BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you thought jokes about Florida residents being old were funny, you may want to hold back your laugh. New census data out last week shows that Maine's residents are actually among the oldest in the U.S.
Maine's Office of Policy and Management says Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday show that Maine's median age was 43.5 years last year, up from 43.2 years in 2011. That's more than six years older than the U.S. median age of 37.4 years.
Vermont had the second-highest median age, at 42.3 years. New Hampshire was third, with a median age of 42.
Utah was the youngest state, with a median age of 29.9 years.
Officials say among Maine counties, Lincoln is the oldest with a median age of 49.4 years. Androscoggin County was the youngest, at 40.5 years.