Median Age by Country in 2000

In the year 2000, the world had a median age of 25.25 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 52.01 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 44.63 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 40.70.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda where the median is 13.80 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with a median age of 14.13, and ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen with 14.25 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 36.66 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 34.33 years, and Oceania with 29.73 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 37.93 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 37.20 years, and Northern Europe with 36.56 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 35.23 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.05.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2000

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 52.0129
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 44.6258
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 40.7031
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 39.2428
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 39.0425
6 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 38.5911
7 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 38.5521
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 38.4044
9 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 38.3609
10 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 38.3499
11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 38.0638
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 37.8787
13 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 37.8641
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 37.648
15 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 37.5079
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 37.3593
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 37.3016
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 37.2861
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 37.1306
20 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 37.0458
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 36.9854
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 36.8499
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 36.8293
24 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 36.8082
25 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 36.7675
26 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 36.7374
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 36.6829
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 36.6496
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 36.5582
30 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 36.4463
31 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 36.422
32 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 36.3643
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 36.1572
34 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 35.8049
35 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 35.8027
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 35.7771
37 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 35.7662
38 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 35.7263
39 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 35.5706
40 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 35.5291
41 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 35.4496
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 35.3239
43 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 35.3119
44 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 35.0899
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 35.0611
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 34.391
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 34.2988
48 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 34.1542
49 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 34.1133
50 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 33.8493
51 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 33.7733
52 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 33.6632
53 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 33.602
54 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 33.3148
55 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 33.1873
56 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 32.9803
57 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 32.9411
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 32.8789
59 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 32.5629
60 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 32.4354
61 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 32.4061
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 32.4002
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 32.22
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 32.1264
65 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 32.1251
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 32.0047
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 31.925
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 31.8651
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 31.561
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 31.5283
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 31.4714
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 31.1727
73 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 31.1673
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 30.9728
75 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 30.9375
76 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 30.6917
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 30.6778
78 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 30.6127
79 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 30.5012
80 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 30.0612
81 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 29.7514
82 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 29.0912
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 29.0686
84 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 28.9192
85 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 28.8081
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 28.6889
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 28.6295
88 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 28.2605
89 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 27.9463
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 27.8757
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 27.7156
92 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 27.5398
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 27.3461
94 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 27.0501
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 26.7846
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 26.7405
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 26.6725
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 26.6344
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 26.4161
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 26.4103
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 26.3209
102 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 26.295
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 26.0964
104 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 25.7156
105 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 25.69
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 25.6226
107 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 25.2104
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 25.1047
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 25.001
110 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 24.7808
111 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 24.4833
112 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 24.4636
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 24.3342
114 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 24.293
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 23.7026
116 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 23.6212
117 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 23.3505
118 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 23.3493
119 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 23.2866
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 23.2572
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 23.2458
122 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 23.1685
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 23.0986
124 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 22.9959
125 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.964
126 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 22.9275
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 22.9109
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 22.895
129 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.8475
130 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 22.3601
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.2591
132 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 22.2537
133 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 22.1052
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 22.0746
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 21.7882
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 21.7788
137 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 21.5994
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 21.5554
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 21.464
140 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 21.4585
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 21.3358
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 21.316
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 21.228
144 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 21.1812
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 21.1446
146 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 21.0898
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 20.9199
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 20.905
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 20.8052
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 20.7321
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 20.7067
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 20.6762
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 20.2175
154 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 20.177
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 20.1636
156 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 20.0003
157 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 19.9802
158 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 19.6918
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 19.6352
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 19.6336
161 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 19.6274
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 19.3455
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 19.3007
164 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 19.1404
165 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 18.9825
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 18.9608
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 18.6124
168 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 18.5512
169 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 18.5258
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 18.4602
171 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 18.4516
172 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 18.4095
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.4
174 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.3717
175 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 18.2946
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.1536
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 18.1112
178 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 17.9831
179 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 17.8887
180 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 17.8702
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 17.8626
182 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 17.7834
183 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 17.7834
184 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.5239
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 17.3313
186 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.2949
187 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 17.2673
188 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 17.2543
189 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 17.2325
190 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.1799
191 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.1728
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 17.1432
193 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 17.0705
194 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 17.0545
195 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 16.9996
196 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 16.9953
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 16.9847
198 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 16.8552
199 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.826
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 16.7754
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 16.7469
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 16.7308
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.6461
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.6034
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.4414
206 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.3256
207 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.3036
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 16.2863
209 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.2727
210 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 16.23
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.2119
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 16.1809
213 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.1634
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.029
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.0273
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 16.0002
217 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 15.9812
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.8787
219 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.8331
220 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.7945
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.7237
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 15.6428
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.5919
224 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.4232
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.4102
226 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.3639
227 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 15.3616
228 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 15.2642
229 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.2591
230 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.1098
231 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 14.9733
232 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 14.6556
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.6309
234 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.5613
235 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.2492
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.1269
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.8036

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2000

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 36.6613
2 Northern America 34.3282
3 Oceania 29.7316
4 Asia 24.8943
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 23.1918
6 Africa 17.1351

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2000

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 37.9296
2 Southern Europe 37.1992
3 Northern Europe 36.5577
4 Eastern Europe 35.5844
5 Australia/New Zealand 34.2076
6 Eastern Asia 29.6557
7 Caribbean 25.5163
8 South America 23.8981
9 South-Eastern Asia 23.4888
10 Micronesia 21.5784
11 Central Asia 21.5042
12 Polynesia 21.053
13 Western Asia 20.951
14 Central America 20.9058
15 Southern Asia 20.7587
16 Southern Africa 20.4659
17 Northern Africa 19.912
18 Melanesia 18.8984
19 Western Africa 16.6396
20 Middle Africa 15.7873
21 Eastern Africa 15.5981

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2000

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 35.2289
2 Upper-middle-income countries 27.7482
3 Middle-income countries 23.984
4 No income group available 22.122
5 Lower-middle-income countries 20.7525
6 Low-income countries 16.0458

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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