where do most of the oldsters live?

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CNNMoney's Les Christie was nice enough to sort through some of the Census data to make a few points about our population.

So here's the answers to where the oldsters live.

like anything else it depends on how you figure it. If you use the new Census and base it on median age, it's not Florida, as you may think it's


Maine? really?


The median age in Maine in 2010 was 42.7, 4.55 higher than the national average and 2 years older than Florida.

Who da thunk it?

Three factors come into play;

low birth rate

outward migration of young families

retention of their older residence.

So, back to Florida

If you base your decision on the percentage of Senior citizens, that being those 65 and older, than Florida wins hands down with 17.3 %. Oh by the way this is also the 2nd fastest growing age group. Second to

the boomers of course (45 to 64)

So there it is, now you know

where the oldsters live

ps; i live in Florida, but I'm a BOOMER, not an oldster.


Comments (4)

John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

That was great info! Thank you for sharing it!

May 31, 2011 04:42 AM
Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

Let's not forget Arizona....I think the median age in the Sedona Verde Valley area for instance is somewhere around 50. It is a surprise to find Maine at the top of the list...it's an interesting quirk-I really don't think too many people would put Maine at the top of their list of places to retire,if they didn't already live there, so I'm betting Arizona and Florida's reputation as retirement magnets won't suffer much ;^)

May 31, 2011 04:47 AM
Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!


for us Floridians here's a bit more.

for cities with over 100,000 residents cape coral is the 3rd oldest by median age at 42.4.

the youngest? 2nd gainsville 24.9 and 4th tallahassee 26.1. no surprises there.



May 31, 2011 04:49 AM
Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!


for cities over 100,000 residents scottsdale at 45.4 (median) was #1



May 31, 2011 04:52 AM