Special Report

The Youngest Big Cities in America

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15. Merced, CA
> Median age (years): 31.2
> Population enrolled in college: 8.3% — 82nd highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 31.6% — 14th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 11.2% — 18th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 273,661 — 176th highest of 384 metros

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14. Visalia, CA
> Median age (years): 31.2
> Population enrolled in college: 6.3% — 192nd highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 32.5% — 5th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 11.2% — 16th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 463,955 — 118th highest of 384 metros

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13. Flagstaff, AZ
> Median age (years): 31.0
> Population enrolled in college: 18.0% — 14th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 24.8% — 145th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.6% — 37th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 142,254 — 94th lowest of 384 metros

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12. Odessa, TX
> Median age (years): 30.6
> Population enrolled in college: 4.9% — 81st lowest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 31.8% — 12th highest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 9.5% — 3rd lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 162,067 — 122nd lowest of 384 metros

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11. Lawrence, KS
> Median age (years): 30.2
> Population enrolled in college: 21.0% — 8th highest of 384 metros
> Population 18 and younger: 20.9% — 48th lowest of 384 metros
> Population 65 and older: 12.1% — 28th lowest of 384 metros
> Total population: 121,304 — 57th lowest of 384 metros

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