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Median Membership Age by Gender and Membership Level

Summary:  Female members are younger than their male counterparts. In 2005, the median age of male members was 48 years compared to 37 years among women. This age gap, narrowed slightly as the median age of men dropped to 45 and the median age of women increased to 38 by 2010. Among regular members, the age gap remained stable, differing by 7 years during this period (ranging between 52 and 51 for males and 45 and 44 females). The median of male and female student members in 2005 and 2010 (not shown here) did not change and remained at 30 years of age.
Source:  ASA Membership Database, 2005 and 2010