Number of heroin consumers in the U.S. 2017, by age

Number of individuals taking heroin in the United States in 2017, by age group*

Number of heroin consumers in the U.S. 2017, by age This statistic shows the number of individuals consuming heroin during the past year in the United States in 2017, by age. As of that year, around 658 thousand individuals aged 26 years and older consumed heroin in the past year.
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Number of individuals taking heroin in the United States in 2017, by age group*

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Age groupNumber of individuals
12-17 years14,000
18-25 years214,000
26 years and older658,000
Age groupNumber of individuals
12-17 years14,000
18-25 years214,000
26 years and older658,000
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This statistic shows the number of individuals consuming heroin during the past year in the United States in 2017, by age. As of that year, around 658 thousand individuals aged 26 years and older consumed heroin in the past year.
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