Special Report

The County With the Oldest Population in Every State

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Montana: Meagher County
> Median age (years): 56.3 (Montana: 40.1)
> Population enrolled in college: 5.0% (Montana: 5.8%)
> Population 18 and younger: 20.7% (Montana: 23.0%)
> Population 65 and older: 31.8% (Montana: 18.5%)
> Total population: 1,795 (Montana: 1,061,705)
> No. of counties considered in ranking: 53

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Nebraska: Boyd County
> Median age (years): 56.2 (Nebraska: 36.6)
> Population enrolled in college: 2.2% (Nebraska: 7.0%)
> Population 18 and younger: 18.0% (Nebraska: 26.4%)
> Population 65 and older: 32.0% (Nebraska: 15.4%)
> Total population: 1,882 (Nebraska: 1,923,826)
> No. of counties considered in ranking: 80

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Nevada: Esmeralda County
> Median age (years): 54.6 (Nevada: 38.2)
> Population enrolled in college: 1.7% (Nevada: 5.5%)
> Population 18 and younger: 13.5% (Nevada: 24.1%)
> Population 65 and older: 25.6% (Nevada: 15.8%)
> Total population: 1,030 (Nevada: 3,030,281)
> No. of counties considered in ranking: 17

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New Hampshire: Carroll County
> Median age (years): 53.4 (New Hampshire: 43.0)
> Population enrolled in college: 3.4% (New Hampshire: 6.6%)
> Population 18 and younger: 16.8% (New Hampshire: 20.6%)
> Population 65 and older: 27.9% (New Hampshire: 17.7%)
> Total population: 48,461 (New Hampshire: 1,355,244)
> No. of counties considered in ranking: 10

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New Jersey: Cape May County
> Median age (years): 50.3 (New Jersey: 40.0)
> Population enrolled in college: 3.9% (New Jersey: 6.6%)
> Population 18 and younger: 18.9% (New Jersey: 23.5%)
> Population 65 and older: 26.3% (New Jersey: 16.0%)
> Total population: 92,701 (New Jersey: 8,885,418)
> No. of counties considered in ranking: 21

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