Skip to comments.As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger, Census Bureau Reports (Bakken mentioned)
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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Ummm ... what miracle cure are they using? My age keeps adding up, unabated ... LOL ...
I just want to say, I’m in Oklahoma, but it’s not working for me!
It’s good to see young men moving out west to seek their fortunes. It’s the American way at its best.
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.
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!
It’s not working for me ... I’m still getting older - and I’m actually in Oklahoma ... LOL ...
“Its good to see young men moving out west to seek their fortunes. Its the American way at its best.”
I think there is much more impact from people heading north (”dreamers”).