U.S. Teenagers - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts on Teenagers in the U.S.
The teenage and adolescent population in the United States has been increasing steadily over the past decade. When it comes to analyzing a country’s economic status or a market’s scope, teenagers have been recognized as an important demographic group for a long time now, with their spending habits, their working life and their interests and leisure activities monitored, dissected and analyzed. Regarding American teenagers, data are abundant and frequently collected.
Economically speaking, the U.S. youth is looking at a pretty stable set-up: Despite a few hiccups, the U.S. youth unemployment rate has been decreasing over the last decade, employment prospects are better than in many other economically stable countries, and the majority of American youths is actually holding a job. Also, the fact that the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to remain safely in its range between 2 and 3 percent over the next five to ten years helps the economic confidence.
As consumers, teenagers are wooed by advertisers and retailers alike. Since most U.S. teenagers have some kind of job to earn some extra pocket money, this in turn means more money to spend: While the majority likes to save money for their further education, a significant share of teenagers put their money in the bank to spend it on bigger purchases, like electronic devices. The consumer electronics market’s advertising activities are, for example, thus mainly targeted at teenagers and young adults.
These are only snippets of teenage lives and standards of living, but while you may not be aware of everything your teenage daughter or son is involved or interested in, a comprehensive selection of facts and figures to illuminate the general lifestyle of U.S. teenagers is provided in our dossiers and statistics.
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|Demographic Facts and Figures||Values||Statistic|
|U.S. youth population age 14-24||47.12m||Details →|
|Public high school enrollment in the U.S.||14,794||Details →|
|Global youth unemployment rate||12.7%||Details →|
|Employment and Leisure Activities||Values||Statistic|
|Mississippi has highest youth unemployment rate (age 16-24)||23%||Details →|
|Share of young U.S. adults (age 25-29) living with their parents||41%||Details →|
|Average hours per day spent on leisure and sport by U.S. 15-19-year-olds||5.81hrs||Details →|
|Crime and Illegal Activity||Values||Statistic|
|Recorded crime rate at U.S. public schools (per 1,000 students)||39.6||Details →|
|Percentage of U.S. students who were threatened or injured at school||7.4%||Details →|
|Percentage of U.S. high school students who were bullied||20.1%||Details →|
- Gang problems at U.S. schools by school type in 2013Gang problems at U.S. schools by school type in 2013
Percentage of students reporting gang problems at their school during the previous 12 months in 2013, by school sector and ethnic group
- Most popular social media platform activities of U.S. teens 2011Most popular social media platform activities of U.S. teens 2011
Most popular social media platform activities of teens in the United States in 2011
- Population of the United States by sex and age 2014Population of the United States by sex and age 2014
Resident population of the United States by sex and age as of July 1, 2014 (in millions)
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- U.S. youth unemployment rate: May 2016, seasonally adjustedU.S. youth unemployment rate: May 2016, seasonally adjusted
- U.S. unemployment rate: May 2016, seasonally adjustedU.S. unemployment rate: May 2016, seasonally adjusted
- Number of legal abortions in the U.S. 1973-2012Number of legal abortions in the U.S. 1973-2012
- Legal abortions per 100 live births in the U.S. 1973-2012Legal abortions per 100 live births in the U.S. 1973-2012
- Top U.S. states based on teenage pregnancy rate 2011Top U.S. states based on teenage pregnancy rate 2011