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Daily Real Estate News  |  May 27, 2011  |   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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