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Northern New England States Still the Oldest

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    Northern New England States Still the Oldest
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    The U.S. Census Bureau says Maine is still the nation's oldest state, with New Hampshire and Vermont right behind.

    The 2017 American Community Survey found the median age in Maine was 44.6, virtually unchanged from 2016. New Hampshire had the second oldest median age at 43.1, followed by Vermont with a median age of 42.9.

    The U.S. national median age is 38.

    Maine has for years held the distinction of being the country's oldest state. The Portland Press Herald reports that last year, 252,634 people under the age of 18 lived in Maine, almost 22,000 fewer than seven years ago.

    No Religious Exemptions for Measles Vaccines

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    A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday ends religious exemptions for vaccinations for school children.

     
    The move comes as New York battles its worst measles outbreak in decades.
    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)

    Over the same period, the estimated number of people age 65 or over grew by more than 55,000 to 266,214 -- nearly 20 percent of the state's entire population.

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