Median Age by Country in 2004

In the year 2004, the world had a median age of 26.08 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 54.84 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 45.30 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan with 42.10.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda where the median is 13.79 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan with a median age of 14.03, and ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad with 14.62 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 37.83 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 35.13 years, and Oceania with 30.46 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Western Europe had the highest median age of 39.32 years. Closely followed by Southern Europe with a median age of 38.48 years, and Northern Europe with 37.52 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 36.41 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 16.19.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2004

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 54.8362
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 45.3026
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 42.102
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 40.7194
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 40.4859
6 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 40.0169
7 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 39.7548
8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 39.6102
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 39.4869
10 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 39.4659
11 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 39.0401
12 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 38.9562
13 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 38.9475
14 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 38.9058
15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 38.8896
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 38.6321
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 38.5778
18 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 38.5495
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 38.4831
20 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 38.3399
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 38.2157
22 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 38.0974
23 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 38.0882
24 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 37.84
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 37.7953
26 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 37.7693
27 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 37.7625
28 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 37.7556
29 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 37.6981
30 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 37.6531
31 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 37.6123
32 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 37.5307
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 37.4808
34 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 37.4742
35 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 37.2922
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 37.2718
37 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 37.2483
38 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 37.0904
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 37.0118
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 36.9659
41 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 36.768
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 36.7642
43 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 36.7321
44 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 36.6596
45 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 36.2823
46 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 35.4926
47 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 35.3863
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 35.3086
49 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 35.249
50 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 35.2029
51 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 35.0132
52 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 34.988
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 34.8881
54 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 34.8835
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 34.8474
56 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 34.8113
57 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 34.7969
58 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 34.5434
59 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 34.22
60 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 34.1993
61 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 34.185
62 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 33.9952
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 33.8651
64 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 33.7134
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 33.2909
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 33.265
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 33.1369
68 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 33.0071
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 32.9683
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 32.9486
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 32.6981
72 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 32.5357
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 32.5283
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 32.4014
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 32.3265
76 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 31.9875
77 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 31.8345
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 31.8244
79 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 31.5577
80 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 31.3745
81 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 31.1942
82 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 30.933
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 30.8633
84 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 30.8555
85 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 30.7114
86 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 29.9305
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 29.8976
88 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 29.4675
89 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 29.2896
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 29.1156
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 29.1093
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 28.9278
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 28.5063
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 28.4499
95 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 28.4377
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 28.2171
97 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 27.8368
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 27.7046
99 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 27.6258
100 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 27.5521
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 27.5096
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 27.5082
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 27.4963
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 27.2127
105 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 27.0633
106 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 27.0274
107 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 26.9862
108 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 26.9855
109 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 26.9267
110 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 26.6272
111 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 25.8044
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 25.8008
113 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 25.734
114 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 25.6555
115 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 25.4106
116 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 25.2797
117 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 25.04
118 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 24.9799
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 24.9432
120 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 24.9253
121 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 24.7813
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 24.6494
123 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 24.5629
124 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 24.4389
125 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 24.3479
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 24.2968
127 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 24.1886
128 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 24.1149
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 23.9445
130 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 23.8398
131 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 23.5366
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 23.2353
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 23.1992
134 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 23.1645
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 23.0139
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 22.9882
137 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 22.9793
138 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 22.808
139 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 22.7369
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 22.6928
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 22.6448
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 22.5514
143 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 22.3563
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 22.342
145 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 22.3174
146 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 22.3091
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 22.2654
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 22.2403
149 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 22.1042
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 22.0165
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 21.7811
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 21.6158
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 21.4955
154 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 21.4231
155 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 21.2679
156 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 21.0282
157 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 20.963
158 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 20.7124
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 20.7073
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 20.6897
161 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 20.6546
162 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 20.1437
163 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 20.0449
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 19.8576
165 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 19.7492
166 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 19.6956
167 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 19.5895
168 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 19.579
169 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 19.4904
170 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 19.38
171 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 19.2302
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 19.2281
173 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 19.1859
174 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 19.0044
175 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 18.9659
176 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 18.9413
177 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 18.9126
178 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 18.8883
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 18.8652
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 18.8238
181 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 18.7579
182 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 18.7567
183 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 18.2479
184 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 18.1559
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 18.1273
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 18.0921
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 17.9681
188 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 17.9112
189 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 17.8504
190 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 17.8076
191 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 17.7541
192 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 17.6978
193 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 17.69
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 17.5789
195 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 17.4553
196 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 17.3689
197 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 17.334
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 17.2994
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 17.2505
200 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 17.1968
201 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 17.141
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 17.1017
203 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.0272
204 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 17.0049
205 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 16.8205
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 16.8016
207 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 16.7519
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 16.639
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 16.6224
210 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 16.6048
211 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.4459
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 16.442
213 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 16.4268
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 16.3507
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.3271
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 16.2857
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 16.1346
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 15.9465
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 15.9298
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 15.9127
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 15.8829
222 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 15.871
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 15.8137
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 15.807
225 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.7302
226 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 15.6285
227 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 15.5919
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.5574
229 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.5281
230 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 15.295
231 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.1263
232 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 14.9918
233 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 14.9536
234 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.9226
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 14.6207
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 14.0335
237 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 13.7907

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2004

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 37.8327
2 Northern America 35.1259
3 Oceania 30.4567
4 Asia 25.9789
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 24.3886
6 Africa 17.5386

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2004

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Western Europe 39.3167
2 Southern Europe 38.4831
3 Northern Europe 37.5195
4 Eastern Europe 36.4104
5 Australia/New Zealand 35.1191
6 Eastern Asia 31.9227
7 Caribbean 26.4773
8 South America 25.1371
9 South-Eastern Asia 24.6702
10 Central Asia 22.4844
11 Micronesia 22.4469
12 Polynesia 22.0654
13 Central America 22.0172
14 Western Asia 21.9983
15 Southern Asia 21.5911
16 Southern Africa 21.572
17 Northern Africa 21.0951
18 Melanesia 19.392
19 Western Africa 16.7566
20 Middle Africa 15.8784
21 Eastern Africa 15.8045

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2004

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 36.4087
2 Upper-middle-income countries 29.468
3 Middle-income countries 24.9169
4 No income group available 23.1926
5 Lower-middle-income countries 21.59
6 Low-income countries 16.1944

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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