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The Oldest County in Every State

Virginia: Highland County
> Median Age: 59.5 years (state: 38.4 years)
> Population 65 and over: 38.8% (state: 15.4%)
> Total population: 2,202
> Life expectancy: 81.3 years
> County seat: Monterey

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Washington: Jefferson County
> Median Age: 59.0 years (state: 37.8 years)
> Population 65 and over: 36.4% (state: 15.4%)
> Total population: 31,825
> Life expectancy: 81.1 years
> County seat: Port Townsend

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West Virginia: Pendleton County
> Median Age: 51.8 years (state: 42.7 years)
> Population 65 and over: 28.1% (state: 19.9%)
> Total population: 6,968
> Life expectancy: 77.7 years
> County seat: Franklin

Wisconsin: Iron County
> Median Age: 55.6 years (state: 39.6 years)
> Population 65 and over: 30.8% (state: 16.9%)
> Total population: 5,679
> Life expectancy: 78.5 years
> County seat: Hurley

Wyoming: Platte County
> Median Age: 48.8 years (state: 38.0 years)
> Population 65 and over: 24.3% (state: 16.4%)
> Total population: 8,572
> Life expectancy: 78.3 years
> County seat: Wheatland

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