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Young people look at a phone in Times Square in New York City in October 2020. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

The Census Bureau counted 1.1 million fewer people under the age of 18 in last year's census than it did in 2010's tally, according to new data released Thursday.

Why it matters: The decrease in the U.S.' under-age-18 population reflects a general decrease in fertility and the fact that the country, overall, is growing older.

  • The U.S. is also becoming more diverse, more urbanized and growing slower overall than in past decades, Axios' Stef Kight reports.

By the numbers: The Census Bureau tallied 73.1 million people who were younger than 18 years, a 1.4% decrease from the 74.2 million counted in 2010.

  • 258.3 million people — 77.9% of the country's total population — were 18 years or older, which was a 10.1% increase from the 2010 census.

The big picture: Proportionally, there are more people under the age of 18 living in the South than any other region of the U.S.

  • Southern states in total reported the highest proportion of people under age 18 (22.5%) to adults (77.5%) and were the only part of the country to experience a growth in both age groups over the last decade.
  • The Northeast had the largest proportion of adults (79.7%) and the smallest proportion of people under age 18 (20.3%).

Go deeper: 2020 census has unusually high rate of unanswered questions

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Boomers quashing millennials in Austin homebuying battles

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The newest cage-match venue for young'uns and old folks: that piece of property down the street that's for sale.

Driving the news: Elbowed out by Americans 60 years and older, young people are making up a smaller share of recent homebuyers than in previous years, per a new Zillow analysis.

  • Because baby boomers are more likely to be homeowners who can use money from the sale of their current home to buy their next one, they have a built-in advantage in a bidding war against younger buyers, who are often buying their first home.

CDC approves boosters for Moderna and J&J and mix-and-match

Boxes containing vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for certain populations and allow people to mix-and-match doses.

The big picture: The agency aligns with the Food and Drug Administration authorization Wednesday night which said people could switch to whichever vaccine they wanted for their booster shot.

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Israel to approve new construction in West Bank settlements

Bennett (L) and Biden discussed the settlements issue. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

Israel will approve the construction of 4,400 new homes in the West Bank next week: 3,10o in the Jewish settlements and 1,300 in Palestinian villages.

Why it matters: This will be the first time Israel has approved new settlement building since President Biden assumed office, and it's the first time since 2007 that it approves a significant number of new homes for Palestinians in "Area C" of the West Bank, which is controlled by Israel.