- The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are about 42 million pre-teens and teens (aged 10- 19) in the U.S., which has a general population of approximately 313.9 million (2012).
- Of this total U.S. population, 6.6% are between the ages of 10 to 14 and 6.8% are between the ages of 15 to 19.
- Of those aged 10-19 in the U.S in 2010, 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female
- Generation Y, also known as “Millennials” (those born between 1980 and 2000) comprises about 80 million, or close to 25% of the total U.S population.
- Of these,
- 61% were White
- 14% were Black
- 19% were Hispanic
- 5% were Asian (As of December 2009)
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- According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, of those aged 18 to 24 years living in the U.S. in 2012, 29.5% were high school graduates (or equivalent).
- As of reporting in 2012, some 3 out of every 10 millennials are college graduates.
- Among 25- to 29-year-olds Whites (40%) are nearly twice as likely as Blacks (23%) to attain a bachelor’s degree and over twice as likely as Hispanics (15%). “Between 1990 and 2012, the gap in the attainment rate between Whites and Hispanics at the level of bachelor’s degree or higher widened from 18 to 25 percent points.”
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Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens (ages 16-20). Over one third of those killed had been drinking. Over half of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.
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In 2010 suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the US and the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24 in the US.