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It is no secret the population is getting older, this graphic shows which states have the largest percentages of young and old.

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What states are getting older?
The number of Americans ages 65 and older is rising due to the combination of an aging generation and a decreasing death rate for older people. But where are most of these people residing? What states have had the biggest shifts in older populations over the past 40 years? 
As of 2020, over 20% of the populations in Maine, Florida, West Virginia, and Vermont are 65 or older. Net migration accounts for much of Florida’s 65 and older population. Maine has the highest percentage of 65+ residents of all states: 21.2%. 
Alaska’s elderly population is relatively small but more than doubled between 2000 and 2020, the largest increase nationwide.
As of 2020, over 20% of the populations in Maine, Florida, West Virginia, and Vermont are 65 or older. Net migration accounts for much of Florida’s 65 and older population. Maine has the highest percentage of 65+ residents of all states: 21.2%.
Alaska’s elderly population is relatively small but more than doubled between 2000 and 2020, the largest increase nationwide.

USAFacts Sep 6 2022

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