List of U.S. states and territories by median age

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This is a list of U.S. states, the District of Columbia and territories by median age in 2019.[note 1] Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups - that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.

Rank State,
federal district,
or territory
Median age
in years
(Total
Population)[1][2][note 2]
1  Maine 45.0
2  Puerto Rico[2] 43.6
3  New Hampshire 43.1
4  Vermont 43.0
5  West Virginia 42.9
6  Florida 42.5
7  U.S. Virgin Islands[2] 41.8
8  Connecticut 41.1
8  Delaware 41.1
10  Pennsylvania 40.8
11  Rhode Island 40.1
11  New Jersey 40.1
11  Montana 40.1
14  Michigan 39.9
14  South Carolina 39.9
16  Wisconsin 39.8
17  Massachusetts 39.6
17  Oregon 39.6
17  Hawaii 39.6
20  Ohio 39.5
21  Alabama 39.4
22  New York 39.2
23  Kentucky 39.1
23  North Carolina 39.1
23  Maryland 39.1
26  Tennessee 39.0
27  Missouri 38.9
28  Virginia 38.6
28  Illinois 38.6
30  Arkansas 38.5
30  Iowa 38.5
32  New Mexico 38.4
32  Wyoming 38.4
34  Minnesota 38.3
34  Nevada 38.3
 United States 38.2
36  Arizona 38.2
37  Mississippi 38.0
38  Indiana 37.9
39  Washington 37.8
40  Louisiana 37.5
41  South Dakota 37.4
42  Colorado 37.1
42  Georgia 37.1
42  Kansas 37.1
45  California 37.0
46  Oklahoma 36.9
46  Idaho 36.9
48  Nebraska 36.8
49  North Dakota 35.3
50  Texas 35.0
50  Alaska 35.0
52  District of Columbia 34.2
53  Northern Mariana Islands[2] 32.8
54  Utah 31.3
55  Guam[2] 29.4
56  American Samoa[2] 27.2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ State data is from 2019 Census estimates, territories data is from 2020 CIA World Factbook estimates.
  2. ^ State data is from 2019 Census estimates, territories data is from 2020 CIA World Factbook estimates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Median Age in 2019". www.statsamerica.org. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-09.