United States of America

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House of Representatives

Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1972
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
57.97
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Maxwell Alejandro Frost (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Grace Napolitano (Female)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
21
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Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
87 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
345 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
309 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
123 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
43 See historical data for this field.
41-45
42 See historical data for this field.
46-50
55 See historical data for this field.
51-60
115 See historical data for this field.
61-70
107 See historical data for this field.
71-80
58 See historical data for this field.
81-90
10 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 2 43 42 55 115 107 58 10 0
Total <= 45: 87 Total >= 46: 345
Male 0 1 29 31 33 85 85 38 7 0 309
Female 0 1 14 11 22 30 22 20 3 0 123
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.46%0.23%0.23%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger10.42%6.94%3.47%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger20.14%14.12%6.02%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?