Special Report

The Youngest Big Cities in America

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10. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
> Median age (years): 30.2
> Population enrolled in college: 19.6% — 10th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 23.8% — 180th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.3% — 32nd lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 230,353 — 187th lowest of 384 metros

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9. Ames, IA
> Median age (years): 29.5
> Population enrolled in college: 24.9% — 2nd highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 20.1% — 29th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 13.1% — 50th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 123,736 — 62nd lowest of 384 metros

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8. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
> Median age (years): 29.4
> Population enrolled in college: 6.2% — 180th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 34.8% — 3rd highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 11.0% — 12th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 861,137 — 65th highest of 384 metros

7. Hinesville, GA
> Median age (years): 29.3
> Population enrolled in college: 6.3% — 184th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 32.3% — 8th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 9.7% — 4th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 81,275 — 8th lowest of 384 metros

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6. Laredo, TX
> Median age (years): 28.9
> Population enrolled in college: 6.4% — 176th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 34.9% — 2nd highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 9.3% — 2nd lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 274,847 — 175th highest of 384 metros

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