The US Census Bureau says the average age in Arkansas’ 75 counties ranges from 32 to 52 years old.
As one would expect, the older-aged counties are those, for the most part, with a number of retirees.
Marion County has the oldest average age at 52.5 years with Baxter County a close second at 52.3 years. Then come Montgomery County at 50.8 years and Stone County at 49.8 years of age.
The youngest counties have college towns. Washington County, where the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is located, is the state’s youngest county with an average age of 31.9 years. The second youngest county is Faulkner where the University of Central Arkansas is located. The average age of its residents is 32.8 years.
Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ. White River Now updates are also broadcast weekday mornings on 93 KZLE, Outlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email White River Now at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to like and follow White River Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.