The U.S. population is aging and having fewer children, according to a new report from the Census Bureau. The 2020 Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) data report released in May found that the Baby Boom generation (born 1946-1964) and Millennials (born 1982-2000), the two largest U.S. cohorts in 2020, continued to age over the last 20 years, however, the number children born between 2010 and 2020 was significantly smaller. 

The current population pyramid shows the U.S. population now sits at around 330 million, up 22.7 million from 2010. It also indicates that the Baby Boomer population takes up a significant portion of the pyramid, while the number of Millennials and those in their early 20s and 30s have declined. The number of children under the age of 5 has also dropped due to a decrease in birth rates in the U.S.

Utah was one of the few states to buck the trend of a greater aging population. The state has the lowest median age at 31.3 years and the highest share of people under the age of 18 at 29 percent. 

Denver County, Colorado also saw an increase in the number of adults between the ages of 25 to 34, at 39.6 percent. The county’s under 18 population also grew, however, its share of children declined from 21 percent in 2010 to 18 percent in 2020. 

Not surprisingly, cities in Florida saw an increase in older residents. The Villages, Florida has the oldest median age in 2021 at 68.5 years. It has also seen the number of people over the age of 65 grow from 14,618 in 2000 to 76,372 in 2020.