This California County Ranks #1 for Residents of Advanced Age

California is one of the “younger” states in the nation in terms of demographics. Just 14.3% of the state’s population is 65 or older. But the County of Sierra is an outlier. It is California’s “oldest” county, according to a new report from 24/7 Wall St.

The publication ranked the oldest counties for every state in the country. You can view a list of the oldest counties in each state here.  

The median age in Sierra County is 54 years, compared to 36.7 for the rest of the state. Just 17.1% of Sierra’s population is 18 years or younger. Statewide, that figure is 24.4%. People ages 65 and over make up 27.6% of Sierra’s population, compared to 14.3% statewide.

The county with the highest median age in the country was Sumter County, Florida (68.0). 61.8% of Sumter County’s population is 65+. 

One of these days, we'd like to see a list of counties with the most Gen Xers. Those have to be the best places of all.