Wyoming's population aged fastest in the U.S.

Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 8:17 PM CDT
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Wyoming is getting older. According to a Wyoming Economic Analysis Division report released Tuesday using U.S. Census Bureau data, the state led the nation in median age increase between July 2018 and July 2019.

The state’s median age is 38.4 years, an increase of 0.4 years. It’s current median age is in line with the national average.

Wyoming Economic Analysis Division Chief Economist Wenlin Liu said the main reason for the median age increase is the state’s elderly population, 65 and older, grew 3.8 percent, while the total state population grew only 0.2 percent.

He said the state has proportionally one of the largest Baby Boomer populations while having one of the smallest Generation X populations percentagewise.

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