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.
|6||Cote d'Ivoire||19.9 years||2013|
|7||Central African Republic||19.7 years||2013|
|14||Democratic Republic of the Congo||17.9 years||2013|
|16||South Sudan||16.8 years||2013|