By Median Age: Maine is the state with the highest median age at 44.3 years, followed by Vermont (42.8 years), New Hampshire (42.7 years), West Virginia (42.2 years), and Florida (41.8 years). By Total: California has the highest number of seniors in the U.S. with a total of 5,148,448 residents ages 65 and older .
The Top 50 Countries With the Largest Percentage of Older Adults
|Rank||Country||# total population (in millions)|
65 and older
Worst 10 states for retirement 1 – Alaska. The cold weather isn’t the only factor that many retirees won’t like. 2 – Hawaii. 3 – Nevada. 4 – New Mexico. 5 – Tennessee. 6 – Alabama. 7 – Louisiana. 8 – Maryland.
In 1900, 75 percent of the people in the United States died before they reached age 65. Today, this is almost reversed: about 70 percent of people die after age 65.
The Cornhusker State is the best state to retire, according to a new Bankrate study, followed by Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Florida. Maryland, on the other hand, comes in the last place in our ranking. New York and Alaska also might be better for retirees to visit than reside, according to the study.
Population 65 Years and Over by Age, 1990, 2000, and 2010
|Age||1990||Percent of U.S. total|
|65 years and over||31,241,831||13.0%|
|65 to 74 years||18,106,558||7.0|
|65 to 69 years||10,111,735||4.0|
Utah is the youngest state in the union, with a median age of 30.5 years. Youngest States Utah . 31.0. District of Columbia . 34.0. Alaska . 34.6. Texas . 34.8. North Dakota. 35.2.
Looking for a market filled with Gen Y renters? Look no further than Provo, Utah , where the median age is 23.3, making it the youngest city in America .