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Median Age of U.S. is David Evans
« on: May 06, 2010, 10:24:46 pm »
The median age of the American people is approximately 36.7 years and
that of African Americans is a little more than 30 years while that
of Latino/Hispanic Americans is about 29.5 years.  Whether these
demographics are perceived as high or low, depends on the countries
with which we are comparing ourselves (see link below).

Canada, Japan and several countries in Europe have median ages
greater than 40 years.  Few countries in Africa, Asia, Central, South
America and the Middle East come anywhere near a median age of 40 years.

I am in no position to make global prognostications, but I will
suggest that we consider the not-too-distant future when today's
school children (and their children) will lower the U. S. median age
even further with the median ages of African Americans and
Latino/Hispanic Americans moving toward 27 or 28 years.

ALL OF US, but especially those responsible for our public schools,
should try to contemplate the future when students in our public
schools will be part of an even younger majority.  They represent our
future work force and community leadership.  We ignore them and their
schools at our own peril.