Capital Region age distribution

capital region age distribution 2010 census

Boom. Echo boom.

The Census Bureau reported today that the median age of people in New York State is 38. (That is, half the people here are older than that, half are younger.) That's up from 35.9 in the 2000 Census.

Here are the median ages for the four core counties of the Capital Region (and medians from a decade ago):
Albany: 38.5 (36.8)
Rensselaer: 39.2 (36.7)
Saratoga 40.8 (36.9)
Schenectady: 39.8 (38.6)

The graph above is the age distribution for the Capital Region.

After the jump: the median ages for a handful of Capital Region cities and towns. Also: everyone's favorite game -- can you guess the local municipality by its age distribution?

Median ages for cities and towns

Albany: 30.3
Colonie: 42.6
Schenectady: 33.4
Niskayuna 44.2
Troy: 30.2
East Greenbush: 41.9
Saratoga Springs: 39.8
Clifton Park: 42.1

Guess the municipality by its age distribution

The selections are from the group mentioned above. Highlight the space after the asterisks to see the answer.

saratoga

***Saratoga Springs


Colonie

***Colonie


Schenectady

***Schenectady


Albany

***Albany

Bonus graph

The age distribution for New York State:

new york state age distribution 2010 census

Earlier on AOA: Capital Region 2010 census population totals

data: US Census Bureau

Comments

Failed that quiz! I should have been tipped off by the 20-24 yr old spikes in the college cities!

You guys are such nerds. I love it.

Apparently all of these people are the hipster-yuppies warned about.

irisira : "Most of Albany in general is made up of a hipster-yuppie demographic"

http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2011/03/29/aoa-birthday-party-3-photos#comment-115309

I would like to know what software you use to make such nice-looking charts. Please let me know.

@Robert: Google Docs.

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