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Age Distribution for Most Populous Metros

Houston’s median age of 34.9 is the lowest of the nation’s major metro areas.
Published on 1/21/21
Age Distribution for Most Populous Metros

AGE DISTRIBUTION FOR 20 MOST POPULOUS U.S. MSAs

(Age groups as a percentage of total population)

Metro Area

Median Age

0-14

Years

15-24 Years

25-34 Years

35-54 Years

55-64

Years

65 and Over

Houston, TX

34.9

22.0

13.3

14.9

27.0

11.2

11.6

Riverside, CA

35.1

21.0

14.2

14.7

25.1

11.5

13.4

Dallas, TX

35.2

21.4

13.6

14.9

27.3

11.5

11.6

San Diego, CA

36.4

18.0

13.5

16.4

25.7

11.8

14.5

Atlanta, GA

36.8

20.0

13.3

14.3

27.8

12.0

12.6

Denver, CO

36.7

18.2

11.8

17.1

27.7

11.8

13.3

Phoenix, AZ

37.2

19.4

13.1

14.5

25.3

11.7

16.0

Seattle, WA

37.1

17.9

11.5

17.1

27.5

12.2

13.7

Los Angeles, CA

37.4

17.8

12.9

15.9

26.8

12.3

14.4

Washington, DC

37.4

19.2

12.2

14.8

27.9

12.4

13.5

Minneapolis, MN

37.4

19.5

12.3

14.6

26.1

13.1

14.4

Chicago, IL

38.0

18.6

12.9

14.4

26.2

12.9

15.0

United States Average

38.5

18.4

13.0

26.7

25.2

12.9

16.4

Boston, MA

38.8

16.1

13.5

15.2

25.6

13.4

16.1

Philadelphia, PA

38.9

17.8

12.5

14.3

25.3

13.6

16.3

New York, NY

39.1

17.7

12.0

14.8

26.2

13.0

16.2

San Francisco, CA

39.2

16.2

11.0

16.2

28.1

12.7

15.9

St. Louis, MO

39.7

18.1

12.0

13.6

25.1

14.2

17.1

Detroit, MI

39.9

18.0

12.1

13.7

25.3

14.0

16.8

Miami, FL

41.6

16.8

11.3

13.3

26.8

13.1

18.7

Tampa, FL

42.2

16.3

11.1

13.2

25.5

13.7

20.1

Note: Sums may not total due to rounding.

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey

Demography
27.0 %

27.0 % of Houston's population is 35-54 years old

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