The Roaring 20s: A slideshow of America’s counties where median age is less than 30 years


U.S. Census Bureau figures show the graying of America, but some counties have populations at least half younger than 30.

America’s median age increased by 0.2 years to 38.9 years from 2021 to 2022, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Baby boomers and their children all are getting older, which is pushing up the nation’s median age, Kristie Wilder, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s Population Division, said in a news release.

But age is not evenly spread out across the nation. There are 3,144 counties across the United States and median ages ranged from 20.9 to 68.1 years.

There were seven counties with resident populations of at least 100,000 people and a median age below 30 years. Having large universities explains having lower median ages, according to the Census Bureau.

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