Average age youths in the U.S. aged 12 to 20 years first drank alcohol from 1991 to 2015

Median age of first alcohol use among U.S. youth 1991-2015 This statistic shows the average age youths aged 12 to 20 years first drank alcohol in the U.S. from 1991 to 2015. In the period 2013 to 2015, on average those aged 12 to 20 years first drank alcohol when they were 14.64 years old.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Expand statistic
Average age in years
2013–201514.64
2012–201414.56
2011–201314.47
2010–201214.4
2009–201114.35
2008–201014.29
2007–200914.22
2006–200814.14
2005–200714.06
2004–200613.97
2003–200513.9
2002–200413.85
2001–200313.82
2000–200213.81
1999–200113.81
1998–200013.88
1997–199913.91
1996–199813.94
1995–199713.85
1994–199613.8
1993–199513.76
1992–199413.76
1991–199313.65
Average age in years
2013–201514.64
2012–201414.56
2011–201314.47
2010–201214.4
2009–201114.35
2008–201014.29
2007–200914.22
2006–200814.14
2005–200714.06
2004–200613.97
2003–200513.9
2002–200413.85
2001–200313.82
2000–200213.81
1999–200113.81
1998–200013.88
1997–199913.91
1996–199813.94
1995–199713.85
1994–199613.8
1993–199513.76
1992–199413.76
1991–199313.65
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
This statistic shows the average age youths aged 12 to 20 years first drank alcohol in the U.S. from 1991 to 2015. In the period 2013 to 2015, on average those aged 12 to 20 years first drank alcohol when they were 14.64 years old.
Show more
Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1991 to 2015
Age group
12-20 years

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Adolescent drug use in the U.S."

  • Availability
The most important statistics
  • Use
The most important statistics
  • Marijuana
The most important statistics
  • Alcohol
The most important statistics
  • Performance enhancing/study drugs
The most important statistics
  • Deaths and treatment
The most important statistics
  • Miscellaneous
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Alcohol and health

All Information
in one Presentation

Alcohol and health

Everything On "Alcohol and health" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Other Reports & Dossiers

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar