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U.S. States with Youngest Median Age

Name the ten U.S. states that have the lowest median age.
For the year 2018, according to the U.S. Census
Quiz by skukka
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Last updated: September 26, 2019
First submittedMarch 8, 2019
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Age
State
31.0
Utah
34.9
Alaska
34.9
Texas
35.4
North Dakota
36.7
California
Age
State
36.7
Nebraska
36.7
Oklahoma
36.8
Georgia
36.8
Idaho
36.9
Colorado
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level 80
Sep 26, 2019
I understand the various reasons for most of these states, but I'm confused about Nebraska. It doesn't seem to fit any of the other states' patterns.
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level 78
Sep 27, 2019
That's the one I couldn't get. It's not booming like Georgia, no oil jobs, no immigration.
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level 57
Jan 14, 2020
My thought is states with high percentages of Native Americans.
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level 71
Sep 26, 2019
I assume North Dakota makes the list because of the fracking boom.
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level 78
Sep 27, 2019
I failed at this pretty abjectly. Only got 4. None of my strategies seemed to be working.
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level ∞
Sep 27, 2019
California and Texas because of immigration. North Dakota and Alaska because young people move there for high-paying work and then get the heck out after a few years. Utah and Idaho because of Mormons. Nebraska, Georgia, and Oklahoma I have no idea.
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level 72
Sep 27, 2019
Georgia's economy is growing rapidly, especially in the Atlanta area as well as high immigration rates. Oklahoma I assume is from fracking and the energy industry. Nebraska makes no sense to me.
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level 75
Sep 27, 2019
Going to take a stab at Nebraska (from Iowa here, but plenty of random Nebraska knowledge). It's very low density in terms of population for the overall state, but that population is extremely concentrated in Omaha (surprisingly fun city with plenty of jobs) and Lincoln (University of Nebraska). My only guess is that's why.
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level 78
Sep 27, 2019
I guessed CA, TX, UT, and ID for the reasons you gave. So I guess more accurately 2 of my strategies worked but then I ran out.
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level 78
Jan 14, 2020
got everything except for Georgia, this time.
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level 35
Jan 14, 2020
i guessed washington and colorado because of pot lol
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level 65
Jan 14, 2020
I was thinking more along the lines of states with large student populations--like Rhode Island. I failed this quiz miserably, although i did get Utah and Idaho.
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level 63
Jan 14, 2020
I'd guess that you only count as "living there" for purposes of this quiz if you identify your home in that state. Many students in Rhode Island come from elsewhere in the northeast, probably return home for the summer, and almost certainly retain their citizenship and drivers' licenses from their home states. I went to college in Boston, but all my census information still said I was from New York (where I grew up) at the time. I don't know anyone who calls himself a citizen of a state just because he goes to school there.
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level 41
Jan 14, 2020
hey hey resident Nebraskan here.... (34 next week) Omaha is where its at. Housing market booming, cool under ground music scene, hip new food joints opening all the time, Great jobs too, the recession never touched Omaha or Lincoln. Maybe that has something to do with it. Also, for those who are not aware Omaha is a pretty diverse city with a large hispanic community and the largest community of sudanese people outside of Africa.