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U.S. is getting older

New 2000 census data show the U.S. median age (half are older, half are younger) is the highest it has ever been. The details:


Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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The median age of the 281.4 million people counted in the 2000 Census is 35.3, compared with 32.9 for the 248.7 million people in 1990.

U.S. population breakdown
By age, as a percent of total population

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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