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On May 14, 2009, the census bureau disclosed that the Hispanic population is much younger than the total population, with an average age of 27.7 years in 2008, compared to 36.8 years for the total population of the United States. A total 34 % of the Hispanic population had less than 18 years and 6% had 65 years of age or more.

The average age for Afro-Americans was 30.3 years in 2008. Around 30% of the Afro-American population had less than 18 years of age, while 8% of the population had 65 years or more.

The average age for Asians was 34.2% years in the year 2008. Almost 26% of the Asian population had less than 18 years of age, while 9% had 65 years or more.

The white non-Hispanic population was much older than the total population, with an average age of 41.1 years in 2008. Around 21% of the white non-Hispanic, population had 18 years of age while 16% had 65 years or more.

Today, Hispanics represent close to have of the total growth of the nation.

Larry D'Arrigo