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 remained relatively steady over the last five years. 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, and employment prospects are better than in many other economically stable countries. 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.
Teenagers nowadays are often accused of spending too much time staring at a screen and not enough time playing outside. Almost a quarter of teenagers reported spending three or more hours watching television on an average school day in 2015. However, certain outdoor activities still remain popular with modern teenagers, with 24 percent of American youth participating in road, mountain, and BMX biking in the same time frame.
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 living with their parents||26%||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||6%||Details →|
|Percentage of U.S. high school students who were bullied||20.2%||Details →|
- U.S. high school graduates and dropouts: unemployment rate 2016U.S. high school graduates and dropouts: unemployment rate 2016
Unemployment rate of high school graduates and dropouts not enrolled in school in the United States from 2000 to 2016
- U.S. high school students who have had sexual intercourse 2015U.S. high school students who have had sexual intercourse 2015
Percentage of high school students who ever had sexual intercourse as of 2015, by gender and ethnicity
- Population of the United States by sex and age 2015Population of the United States by sex and age 2015
Resident population of the United States by sex and age as of July 1, 2015 (in millions)
- U.S. youth unemployment rate: April 2017, seasonally adjustedU.S. youth unemployment rate: April 2017, seasonally adjusted
- U.S. unemployment rate: April 2017, seasonally adjustedU.S. unemployment rate: April 2017, seasonally adjusted
- Traditional toy industry revenue by super category 2016Traditional toy industry revenue by super category 2016
- Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2016Most watched TV networks in the U.S. 2016
- Number of legal abortions in the U.S. 1973-2013Number of legal abortions in the U.S. 1973-2013