Special Report

The Youngest Big Cities in America

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20. Iowa City, IA
> Median age (years): 31.4
> Population enrolled in college: 18.6% — 12th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 22.9% — 126th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.3% — 31st lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 172,919 — 140th lowest of 384 metros

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19. Ithaca, NY
> Median age (years): 31.3
> Population enrolled in college: 27.0% — the highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 19.0% — 16th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 14.1% — 82nd lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 102,237 — 31st lowest of 384 metros

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18. Champaign-Urbana, IL
> Median age (years): 31.2
> Population enrolled in college: 21.0% — 9th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 22.5% — 100th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 13.1% — 48th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 226,418 — 184th lowest of 384 metros

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17. Lubbock, TX
> Median age (years): 31.2
> Population enrolled in college: 14.1% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 26.3% — 75th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.4% — 34th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 320,031 — 158th highest of 384 metros

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16. Clarksville, TN-KY
> Median age (years): 31.2
> Population enrolled in college: 7.5% — 112th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 29.9% — 22nd highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 11.7% — 22nd lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 304,584 — 165th highest of 384 metros

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