Special Report

The Oldest County in Every State

Kansas: Jewell County
> Median age: 52.8 years (state: 36.7 years)
> Population under 18: 19.2% (state: 24.4%)
> Population 65 and over: 29.6% (state: 15.4%)
> Total population: 2,885
> Largest place in county: Mankato

Kentucky: Lyon County
> Median age: 50.6 years (state: 38.9 years)
> Population under 18: 13.9% (state: 22.7%)
> Population 65 and over: 26.7% (state: 16.0%)
> Total population: 8,271
> Largest place in county: Eddyville

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Louisiana: Cameron Parish
> Median age: 44.1 years (state: 36.9 years)
> Population under 18: 22.6% (state: 23.7%)
> Population 65 and over: 16.0% (state: 15.0%)
> Total population: 6,930
> Largest place in parish: Hackberry

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Maine: Piscataquis County
> Median age: 51.5 years (state: 44.7 years)
> Population under 18: 17.3% (state: 18.9%)
> Population 65 and over: 25.9% (state: 20.0%)
> Total population: 16,836
> Largest place in county: Dover-Foxcroft

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Maryland: Talbot County
> Median age: 50.5 years (state: 38.7 years)
> Population under 18: 18.4% (state: 22.3%)
> Population 65 and over: 28.5% (state: 15.0%)
> Total population: 37,167
> Largest place in county: Easton