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Population Under Age 18

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is under 18 years old.

Population Under Age 18

23.3
27.1
Comparison: U.S. Value 

27.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

The age structure of a population is important in planning for the future of a community, particularly for schools, community centers, health care, and child care. A population with more youth will have greater education and child care needs, while an older population may have greater health care needs.

Population Under Age 18 : Time Series

2009: 28.2 2010: 27.6 2011: 27.6 2012: 27.3 2013: 27.1

percent

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Population Under Age 18

Comparison: Prior Value 

27.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

The age structure of a population is important in planning for the future of a community, particularly for schools, community centers, health care, and child care. A population with more youth will have greater education and child care needs, while an older population may have greater health care needs.

Population Under Age 18 : Time Series

2009: 28.2 2010: 27.6 2011: 27.6 2012: 27.3 2013: 27.1

percent

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Create Indicator Comparison Report