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U.S. Population, by Age Group 1980 and 2008

Percent of population in 1980:

  • Under 5 Years 7.2
  • 5-13 Years 13.8
  • 14-17 Years 7.2
  • 18-24 Years 13.3
  • 25-64 Years 47.3
  • 65 Years and Older 11.3

Percent of population in 2008:

  • Under 5 Years 6.9
  • 5-13 Years 11.8
  • 14-17 Years 5.6
  • 18-24 Years  9.8
  • 25-64 Years 53.1
  • 65 Years and Older 12.8

Source I.1: U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Population Estimates

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