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Old 06-27-2019, 08:59 PM
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In 2018, the median age for North Carolina residents was 38.9, an increase of 1.5 years since 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual population estimates for states and counties by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. That makes the state tied with Kentucky for the 22nd oldest state in the country, up five spots from 27th in 2010.

North Carolina’s 65 and older population now accounts for 16.3% of the state’s 10.4 million residents, up 3.4 percentage points since 2010.

Thanks to a growing number of retirees moving into the popular southeastern coastal Brunswick County, it ranks as the oldest in the state with a median age of 54.7 and almost one out of three residents age 65 and over. Other North Carolina counties where the median age is now 50 and above include Perquimans and Pamlico in the east and Alleghany, Alexander, Polk, Transylvania, Clay and Cherokee in the west. Just missing the cut in the northeast is Northampton with a median age of 49.9.

Dr. Michael Cline, state demographer, estimates that by 2030 one in five North Carolina residents will be 65 and over.

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Old 06-28-2019, 07:34 AM
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This is not at all unique to NC. The US (and western society in general) is aging. I doubt if there are any states (except maybe Utah) where the average age is decreasing. Municipalities where that is the case are probably in the extreme minority (and most likely are seeing a large growth in immigrant populations as those tend to be younger demographic groups).
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:00 PM
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Texas median age: 33.9
new york median age: 35
california median age: 36

florida median age: 42

we are becoming the new florida
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:54 AM
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A consequence of two income families, obscene child care costs, and high out out pocket insurance plans.

Another interesting graph:


Anyone seen the movie "Idiotcracy"?
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