Special Report

The Youngest Big Cities in America

50. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
> Median age (years): 33.7
> Population enrolled in college: 23.0% — 6th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 20.5% — 36th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 15.0% — 126th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 167,201 — 129th lowest of 384 metros

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49. Lawton, OK
> Median age (years): 33.6
> Population enrolled in college: 6.1% — 172nd lowest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 27.3% — 45th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 13.7% — 70th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 127,157 — 70th lowest of 384 metros

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48. Bloomington, IL
> Median age (years): 33.3
> Population enrolled in college: 15.6% — 24th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 24.2% — 175th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.9% — 44th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 172,164 — 139th lowest of 384 metros

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47. Las Cruces, NM
> Median age (years): 33.3
> Population enrolled in college: 11.0% — 45th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 26.9% — 60th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 15.8% — 168th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 217,696 — 176th lowest of 384 metros

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46. Corvallis, OR
> Median age (years): 33.2
> Population enrolled in college: 23.1% — 5th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 19.5% — 20th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 16.0% — 177th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 92,168 — 18th lowest of 384 metros

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