Special Report

The Youngest Big Cities in America

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35. El Centro, CA
> Median age (years): 32.5
> Population enrolled in college: 7.3% — 124th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 31.9% — 11th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 13.5% — 64th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 180,580 — 152nd lowest of 384 metros

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34. Columbia, MO
> Median age (years): 32.4
> Population enrolled in college: 16.1% — 20th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 22.7% — 112th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.8% — 40th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 207,248 — 167th lowest of 384 metros

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33. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Median age (years): 32.4
> Population enrolled in college: 17.5% — 16th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 23.7% — 176th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.0% — 25th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 163,461 — 126th lowest of 384 metros

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32. El Paso, TX
> Median age (years): 32.4
> Population enrolled in college: 9.0% — 65th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 29.6% — 24th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.4% — 33rd lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 841,602 — 69th highest of 384 metros

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31. Fresno, CA
> Median age (years): 32.4
> Population enrolled in college: 7.5% — 113th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 30.2% — 21st highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.1% — 29th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 990,204 — 55th highest of 384 metros

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