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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:23 AM

Maine retains its distinction as nation's oldest state, new Census data show

Source: Portland Press Herald

Maine is still the nation’s oldest state, according to updated data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The median age in the state is 44.6 years, virtually unchanged from the year before, according to results of the 2017 American Community Survey, an annual look at local economic and demographic data.

That means half of Maine’s population is older than the median and half is younger. The national median age is 38.

Maine has for years held the distinction of being the country’s oldest state. Overall, its population has grown by about 7,500 since 2010, to 1.33 million last year, according to the most recent estimates.

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Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/13/maine-still-nations-oldest-state/



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:24 AM

1. I saw the article and thought about posting it in the Maine Group,

but I didn't want to offend anyone.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:29 AM

2. jessica fletcher should investigate this trend. - n/t

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:32 AM

3. Stephen King should write a book about it n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:01 AM

4. They write about it being the oldest but don't explain why. Piss poor article!

I'm going to guess it is because 1) When they are younger they move out of state, 2) Births are lower.

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