Skip to comments.Demographics: Conservative States Have the Youngest Populations
Posted on 01/04/2014 12:43:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
An interesting footnote to all the stories about New York’s population growth decline is that its median age is fairly high. New York State ranks 30th in median age at 38. New York City’s median age is somewhat lower at 35.
New York’s median age has been rising steadily due to low birth rates. In 1990, the city and the state had a median age below 34. Property taxes for the schools that attracted many residents upstate have helped price the area out raising its median age upstate while the local rust belt hasn’t exactly attracted workers in poorer areas.
A variation of the same thing happened in New York City complete with ridiculously low marriage and birth rates.
New York state has the highest percentage of women who have never been married. Within New York City those statistics are higher than the state-wide. Never-married women make up 41.7 percent of the population, up from 38.7 percent in 2006. For men, the figures are even more dramatic: 46.7 percent have never been married, up from 43.4 percent in 2006.
By race, Asians in the city are the most likely to have been married. But 51 percent of black women and 54 percent of black men have never married, higher than any other group.
The percentage of mothers who are unmarried has risen. Thirty-seven percent of the city’s mothers were unmarried in 2010, up from 33.5 percent in 2009.
It’s not hard to see then why the median age is rising and why New York isn’t growing as fast as other places. But it’s interesting to look at which states have the youngest median age.
1. 29.20 Utah / 2,763,885
2. 33.60 Texas / 25,145,561
3. 33.80 District of Columbia / 601,723
3. 33.80 Alaska / 710,231
5. 34.60 Idaho / 1,567,582
6. 35.20 California / 37,253,956
7. 35.30 Georgia / 9,687,653
8. 35.80 Louisiana / 4,533,372
9. 35.90 Arizona / 6,392,017
10. 36.00 Kansas / 2,853,118
Utah is the big winner for the obvious reason that it has the largest families. DC is a city and shouldn’t be listed here. Cities tend to have a younger median age. The top 5 median age states however are reddish conservative places.
California shows up due to its migrant magnet, but the rest of the top ten also trend red. What hope there is for America comes from places like these.
Take immigration off the table and you would see a very different picture with blue states dying out and red states growing. Immigration sustains the population growth of blue states while bankrupting them and turning them into disaster areas.
Well, sure. The only people I know from childhood that still live in the old neighborhood are everybody’s parents who still hold the same government job, waiting around to collect an enormous pension. All of us left because we basically had no choice, regardless of politics. (Long Island.)
Liberals are hedonistic think only of themselves (not their [missing] progeny), don’t believe in God, and abort their babies in large numbers. So this is no surprise. Still too damned many of liberals for the good of the country.
Ah, but the collectivists run the school system and its curriculum, so the young are the property of the collective.
Depending on how well conservatives can corral their youth, this may lead to positive political fortunes with the electoral vote distribution.
But are they the children of conservatives or illegals.
In Texas, they are the children of illegal aliens, but are US citizens the moment they are born.
In Utah, they are the children of conservatives, but it will take Utah 500 years at it’s current rate of growth to have as many Electoral College votes as Texas has today.
Illegals are driving up a lot of those numbers. Especially in Texas.
Wait, that doesn’t fit the narrative.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
One of the nice things about Michigan is the wide range of alternative options for schooling.
Not to mention Coeur d’Alene, which demographics look a lot like San Francisco.
If we are not careful, Texas will be blue in 10 years and then we are screwed no matter what we do.
So the result of having liberals murder their successor generations means no more liberals in a generation or two?
What a moral dilemma.
That’s why they need amnesty to give them a new generation of commies.
No problemo senor.
“Coeur dAlene, which demographics look a lot like San Francisco.”
Huh? I thought Coeur d’Alene was the capital of white supremacy. Really, that’s the media’s impression.
If you ever been in a so-called Confederate State you will also notice a very large population of people who do not seem to live in Vermont. So to extrapolate that those states having younger populations then the rest of the US is good for Conservatism is putting the cart before the horse. Also a split in the GOP between Tea Party and Establishment will also turn those states solid Left. Conservatives in those states seem to forget who his living on the other side of the tracks.