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Oldest People by Country 2024

The global median age has risen from 22.2 to 30.5 from 1950 to 2023. The median age is the age at which half of the population is younger and half older. The median age varies widely by country and links closely with life expectancy.

Oldest Median Age

Monaco has the oldest median age. The overall median age is 55 in 2023, 53 for men in Monaco and 57 for women. Monaco is a tiny but extremely wealthy country in Europe. Generally speaking, people live longer in wealthy, developed countries than they do in poorer, undeveloped ones.

The country with the second-oldest median age is Japan, at 48.6. Japan's median age is more than six years less than Monaco's. St. Pierre and Miquelon is No. 3, with a median age of 48.5. St. Pierre and Miquelon is a French territory 15 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Youngest Median Age

The ten countries with the youngest populations are in Africa. Indeed, the median age on the continent is 19. The country with the lowest median age is Niger, in Western Africa. The median age in Niger is 14.8. Uganda, in East Africa, has the second-lowest median age at 15.7.

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Country
Median Age
65+ % (2000)
65+ % (2023)
Monaco55.422.2%35.7%
Japan48.617.8%30%
Germany47.816.4%22.7%
Italy46.518.3%24.4%
Andorra46.212.7%15.5%
Hong Kong45.611.2%21.3%
Greece45.316.9%23.1%
San Marino45.216.1%20.9%
Slovenia44.913.9%21.4%
Portugal44.616.3%23.3%
Isle of Man44.616.9%22.6%
Austria44.515.4%20.2%
Lithuania44.514%21.2%
Latvia44.415.1%22.2%
Guernsey44.315.4%16.9%
Spain43.916.7%20.7%
Croatia43.915.7%22.7%
Bulgaria43.716.8%22.3%
Estonia43.715%20.9%
Liechtenstein43.710.3%20%
Hungary43.615%19.7%
Puerto Rico43.611.2%23.3%
Bermuda43.610.6%21.2%
Serbia43.414.7%20.4%
Czech Republic43.313.7%20.7%
Bosnia and Herzegovina43.311.3%18.6%
South Korea43.27.1%18.3%
Netherlands42.813.6%20.7%
Finland42.814.9%23.6%
Switzerland42.715.3%19.6%
Romania42.513.4%18.4%
Taiwan42.38.4%17.4%
Malta42.312.7%19.5%
Cuba42.19.9%16.1%
Denmark4214.8%20.7%
Poland41.912.2%18.5%
Canada41.812.5%19.5%
Belgium41.816.8%20%
Slovakia41.811.3%16.9%
France41.716.2%22%
Sweden41.117.3%20.4%
Belarus40.913.9%17.6%
Macau40.87.3%13.6%
United Kingdom40.615.7%19.4%
Cayman Islands40.55.5%8.5%
Russia40.312.3%16.1%
Aruba39.96.9%16.8%
Montenegro39.610.9%16.9%
Norway39.515.2%18.7%
Luxembourg39.513.9%15.3%
Barbados39.511.2%16.8%
Thailand396.1%15.9%
North Macedonia399.7%15.1%
Georgia38.611.9%14.7%
United States38.512.3%17.5%
China38.46.9%14.2%
United Arab Emirates38.40.9%1.9%
Cook Islands38.35.8%12.1%
Cyprus37.99.9%15.2%
Ireland37.811.2%15.4%
Trinidad and Tobago37.85.3%12%
Moldova37.710.4%12.6%
Australia37.512.4%17.2%
Jersey37.513.8%16.4%
New Zealand37.211.7%16.7%
British Virgin Islands37.24.8%10.5%
Iceland37.111.6%15.7%
Saint Lucia36.97.2%9.5%
Seychelles36.86.4%8.5%
Armenia36.69.1%13.7%
Saint Kitts and Nevis36.57.9%10.6%
Mauritius36.36.2%13.3%
Singapore35.66.3%16.1%
Chile35.58%13.4%
Uruguay35.513.1%15.7%
Gibraltar35.515.2%21.2%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines35.37%10.9%
Dominica34.99.9%9.8%
North Korea34.66.4%12.2%
Albania34.37.8%17.1%
Greenland34.35%10.6%
Palau33.95.1%10.2%
Sri Lanka33.77.1%11.9%
Lebanon33.75.2%10.3%
Qatar33.71.3%1.6%
French Polynesia33.33.9%10.6%
Grenada33.38.4%10.3%
Saint Martin33.33.8%11.7%
Brazil33.25.5%10.2%
Bahrain32.92.5%4%
New Caledonia32.95.4%11.4%
Bahamas32.85%9.3%
Tunisia32.75.4%9.3%
Antigua and Barbuda32.77.3%11.1%
Azerbaijan32.65.5%7.6%
Costa Rica32.65.9%11.2%
Argentina32.49.7%12%
Turkey32.25.4%8.9%
Vietnam31.96.2%9.5%
Iran31.74.1%7.9%
Kazakhstan31.66.6%8.2%
Colombia31.24.6%9.3%
Indonesia31.15%7%
Brunei31.12.9%6.5%
Suriname314.8%7.6%
Saudi Arabia30.82.6%3%
Israel30.410%12.1%
Uzbekistan30.14.6%5.3%
Panama30.15.1%9%
Venezuela304.8%8.8%
Algeria29.94.2%6.6%
Malaysia29.94.1%7.8%
Fiji29.93.2%6.1%
Mongolia29.83.4%4.8%
Paraguay29.74.2%6.3%
Kuwait29.71.6%5.4%
Maldives29.53.8%5.1%
Jamaica29.45.9%7.7%
Guam29.45.2%12.2%
Mexico29.35%8.6%
Myanmar29.24.9%7%
Turkmenistan29.24.1%5.4%
Morocco29.14.3%8%
Peru29.14.7%8.5%
Bhutan29.14%6.4%
Ecuador28.84.8%8.1%
India28.74.5%7.1%
South Africa284.2%5.8%
Bangladesh27.93.8%6.2%
Dominican Republic27.94.7%7.7%
El Salvador27.74.9%8.3%
Guyana27.53.8%6.4%
Nicaragua27.33.2%5.4%
Kyrgyzstan27.35.1%4.7%
American Samoa27.23.2%7.7%
Nauru271.6%2.7%
Cape Verde26.84.7%5.7%
Tuvalu26.66%6.7%
Cambodia26.43.1%7%
Micronesia26.33.3%8%
Oman26.22.4%2.8%
Libya25.83.6%5%
Botswana25.73.2%3.8%
Kiribati25.73.2%3.9%
Samoa25.64.3%5.3%
Nepal25.33.8%6.1%
Bolivia25.35.1%4.9%
Tajikistan25.33.6%3.6%
Djibouti24.93.2%4.6%
Lesotho24.74.4%4.2%
Honduras24.43%4.4%
Philippines24.13.8%5.6%
Egypt24.14.5%4.9%
Haiti24.13.7%4.6%
Tonga24.15.4%6.2%
Papua New Guinea242.3%3.3%
Laos243.5%4.6%
Belize23.93.9%5.2%
Marshall Islands23.82.1%4.7%
Eswatini23.72.3%4%
Syria23.53.3%4.7%
Jordan23.52.7%4%
Solomon Islands23.53.3%3.5%
Guatemala23.23.8%4.9%
Vanuatu233.5%3.7%
Pakistan223.5%4.3%
Gambia21.83.6%2.4%
Namibia21.83.1%3.9%
Ghana21.43.2%3.6%
Iraq21.23.2%3.4%
Mauritania213%3.2%
Gabon214.8%3.9%
Comoros20.93.9%4.3%
Zimbabwe20.53.1%3.3%
Madagascar20.32.8%3.4%
Ivory Coast20.32.6%2.4%
Eritrea20.33.1%4%
Equatorial Guinea20.33.1%3.1%
Kenya202.2%2.9%
Togo202.8%3.2%
Central African Republic202.1%2.5%
Ethiopia19.82.6%3.1%
Yemen19.82.7%2.6%
DR Congo19.73%2.9%
Rwanda19.72.4%3.3%
Timor Leste19.63.1%5.1%
Afghanistan19.52.3%2.4%
Republic of the Congo19.53%2.8%
Senegal19.43.3%3.1%
Sao Tome and Principe19.34.3%3.8%
Guinea19.14%3.3%
Sierra Leone19.13.4%3.1%
Nigeria18.63.1%3%
South Sudan18.62.5%2.9%
Cameroon18.53.3%2.6%
Somalia18.52.6%2.5%
Sudan18.32.5%3.6%
Tanzania18.22.8%3.1%
Liberia183.2%3.3%
Guinea Bissau183.6%2.8%
Burkina Faso17.92.9%2.5%
Burundi17.72.4%2.5%
Mozambique172.8%2.6%
Benin173.3%3.1%
Zambia16.92.2%1.8%
Malawi16.83.7%2.5%
Chad16.12.8%2%
Mali163.2%2.3%
Angola15.92.4%2.6%
Uganda15.72.2%1.7%
Niger14.82.2%2.4%
Palestine2.2%3.6%
United States Virgin Islands8.4%20.8%
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Which country has the oldest people?

Monaco has the oldest population, with a median age of 53 years for men and 57 for women.

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