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
1940
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
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Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
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Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
90 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
344 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
332 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
102 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
48 See historical data for this field.
41-45
40 See historical data for this field.
46-50
44 See historical data for this field.
51-60
123 See historical data for this field.
61-70
123 See historical data for this field.
71-80
48 See historical data for this field.
81-90
6 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 48 40 44 123 123 48 6 0
Total <= 45: 90 Total >= 46: 344
Male 0 0 35 25 36 97 103 33 3 0 332
Female 0 2 13 15 8 26 20 15 3 0 102
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.46%0%0.46%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger11.52%8.06%3.46%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger20.74%13.82%6.91%

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?