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The U.S. is getting older, more ethnically and racially diverse, and more educated, on average. At the same time, the middle class is shrinking and the “suburbanization of America” is accelerating. But these trends are not affecting all states equally. by Jennifer Burnett

THE U.S. IS GETTING OLDER According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age in the U.S. in 1970 was 28.1. By 2010 that had grown to 37.2, and it is predicted that by 2050, the median age will be 39 years old.

STATE WITH OLDEST POPULATION IN 2016 (YEARS)

40

MAINE

NOV/DEC 2017 | CAPITOL IDEAS

35

28

STATE WITH YOUNGEST POPULATION IN 2016 (YEARS) 30

UTAH 25

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Capitol Ideas | November, December, 2017  
Capitol Ideas | November, December, 2017  

Changing Face of America