Special Report

The Youngest Big Cities in America

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25. Bakersfield, CA
> Median age (years): 31.9
> Population enrolled in college: 6.7% — 158th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 31.4% — 16th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 11.1% — 15th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 892,458 — 62nd highest of 384 metros

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24. Midland, TX
> Median age (years): 31.8
> Population enrolled in college: 5.3% — 113th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 30.4% — 18th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 10.1% — 6th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 176,914 — 144th lowest of 384 metros

23. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
> Median age (years): 31.7
> Population enrolled in college: 5.1% — 92nd lowest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 32.3% — 9th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 13.3% — 59th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 422,135 — 128th highest of 384 metros

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22. Bloomington, IN
> Median age (years): 31.5
> Population enrolled in college: 23.5% — 4th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 20.0% — 26th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 13.4% — 61st lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 168,172 — 131st lowest of 384 metros

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21. Fairbanks, AK
> Median age (years): 31.5
> Population enrolled in college: 8.7% — 71st highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 27.3% — 46th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 11.2% — 17th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 98,455 — 25th lowest of 384 metros

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