Census Bureau Data Shows US Median Age has Risen by a Year

Posted on June 20, 2019 9:24 am

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 America is aging.

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday shows the median age in the U.S. increased by a year to 38.2 years from 2010 to 2018.
If there’s someone to blame, it’s the baby boomers. Many in that group of Americans born between the end of World War II and the Beatles’ American invasion in 1964 have been hitting the retirement mark in the past eight years.
“This aging is driven in large part by baby boomers crossing over the 65-year-old mark,” said Luke Rogers, the chief of the Population Estimates Branch at the Census