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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (as you'd expect), to... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + The lineup for this summer's Rockin' on the River is out. + Ben... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

It's the holiday weekend and the unofficial kick off to summer. So, what's your plan? After the jump, not one, not two, but three days... (more)

New York State could be closer to allowing Uber and Lyft to operate here. Maybe. Sort of.

It's been more than two years since a local campaign started to get "ride sharing" services such as Uber and Lyft to come to the... (more)

They haven't gone bald yet

That pic above is a pair of bald eagle chicks that biologists from the state Department of Environmental Conservation recently banded in Albany County. From... (more)

Recent Comments

My son was born in November, and we love Harmony Mills Pediatrics in Cohoes. It's run by Mary Kathleen DiTursi who has a PhD in Engineering from RPI before getting her MD. She's basically a big (well qualified) nerd, and a kid at heart (she wears tee shirts with cartoon character's to work) She is so sweet to our baby, and very good at supporting our decisions. ...

Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen

...has 5 comments, most recently from Burnt My Fingers

New York State could be closer to allowing Uber and Lyft to operate here. Maybe. Sort of.

...has 9 comments, most recently from JJ

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from NomNomNom

A good pediatrician in Rensselaer County or nearby?

...has 7 comments, most recently from cm

They haven't gone bald yet

...has 1 comment, most recently from Rob