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Old 10-01-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: IN
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I thought this was interesting. This is the population age structure demographic change of the populace by state from 2010-2014, found off the quickfacts census site. I thought it would be interesting to put it into table format, sorry if a few are cut at the end of the page- I used the snipping tool on my computer.











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Old 10-01-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Wow. So DC and north Dakotas populace is getting younger while ALL other 49 states are getting older.

Crazy.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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UT is doing decently well.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:46 AM
 
Location: IN
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Wow. So DC and north Dakotas populace is getting younger while ALL other 49 states are getting older.

Crazy.
DC is due to influx of new people and population growth within a small number of square miles. ND is due to the energy boom- now subsiding a bit. The other states are aging at different rates, depending on the total size of the baby boomer cohort- which varies a bit in percentage terms by state.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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Makes sense, as the baby boomers are growing older and pulling up the average. In 20 years when they start passing away the average will trend back down a bit.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I'll talk with my wife and see if we can do anything to reverse the trends somewhat and add more babies. How many do you think we need to make to offset the current trend?
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Makes sense, as the baby boomers are growing older and pulling up the average. In 20 years when they start passing away the average will trend back down a bit.
Not really. The US has a below replacement level fertility rate now, meaning absent young immigrants to offset natural losses, the overall population will steadily age, as the younger cohorts are always less populous than the older ones. (the population pyramid is inverted). If we stop all immigration with our current fertility rate, the overall population will steadily decline after a generation, and we will hit prolonged stagnation similar to Japan with a time lag of 20 years (from the moment of hypothetical stop to immigration).

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I'll talk with my wife and see if we can do anything to reverse the trends somewhat and add more babies. How many do you think we need to make to offset the current trend?
A woman should have an average of 2.1 babies in her lifetime just to keep the overall population steady.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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UT is doing decently well.
Huge birth rate in that state.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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Huge birth rate in that state.
Due to LDS influences.. Check Utah County, UT demographics (home of Provo, BYU). 35% of population under age 18 with 7% over age 65.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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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?
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