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The countries with the youngest populations in the world

The world's population is aging, but these countries still have a disproportionately high percentage of young people.
The town of Miejsce Odrzańskie in Poland hasn't had a baby boy born in nearly a decade.

The mayor of a small Polish town is offering a reward to the next couple who has a baby boy since they’ve only had girls for a decade

Miejsce Odrzańskie is a small agricultural village in southern Poland, with a population of less than 300.
Indian schoolboys walk past a billboard in New Delhi on July 9, 2010, encouraging the birth of girls. Women in India often abort pregnancies if they learn they are bearing a female child.

Authorities in India are investigating a disturbing trend where mothers in 132 villages have given birth only to baby boys

Out of 216 babies born within the last three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi, not a single girl birth has been recorded.

Malaysian men still outnumbered women by 1 million in Q4 last year – and fewer babies were born

There were approximately 16.8 million males, and only 15.8 million females in Malaysia in Q4 last year.
A woman pushing her baby in a stroller shops in the Hongdae area of Seoul, South Korea, on June 29, 2016.

South Korea’s fertility-rate crisis is so dire that the country is offering cash to entice rich people to have kids

To prevent South Korea's population from declining in the next decade, the government is extending cash subsidies to the richest 10% of residents.
Japan is making more babies. The US is not.

Japan is reversing a dangerous demographic time bomb — but now the US is in the danger zone

Japan has been struggling for years to undo its aging problem. But over the past decade, the birth rate has been rising steadily, while in the US, it's been falling precipitously, as more people opt out of parenting. Childcare could play a key role.

Some Americans are so afraid of the ‘end of the world as we know it,’ they are avoiding having kids

A growing number of American women are choosing to not procreate because of concerns about climate change.

The US birth rate has hit an all-time low, fueling fears of a ‘demographic time bomb’ — but women over 40 are a big exception

The US birth rate is at a new all-time low. Only women over the age of 40 are having more kids, and experts say there's no way the country will replace its aging population.

Here are the US counties where there are more deaths than births

The Census Bureau recently released estimates of births and deaths between 2015 and 2016 in each of the country's 3,142 counties and county equivalents.

Here are the fastest growing states in the US

A breakdown of recently released Census data showing how natural increase, immigration, and domestic migration affected each state's population.