DEFINITION: This entry is derived from People > Median age, which is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda and Gaza Strip to 40 or more in several European countries and Japan. See the entry for "Age structure" for the importance of a young versus an older age structure and, by implication, a low versus a higher median age.
|5||Costa Rica||29.6 years||2013|
|9||Dominican Republic||26.8 years||2013|
|14||El Salvador||25.1 years||2013|
|20||Western Sahara||20.6 years||2013|
|21||Equatorial Guinea||19.2 years||2013|