Top Places for Oldest, Youngest Residents

Maine is the state boasting the oldest median age of
residents–not Florida, as most people assume, according to new Census data
reported this week. The median age in Maine for 2010 was 42.7. In Florida, the
national median age was 37.2.

However,
Florida does have the largest percentage (17.6 percent) of senior citizens,
residents who are aged 65 or older. West Virginia is second at 16 percent for
highest percentage of senior citizens. The national average is 13 percent.

Here’s a breakdown of where the oldest
and youngest populations live, according to Census data.

Oldest States
The states
with the highest median age of its residents are:

1. Maine: 42.7
2. Vermont:
41.5

3. West Virginia: 41.3
4. New Hampshire: 41.1

Oldest Cities
Based on cities
with over 100,000 residents, here’s a breakdown of cities with the oldest
populations, along with the median age of their residents:

1. Scottsdale, Ariz.: 45.4
2. Clearwater, Fla.: 43.8
3. Cape
Coral, Fla.: 42.4

4. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.:
42.2

5. Hialeah, Fla.:
42.2

Youngest
States

Which states boast the youngest
population?

1. Utah: 29.2
2. Texas: 33.6
3. Alaska:
33.8

District of Columbia:
33.8

4. Idaho: 34.6

Source: “Where People Are Oldest: Maine Tops
Florida,”
 CNNMoney (May 26,
2011)

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