Peep this chart (map?), bruh:
I thought this “graphic” was pretty interesting. Quick reminder, a median value is not an average (that’s the mean); a median value is the midpoint in a range of values, or in this case, ages.
- No surprise here that the top-5 youngest countries in terms of median age are all from Africa. Third-world countries and their poverty-stricken citizens will unfortunately / historically experience significantly shorter life-spans. Due to a lack of the most basic human needs such as food, water, and shelter, innocent people have no shot of living long and fulfilling lives. The wars and genocide in Africa probably don’t help with the median age either…
- Makes sense that the top-5 oldest countries in terms of median age are mainly from Europe. Countries that’ve existed in the first-world for an extended period of time tend to home older populations.
- What’s good with the Virgin Islands? Is no one getting any baby-making on lately?
- I would’ve thought China would have a much higher median age. With the population restrictions that’ve been in effect for decades, you’d think the median age would be a bit higher. Especially when you compare it to the United States. Then again… people are getting married later / the size of families are shrinking in America.
Here’s a list of the countries with the lowest median ages as of 2014 (courtesy of the most reliable source on planet Earth, Wikipedia).
Holla Atcha Boy.