U.S. States with Oldest Median Age

Name the ten U.S. states that have the highest median age.
For the year 2022, according to the American Community Survey
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Last updated: September 21, 2023
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First submittedJuly 26, 2017
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New Hampshire
West Virginia
Rhode Island
Level ∞
Jul 26, 2017
Youngest by far is Utah at 30.1 years.
Level 87
Jul 26, 2017
A result of residual polygamy in southern Utah?
Level ∞
Jul 27, 2017
Probably not. I would guess it has to do with a high fertility rate among mainstream Mormons.
Level 62
Dec 10, 2017
The "oldest" median age? Surely that should be "highest"? :)

Funny quiz, though. Those states are a mixture of places that are de-industrializing, have taken few recent immigrants and in one case (Florida) serves as a magnet for retirees.

Level 71
Dec 10, 2017
Yeah it made it more interesting than lots of these because there's so much going on behind the scenes.
Level 89
Sep 27, 2019
2 cases, Maine is clogged with retirees and summer people pricing residents and families away from the coastal economy.
Level 52
Dec 10, 2017
Finished with 0:01 left! Close one!
Level 45
Dec 12, 2017
Should be renamed "East Coast States Quiz"
Level 86
Jan 15, 2019
Gotta love those East Coast States like Montana, Michigan, and West Virginia. Even Vermont and Pennsylvania aren't technically on the coast.
Level 75
Oct 4, 2019
Michigan isn't on the quiz
Level 66
Jan 1, 2022
maybe not when you took it.
Level 74
Nov 24, 2018
Surprised Arizona isn't on here, with all of the people who come to Phoenix to retire.
Level 43
Oct 5, 2019
I was shocked to not see that one too. I would think there would be a lot in Tucson and Sedona too
Level 84
Sep 21, 2023
Good point. Could be that young people locating to the Sun Belt and a higher native fertility rate offset all the retirees coming to AZ. Will be interesting to see where it ranks in another 10 years or so.
Level ∞
Sep 22, 2023
Immigration probably explains it. Texas is the second youngest state after Utah.
Level 47
May 9, 2019
How is Florida not #1
Level 89
Sep 14, 2019
The coast of Maine has become unaffordable as it's become a commodity to be bought and sold, taken over by temporary summer residents and a few imported year-round retirees. . There's nothing inland to keep anyone there. But then again, it doesn't look like the Midwest.
Level 82
Oct 4, 2019
There are a lot of retirees in Florida but there are also a lot of younger people moving there for various reasons as well as a lot of new immigrants.
Level 61
Oct 4, 2019
I did not understand that one - I was trying to name the earliest states in the union - so still got 7/10 for trying all of New England....
Level 43
Oct 4, 2019
Name checks out
Level 79
Apr 20, 2021
Level 67
Sep 21, 2023
Got Florida at the beginning and then didn't get anything for a while and then got all of them back to back
Level 18
Nov 3, 2023
This was the final quiz I used to get to level 15. Thank you