Median Age 2020

The median age of a population is the point at which half the population is older than that age and half is younger. In the last 50 years, the median age of the world's population has increased by just three years, from 23.6 in 1950 to 26.4 in 2000. However, median ages vary significantly across the globe, and are influenced by a number of factors, such as birth rates, social and economic development and average life expectancies within individual countries.

The African country of Niger has the lowest median age in the world at just 15.3 years (15.2 years for males and 15.4 for females). In fact, the vast majority of the countries with median ages of under 20 are in Africa. This is reflective of the fact that poverty, disease and ongoing conflict situations mean that life expectancy in many African countries is much lower than in developed countries. According to World Health Organisation statistics, Niger has an average life expectancy of 61.8. However, this is still quite a bit higher than that of a number of other African countries. Sierra Leone, for example, with its median age of 19 years, has an average life expectancy of just 50.1 years.

This is in contrast to highly developed countries such as Japan, where the median age is 46.9 years, and Germany at 46.8 years. However, it is the tiny, but incredibly wealthy, European principality of Monaco that tops the median age list at 52.4 years (51.1 years for males and 53.7 years for females). Not surprisingly, life expectancies in these countries are also high: Japan consistently has the longest-lived population in the world with a life expectancy of 83.7 (World Health Organization statistics don't include Monaco, although the CIA's World Factbook statistics put the overall life expectancy at birth for citizens of Monaco above Japan at 89.5).

It is also worth noting that median age statistics are also somewhat skewed by the fact that, at a global level, women consistently outlive men and therefore have higher median ages. This occurs regardless of country, although the differences aren't always significant. Furthermore, female-specific conditions (such as death in childbirth), can reduce life expectancy in women, particularly in developing countries.

Median Age 2020

Country Population 2020 Median Median (Male) Median (Female)
Monaco39,24253.151.754.5
Japan126,476,46147.34648.7
Germany83,783,94247.14648.2
Saint Pierre And Miquelon5,79446.54647
Italy60,461,82645.544.446.5
Slovenia2,078,93844.542.846.2
Greece10,423,05444.543.545.6
San Marino33,93144.443.345.4
Hong Kong7,496,98144.443.545
Andorra77,26544.344.444.1
Isle Of Man85,03344.243.344.9
Saint Barthelemy9,87744.144.144.2
Austria9,006,3984442.845.1
Lithuania2,722,28943.739.747.1
Latvia1,886,19843.639.746.9
Bermuda62,27843.441.545.3
Liechtenstein38,12843.241.744.5
Croatia4,105,2674341.145
Estonia1,326,53542.739.446.1
Bulgaria6,948,44542.740.944.7
Spain46,754,77842.741.543.9
Serbia8,737,37142.640.944.3
Netherlands17,134,87242.641.543.6
Finland5,540,72042.540.944.3
Switzerland8,654,62242.441.443.4
Hungary9,660,35142.340.444.3
Denmark5,792,20242.241.243.2
Portugal10,196,70942.240.244.4
Canada37,742,15442.240.943.5
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,280,81942.140.543.5
Czech Republic10,708,98142.140.843.4
Malta441,54341.840.843
South Korea51,269,18541.840.243.4
Puerto Rico2,860,85341.539.543.2
Cuba11,326,61641.540.142.6
Belgium11,589,62341.440.242.7
France65,273,51141.439.643.1
Sweden10,099,26541.240.242.2
Romania19,237,69141.139.742.6
Sint Maarten42,8764139.942
United States Virgin Islands104,4254139.941.9
Montenegro628,06640.739.941.8
Taiwan23,816,77540.74041.5
Poland37,846,61140.73942.4
Ukraine43,733,76240.637.443.7
Slovakia5,459,64240.538.842.3
United Kingdom67,886,01140.539.341.7
Cayman Islands65,7224039.340.7
Belarus9,449,3234037.143.1
Russia145,934,46239.636.642.5
Aruba106,76639.337.541.1
Luxembourg625,97839.338.739.9
Macau649,33539.339.539.1
Norway5,421,24139.238.440
Australia25,499,88438.737.939.5
Barbados287,37538.637.539.8
Georgia3,989,16738.135.340.9
United States331,002,65138.136.839.4
New Zealand4,822,23337.937.138.8
Thailand69,799,97837.736.638.7
Faroe Islands48,86337.637.138.3
China1,439,323,77637.436.538.4
Cyprus1,207,35936.835.538.3
Ireland4,937,78636.836.437.1
Moldova4,033,96336.734.938.6
Cook Islands17,56436.53637
British Virgin Islands30,23136.536.336.6
Iceland341,24336.535.937.1
Curacao164,09336.133.539.7
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,4883635.636.6
Seychelles98,34735.434.936
Mauritius1,271,76835.334.236.3
Armenia2,963,24335.133.336.9
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,1993535.234.8
Uruguay3,473,7303533.136.7
Anguilla15,00334.832.936.7
Saint Lucia183,62734.833.736
Gibraltar33,69134.733.835.7
Singapore5,850,34234.634.534.7
Chile19,116,20134.433.235.6
North Korea25,778,8163432.535.6
Greenland56,77033.93532.7
Northern Mariana Islands57,55933.632.834.4
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,94033.633.833.4
Dominica71,98633.53334
Palau18,09433.432.735
Turks And Caicos Islands38,71733.333.633
Montserrat4,99233.232.633.7
Qatar2,881,05333.234.328.1
Albania2,877,79732.931.634.3
Sri Lanka21,413,24932.831.534
Brazil212,559,41732.631.132.8
Saint Martin38,66632.531.633.4
Bahrain1,701,57532.333.829.5
Azerbaijan10,139,17732.330.833
Wallis And Futuna11,23932.231.333.4
New Caledonia285,4983231.332.7
Bahamas393,2443230.933.2
Antigua And Barbuda97,92931.93033.5
French Polynesia280,90831.931.732.1
Argentina45,195,77431.730.532.9
Tunisia11,818,61931.63132.2
Grenada112,52331.531.531.6
Costa Rica5,094,11831.330.831.8
Turkey84,339,06730.930.531.4
Kazakhstan18,776,70730.629.331.9
Lebanon6,825,44530.529.931.1
Vietnam97,338,57930.529.431.7
United Arab Emirates9,890,40230.332.125
Iran83,992,94930.33030.5
Brunei437,47930.229.730.7
Indonesia273,523,61530.229.630.8
Colombia50,882,891302931
Israel8,655,53529.929.330.6
Suriname586,63229.829.430.2
Kuwait4,270,57129.330.427.4
Morocco36,910,56029.328.629.9
Panama4,314,76729.228.829.6
Guam168,7752928.329.7
Fiji896,44528.928.729.1
Libya6,871,29228.929.128.7
Uzbekistan33,469,20328.62829.2
Malaysia32,365,99928.528.228.8
Mongolia3,278,29028.327.529.2
Venezuela28,435,94028.327.629
Mexico128,932,75328.327.229.4
Maldives540,54428.228.128.3
Paraguay7,132,53828.22828.5
Myanmar54,409,80028.227.429
Dominican Republic10,847,91028.127.928.3
Algeria43,851,04428.127.828.4
India1,380,004,38528.127.228.6
Peru32,971,8542827.228.8
Turkmenistan6,031,20027.927.528.4
Ecuador17,643,05427.72728.4
Bhutan771,60827.628.227.1
Saudi Arabia34,813,87127.528.226.7
El Salvador6,486,20527.125.628.6
South Africa59,308,69027.126.927.3
Bangladesh164,689,38326.72627.3
Kyrgyzstan6,524,19526.525.427.6
Nauru10,82426.42725.7
Guyana786,55226.225.926.6
Jamaica2,961,1672625.526.5
Tuvalu11,79225.724.726.9
Nicaragua6,624,55425.724.826.6
Oman5,106,62625.626.624.2
American Samoa55,19125.525.126
Cape Verde555,98725.424.626.2
Cambodia16,718,96525.324.626
Micronesia115,02325.124.425.8
Kiribati119,44924.623.825.5
Botswana2,351,62724.523.525.6
Tajikistan9,537,64524.523.925.1
Samoa198,41424.424.124.6
Bolivia11,673,02124.323.625
Syria17,500,65824.323.924.8
Lesotho2,142,24924.224.224.2
Nepal29,136,80824.122.825.3
Djibouti988,00023.922.125.3
Egypt102,334,40423.923.624.2
Pakistan220,892,34023.823.723.8
Philippines109,581,07823.523.124
Papua New Guinea8,947,02423.123.223.1
Tonga105,6952322.523.4
Laos7,275,5602322.723.3
Honduras9,904,6072322.623.3
Haiti11,402,5282322.723.2
Marshall Islands59,19022.922.823
Belize397,62822.722.522.9
Solomon Islands686,88422.522.322.8
Jordan10,203,13422.522.922
Guatemala17,915,56822.121.422.8
Vanuatu307,1452221.622.4
Swaziland1,160,16421.721.521.9
Namibia2,540,90521.220.421.9
Western Sahara597,33921.120.921.3
Ghana31,072,94021.120.621.6
Gambia2,416,6682120.721.3
Ivory Coast26,378,27420.92120.9
Mauritania4,649,65820.519.521.4
Guinea Bissau1,968,00120.119.720.6
Zimbabwe14,862,9242019.620.4
Iraq40,222,4932019.820.3
Comoros869,60119.919.220.5
Sudan43,849,26019.919.720.1
Equatorial Guinea1,402,98519.819.320.3
Togo8,278,72419.819.520.1
Eritrea3,546,42119.719.220.1
Central African Republic4,829,76719.719.420
Republic Of The Congo5,518,08719.719.519.8
Madagascar27,691,01819.719.519.9
Kenya53,771,29619.719.619.9
Yemen29,825,96419.519.319.6
Sierra Leone7,976,9831918.419.6
Rwanda12,952,2181918.319.8
Timor Leste1,318,44518.918.319.6
Guinea13,132,79518.918.719.1
Afghanistan38,928,34618.918.818.9
Senegal16,743,92718.81819.7
Gabon2,225,73418.618.418.8
Dr Congo89,561,40318.618.318.8
Cameroon26,545,86318.518.418.7
Sao Tome And Principe219,15918.41818.8
Nigeria206,139,58918.418.318.5
Benin12,123,20018.217.918.6
Somalia15,893,22218.118.317.9
Ethiopia114,963,58817.917.718.1
Liberia5,057,68117.817.518
Chad16,425,86417.816.818.8
Tanzania59,734,21817.717.518
South Sudan11,193,72517.317.217.5
Burkina Faso20,903,27317.317.117.4
Mozambique31,255,43517.216.617.8
Burundi11,890,7841716.817.3
Zambia18,383,95516.816.616.9
Malawi19,129,95216.516.416.7
Angola32,866,27215.915.416.3
Mali20,250,83315.815.116.4
Uganda45,741,00715.815.715.9
Niger24,206,64415.415.315.5