U.S. and Connecticut’s population getting older

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)  –  As the nation’s population gets older so does Connecticut’s according to new Census Bureau numbers.

The latest Census Bureau figures show that the median age in the United States is 37.7 years old, up from 37.6 years old a year earlier.

The figures do not state the median age in Connecticut overall but list the age by counties.  The highest median age in Connecticut is in Litchfield County where the age is 46.3 years old meaning that half the population is older than that and half is younger.  Middlesex County has a median age of 44.6 and New London County has a median age of 40.9.  The youngest counties are Tolland at 38, Fairfield and New Haven at 39.8 and Hartford at 40.1.

The census numbers also show that the overall largest population in the U.S. and in Connecticut is non-Hispanic, single-race whites, followed by Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, American Indians and Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in that order.

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