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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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Age
State
45.1
Maine
43.3
New Hampshire
43.2
Vermont
42.9
West Virginia
42.7
Florida
Age
State
41.5
Delaware
40.9
Pennsylvania
40.9
Connecticut
40.8
Hawaii
40.7
Rhode Island
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Level ∞
Jul 26, 2017
Youngest by far is Utah at 30.1 years.
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Level 86
Jul 26, 2017
A result of residual polygamy in southern Utah?
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Level ∞
Jul 27, 2017
Probably not. I would guess it has to do with a high fertility rate among mainstream Mormons.
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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.

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Level 69
Dec 10, 2017
Yeah it made it more interesting than lots of these because there's so much going on behind the scenes.
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Level 88
Sep 27, 2019
2 cases, Maine is clogged with retirees and summer people pricing residents and families away from the coastal economy.
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Level 52
Dec 10, 2017
Finished with 0:01 left! Close one!
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Level 45
Dec 12, 2017
Should be renamed "East Coast States Quiz"
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Level 85
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.
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2019
Michigan isn't on the quiz
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Level 66
Jan 1, 2022
maybe not when you took it.
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Level 73
Nov 24, 2018
Surprised Arizona isn't on here, with all of the people who come to Phoenix to retire.
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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
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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.
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Level ∞
Sep 22, 2023
Immigration probably explains it. Texas is the second youngest state after Utah.
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Level 48
May 9, 2019
How is Florida not #1
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Level 88
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.
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Level 83
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.
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Level 59
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....
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Level 43
Oct 4, 2019
Name checks out
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2021
hahahaha!
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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
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Level 15
Nov 3, 2023
This was the final quiz I used to get to level 15. Thank you