Massachusetts: Are You Younger or Older Than the Average Resident?
Have you ever wondered if you’re younger or older than the average resident in Massachusetts? I’ve actually wondered this a few times. When I was 18, I didn’t think about it at all, but as I get older, I can’t help but wonder where I fall. Well, now we have the answer on what’s the average age in Massachusetts.
Before we get to the average, let’s look at some fun facts. The average retirement age in U.S. is 64 years old, according to MadisonTrust.com, and the average retirement age across all states spans from 61 to 67 years old. “The Social Security Act sets the minimum age to retire at 65 to receive full retirement benefits, although the minimum retirement age will continue to rise,” MadisonTrust.com adds.
Now, let’s look at the states with the youngest and oldest populations. According to the latest information from the Census Bureau, the state with the youngest population is Utah. The average age there is 32.1 years old. That makes sense, because Utah is the state with the highest rate of births with 17.6 births per 1,000 people, according to Business Insider. Other states with young populations include North Dakota, Texas and the District of Columbia. But, it’s worth noting that Utah’s average age of 32.1 years old is much younger than any other state.
As for the state with the oldest population, according to the Census Bureau, that’s Maine. The average age there is 45.1 years old. I was actually surprised that such a cold state would have the oldest population, but those are the numbers. Other areas with older populations include Puerto Rico, Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Florida. So, what’s the average Massachusetts resident age? It’s 40.3, which seems about average compared to other states. Find the full tally of data from the United States Census Bureau on states and average ages here.