The goal of this research is to determine how many children there are in the U.S. between the ages of 6 and 16. This information will be used as part of a market size analysis for a business plan.
Population Total for Ages 6-16
The U.S. Census Bureau projected that in 2019 there would be 24.8 million children in the U.S. ages 6-11. The actual population for that age bracket in 2018 was 24.5 million.
The U.S. Census Bureau also projected that in 2019 there would be 24 million children in the U.S. ages 12-17. The actual population for that age bracket in 2018 was 23.8 million. Since age 17 is outside the scope of the requested 6-16 age range, we can subtract the projected population total for 17 year-olds for 2019 (4,142,425) from the aforementioned 24 million (ages 12-17), which equals 19,857,575.
Accordingly, the estimated number of children in the U.S. between the ages of 6 and 16 in 2019 amounted to 48.8 million (24.8 million + 19,857,575).
Breakdown By Single-Year Age
The following are the population totals for each age in the 6-16 age range from the 2010 Census:
While the U.S. Census Bureau's projected population totals cited above for 2019 were projections, the agency also reported actual population totals for 2019, though for different age brackets, which are provided below. The reason the citations in this section are to this Google Doc is because the data was only available in a downloadable Excel document.
In 2019, the number of children in the U.S. ages 5-9 totaled 20.212 million.
In 2019, the number of U.S. children ages 10-14 totaled 20.827 million.
In 2019, the number of children in the U.S. ages 15-19 totaled 20.849 million.
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