States Ranked by Percent of Population Age 65 or Older, 2018
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Across the U.S., 52 million Americans are 65 years or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a quarter of them live in just three states: California, Florida, and Texas. By comparison, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and Alaska each have fewer than 150,000 senior residents.
The American city with the oldest median age was The Villages, Florida, where the median age is 67.5 years.
Geography. Canada’s senior population is distributed unevenly across the provinces, with the highest concentration in the Atlantic provinces. Nova Scotia has the highest proportion of seniors, at 16.6% of its population, followed by New Brunswick (16.5%) and Prince Edward Island (16.3%).
In the United States, the youngest state is Utah, which has a median age of 30.7 years. Utah’s birth rate is the highest among the states at 14.9 births per 1,000 population.
St. Augustine, founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the “Nation’s Oldest City.”
The median age in China is 38.4 years.
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Jurupa Valley officially became the youngest city in the United States on July 1, 2011.
According to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, a senior citizen is “an elderly person, especially a person over 65 “. And an elderly is, according to the same reference source, “rather old; past middle age”.
The average age of the Canadian resident population was about 40.9 years in 2020, with Newfoundland and Labrador having the oldest average population, and Nunavut having the youngest average population.
Currently, five out of ten Canadians aged 20 are expected to reach age 90, while only one out of ten is expected to live to 100.