Median age of U.S. population in 2016, by state

U.S. Median age of the population 2016, by state This statistic shows the median age of the population of the USA in 2016, by state of residence. The states with the highest median age of its population was Maine at 44.5 years. Utah had the lowest median age (30.7 years).
View the distribution of the U.S. population by ethnicity here.

Additional information on the ageing population in the United States\

High birth rates during the so-called baby boom years that followed World War II followed by lower fertility and morality rates have left the United States with a serious challenge in the 21st Century. However, the issue of an ageing population is certainly not an issue unique to the United States. The projected development of the global population aged 65 and over between 2010 and 2050 demonstrates that Europe in particular faces a major issue.
Within the United States, the uneven distribution of populations aged 65 years and over among states offers both major challenges and potential solutions. On the one hand, federal action over the issue may be contentious as other states are set to harbor the costs of elderly care in states such as California and Florida. That said, domestic migration from comparably younger states may help to fill gaps in the workforce left by retirees in others.
Nonetheless, ageing population issues are set to gain further prominence in the political and economic decisions made by policymakers regardless of the eventual distribution of America’s elderly. Analysis of the financial concerns of Americans by age shows many young people still decades from retirement hold strong concern over their eventual financial position.
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Age in years
Maine 44.5
Vermont 43.1
New Hampshire 42.7
West Virginia 42.3
Florida 42.1
Connecticut 40.9
Delaware 40.6
Pennsylvania 40.6
Rhode Island 40.2
Montana 40.1
Michigan 39.7
Massachusetts 39.5
New Jersey 39.5
Wisconsin 39.4
Ohio 39.3
Oregon 39.2
South Carolina 39.1
Alabama 39
Hawaii 38.9
North Carolina 38.7
Kentucky 38.7
Tennessee 38.6
Maryland 38.5
Missouri 38.4
New York 38.4
Virginia 38.2
Iowa 38
Arkansas 38
Nevada 37.9
Minnesota 37.9
Illinois 37.9
New Mexico 37.7
Washington 37.7
Indiana 37.6
Arizona 37.5
Mississippi 37.2
Wyoming 37.2
South Dakota 36.8
Colorado 36.7
Louisiana 36.5
Georgia 36.5
Kansas 36.5
California 36.4
Oklahoma 36.4
Nebraska 36.3
Idaho 36.1
North Dakota 35
Texas 34.5
District of Columbia 33.9
Alaska 33.5
Utah 30.7
Age in years
Maine 44.5
Vermont 43.1
New Hampshire 42.7
West Virginia 42.3
Florida 42.1
Connecticut 40.9
Delaware 40.6
Pennsylvania 40.6
Rhode Island 40.2
Montana 40.1
Michigan 39.7
Massachusetts 39.5
New Jersey 39.5
Wisconsin 39.4
Ohio 39.3
Oregon 39.2
South Carolina 39.1
Alabama 39
Hawaii 38.9
North Carolina 38.7
Kentucky 38.7
Tennessee 38.6
Maryland 38.5
Missouri 38.4
New York 38.4
Virginia 38.2
Iowa 38
Arkansas 38
Nevada 37.9
Minnesota 37.9
Illinois 37.9
New Mexico 37.7
Washington 37.7
Indiana 37.6
Arizona 37.5
Mississippi 37.2
Wyoming 37.2
South Dakota 36.8
Colorado 36.7
Louisiana 36.5
Georgia 36.5
Kansas 36.5
California 36.4
Oklahoma 36.4
Nebraska 36.3
Idaho 36.1
North Dakota 35
Texas 34.5
District of Columbia 33.9
Alaska 33.5
Utah 30.7
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This statistic shows the median age of the population of the USA in 2016, by state of residence. The states with the highest median age of its population was Maine at 44.5 years. Utah had the lowest median age (30.7 years).
View the distribution of the U.S. population by ethnicity here.

Additional information on the ageing population in the United States\

High birth rates during the so-called baby boom years that followed World War II followed by lower fertility and morality rates have left the United States with a serious challenge in the 21st Century. However, the issue of an ageing population is certainly not an issue unique to the United States. The projected development of the global population aged 65 and over between 2010 and 2050 demonstrates that Europe in particular faces a major issue.
Within the United States, the uneven distribution of populations aged 65 years and over among states offers both major challenges and potential solutions. On the one hand, federal action over the issue may be contentious as other states are set to harbor the costs of elderly care in states such as California and Florida. That said, domestic migration from comparably younger states may help to fill gaps in the workforce left by retirees in others.
Nonetheless, ageing population issues are set to gain further prominence in the political and economic decisions made by policymakers regardless of the eventual distribution of America’s elderly. Analysis of the financial concerns of Americans by age shows many young people still decades from retirement hold strong concern over their eventual financial position.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016

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