The Most Common Age in the US is Far Younger Than You Think

Just a really quick look this morning at what the US population distribution looks like at the moment (well, as of about a year ago):

I was surprised to learn that the most common age in the US isn't in the baby boomer zone (50-65), but rather 22 year olds.

The effects of the that echo boom have yet to be realized, in my opinion, on the greater economy. While we certainly have an aging population (look at ages 0-3), we don't have a lack of US citizens in their early 20s. This group is currently graduating from college, looking for jobs, and will likely shape the US economy with their purchasing power and choices over the next several decades.