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As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger, Census Bureau Reports (Bakken mentioned)
Census.gov ^ | Thur June 26, 2014

Posted on 06/26/2014 9:32:09 AM PDT by posterchild

The median age declined in seven states between 2012 and 2013, including five in the Great Plains, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In contrast, the median age for the U.S. as a whole ticked up from 37.5 years to 37.6 years. These estimates examine population changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013.

"We're seeing the demographic impact of two booms," Census Bureau Director John Thompson said. "The population in the Great Plains energy boom states is becoming younger and more male as workers move in seeking employment in the oil and gas industry, while the U.S. as a whole continues to age as the youngest of the baby boom generation enters their 50s."

The largest decline in the nation was in North Dakota, with a decline of 0.6 years between 2012 and 2013. The median age in four other Great Plains states — Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Oklahoma — also dropped. Alaska and Hawaii also saw a decline in median age. (See Table 1.) In addition, the median age fell in 403 of the nation's 3,143 counties, many of which were in the Great Plains. Williams, N.D., the center of the Bakken shale energy boom, led the nation with a decline of 1.6 years. Next to Alaska, North Dakota had a heavier concentration of males (51.1 percent of the total population) than any other state.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: babyboomers; migration; trends

1 posted on 06/26/2014 9:32:09 AM PDT by posterchild
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Ummm ... what miracle cure are they using? My age keeps adding up, unabated ... LOL ...


2 posted on 06/26/2014 9:34:39 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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I just want to say, I’m in Oklahoma, but it’s not working for me!


3 posted on 06/26/2014 9:35:46 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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It’s good to see young men moving out west to seek their fortunes. It’s the American way at its best.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 9:41:25 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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I’m originally from Montana. Guess I should have stayed there. Instead, I decided to move to God’s Waiting Room, Florida, 43 years ago.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 9:50:14 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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They just basically announced which states the ‘Takers’ need to move to for continuing support via ‘Maker’ Taxpayer Dollars when they break the backs of their current Blue State!


6 posted on 06/26/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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Ummm ... what miracle cure are they using?

Jobs.
Young people are relocating to where they can find gainful employment. No mystery. No Shangri-La.

7 posted on 06/26/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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It’s not working for me ... I’m still getting older - and I’m actually in Oklahoma ... LOL ...


8 posted on 06/26/2014 11:24:58 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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“It’s good to see young men moving out west to seek their fortunes. It’s the American way at its best.”

I think there is much more impact from people heading north (”dreamers”).


9 posted on 06/26/2014 11:25:44 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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