Which State Has The Most Aged Population? (Not Florida)

May 31, 2011 7:16 am

We spotted this today:

“Florida may have the reputation as a big draw for retirees, but it’s actually the northern end of the Eastern Seaboard that has the most aged population in America.

Maine’s median age in 2010 was 42.7, the Census reported Thursday. That’s two years older than the median in Florida, and more than five years above the national median age of 37.2.

The second oldest state is Vermont, with a median age of 41.5. West Virginia’s median is 41.3 and New Hampshire’s is 41.1. Seven states have a median age of more than 40 years.

Florida did have the highest percentage of senior citizens — residents aged 65 or older — at 17.3%. That was well above the national median of 13%. At 16%, West Virginia has the second highest percentage of senior citizens.

Utah is the nation’s youngest state with a median of 29.2, followed by Texas (33.6), Alaska and the District of Columbia (33.8) and Idaho (34.6).”

Statistics Source: CNN Money

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