Special Report

The Oldest County in Every State

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Kansas: Jewell County
> Median Age: 52.8 years (state: 36.9 years)
> Population 65 and over: 30.5% (state: 15.8%)
> Total population: 2,854
> Life expectancy: 81.6 years
> County seat: Mankato

Kentucky: Lyon County
> Median Age: 50.3 years (state: 39.0 years)
> Population 65 and over: 27.3% (state: 16.4%)
> Total population: 8,226
> Life expectancy: 75.9 years
> County seat: Eddyville

Louisiana: Cameron Parish
> Median Age: 44.9 years (state: 37.2 years)
> Population 65 and over: 18.1% (state: 15.4%)
> Total population: 6,963
> Life expectancy: 81.7 years
> County seat: Cameron

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Maine: Piscataquis County
> Median Age: 51.5 years (state: 44.8 years)
> Population 65 and over: 26.4% (state: 20.6%)
> Total population: 16,864
> Life expectancy: 76.7 years
> County seat: Dover-Foxcroft

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Maryland: Talbot County
> Median Age: 51.0 years (state: 38.8 years)
> Population 65 and over: 29.2% (state: 15.4%)
> Total population: 37,087
> Life expectancy: 80.4 years
> County seat: Easton

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