 35.4575
14 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 35.3148
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 35.3053
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 35.2825
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 35.0139
18 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 34.7899
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 34.7754
20 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 34.7041
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 34.5794
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 34.3853
23 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 34.3746
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 34.3338
25 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 34.255
26 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 34.0453
27 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 33.9552
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 33.7492
29 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 33.5299
30 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 33.3499
31 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 33.2412
32 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 33.0244
33 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 32.582
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 32.2327
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 32.2132
36 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 32.0935
37 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 31.9092
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 31.8838
39 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 31.8584
40 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 31.7807
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 31.738
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 31.67
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 31.5517
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 31.5312
45 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 31.4611
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 31.0969
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 30.6942
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 30.4309
49 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 30.3149
50 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 30.0594
51 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 29.9986
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 29.7653
53 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 29.7524
54 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 29.7261
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 29.7128
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 29.6866
57 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 29.4287
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 29.0261
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 28.9611
60 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 28.8581
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 28.7158
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 28.4807
63 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 28.2666
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 28.2555
65 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 28.1898
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 27.9876
67 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 27.6082
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 27.449
69 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 27.4042
70 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 27.1606
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 27.086
72 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 27.0518
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 26.8701
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 26.8683
75 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 26.7607
76 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 26.7176
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 26.5836
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.2062
79 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 26.1668
80 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 25.9492
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 25.838
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 25.823
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 25.7832
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 25.6697
85 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 25.3389
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 24.8484
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 24.7568
88 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 24.7264
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 24.6968
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 24.5601
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 24.5263
92 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 24.502
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 24.3766
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 24.1469
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 23.9174
96 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 23.6966
97 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 23.6909
98 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 23.4925
99 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 23.3861
100 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 23.3225
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 23.1728
102 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 23.1146
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 23.0916
104 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.8371
105 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 22.8306
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.6576
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 22.392
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 22.2957
109 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 22.2782
110 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 22.1524
111 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 21.9873
112 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 21.9467
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 21.8047
114 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 21.5257
115 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 21.512
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 20.9882
117 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 20.9431
118 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 20.821
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 20.7997
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 20.7628
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 20.7299
122 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 20.6814
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.5413
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 20.5319
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 20.5168
126 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 20.4927
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 20.4532
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 20.1305
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 19.9992
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 19.9714
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 19.9569
132 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 19.9061
133 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 19.7877
134 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 19.7594
135 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 19.7383
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 19.6457
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 19.6153
138 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 19.5918
139 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 19.5443
140 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 19.2857
141 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 19.2834
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19.2157
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 19.1237
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 18.9584
145 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 18.823
146 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 18.7688
147 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 18.7573
148 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 18.6911
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 18.6859
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 18.6421
151 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 18.6037
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 18.5367
153 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 18.4333
154 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 18.3948
155 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 18.3801
156 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 18.3296
157 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 18.251
158 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 18.2413
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 18.2135
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 18.1563
161 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.0873
162 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 18.0752
163 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 17.9942
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 17.8576
165 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 17.8383
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 17.8367
167 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 17.5689
168 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 17.5146
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 17.3789
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 17.3424
171 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 17.3406
172 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 17.3014
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 17.2342
174 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 17.2219
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 17.1962
176 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.1844
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.1594
178 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.1323
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 17.1221
180 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 17.0936
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 16.8041
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 16.7445
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 16.7079
184 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 16.593
185 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 16.5353
186 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.5164
187 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 16.4929
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.4515
189 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.4431
190 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 16.2636
191 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.1951
192 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 16.1947
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.1575
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16.1403
195 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 16.1245
196 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.0613
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.0611
198 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.0325
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 15.9949
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 15.9801
201 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 15.9605
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 15.9518
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 15.9444
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.862
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 15.7409
206 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.7026
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.6397
208 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 15.6394
209 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 15.6316
210 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 15.5793
211 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 15.5592
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.5515
213 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 15.5304
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.5209
215 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 15.4699
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 15.467
217 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 15.4429
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.4386
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 15.4347
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.4282
221 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.3498
222 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 15.3184
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 15.3124
224 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 15.2986
225 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.249
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 15.0917
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 14.9953
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 14.8712
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 14.7543
230 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 14.6961
231 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 14.6901
232 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 14.5648
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.5082
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 14.2563
235 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.2545
236 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 13.5751
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 13.5733

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 1990

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 33.6192
2 Northern America 31.7876
3 Oceania 27.6357
4 Asia 21.8573
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 20.7232
6 Africa 16.4565

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 1990

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 35.1841
2 Northern Europe 34.6489
3 Southern Europe 33.7052
4 Eastern Europe 32.5357
5 Australia/New Zealand 30.9239
6 Eastern Asia 24.578
7 Caribbean 22.7736
8 South America 21.495
9 South-Eastern Asia 20.5471
10 Central Asia 20.5142
11 Micronesia 20.3954
12 Southern Africa 19.5788
13 Southern Asia 19.2923
14 Western Asia 19.1861
15 Polynesia 19.1634
16 Central America 18.2668
17 Northern Africa 17.6647
18 Melanesia 17.6644
19 Middle Africa 16.1443
20 Western Africa 16.0999
21 Eastern Africa 15.3812

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 1990

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 32.354
2 Upper-middle-income countries 23.548
3 Middle-income countries 21.4041
4 No income group available 19.7975
5 Lower-middle-income countries 19.1908
6 Low-income countries 16.2115

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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