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Old 10-07-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Has anybody else noticed the West to East trend in these numbers? The top states are ALL in the West, then the center of the country (Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, Iowa, etc.) then to the East Coast? Or did this just happen when you were making the table?
It seems to just be sorted from west to east, not in ranked order. Confused me when I first looked at it too. Though it is true that all the states which are more than 25% children are in the west (Texas, Alaska, Idaho, and Utah) and all those with less than 20% are in the east (Maine, Vermont, and DC). There's very little variation in the rest of the country though.

The chart is also missing Oregon and Michigan.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: IN
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It seems to just be sorted from west to east, not in ranked order. Confused me when I first looked at it too. Though it is true that all the states which are more than 25% children are in the west (Texas, Alaska, Idaho, and Utah) and all those with less than 20% are in the east (Maine, Vermont, and DC). There's very little variation in the rest of the country though.

The chart is also missing Oregon and Michigan.
Oregon and Michigan are there, and I did not sort them in ranked order -might do that a bit later.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Oregon and Michigan are there, and I did not sort them in ranked order -might do that a bit later.
I see Michigan now - missed it because it's right next to Mississippi. But I still don't see where Oregon is.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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1 in 5 Floridians are 65+

I'm shocked.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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I see Michigan now - missed it because it's right next to Mississippi. But I still don't see where Oregon is.
I will see if I can add it in, don't know how it was missed.
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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An interesting addition to this chart would be to display how the median age for each state has changed since 2010. If I recall correctly, the three northern New England states (VT, NH, and ME) saw among the highest increases between the 2000 and 2010 census. Maybe with the influx of young workers, ND's median age has actually decreased recently?
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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An interesting addition to this chart would be to display how the median age for each state has changed since 2010. If I recall correctly, the three northern New England states (VT, NH, and ME) saw among the highest increases between the 2000 and 2010 census. Maybe with the influx of young workers, ND's median age has actually decreased recently?
I did find this:




Source: "Census Bureau 2010"
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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No data for 2014 regarding median age by state but I complied the the median totals for the US, region, and each individual state:







"Source: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/b...c2010br-03.pdf "
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: IN
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And this is probably the most interesting map from 2010 by county for the US.


Source:"census.gov"
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I did find this:




Source: "Census Bureau 2010"

I wish there was a way to convince some older residents of certain counties in PA to.. ya know.. move to Wyoming or Florida. . PA still has the fourth fastest growing population of 65-plus. It is a strangle hold on the states finances. Oh yeah, guess what else? Social Security and Pensions isn't taxed at the state level. We give people no reason to leave.. Don't worry. The old people elect a huge majority that looks to education as the first thing to cut. Its disgusting. In 4 years under the last governor, $1 billion dollars of money that went straight to schools was either cut from the budget or reallocated to pay for the ballooning pension payments.

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