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Median Age of Americans

Being 37 Years Old Is Special For a Very Interesting Reason . . .

Have you ever wondered exactly who is older and younger than you? It may seem like a strange question, but knowing the ages of Americans can really put things in perspective, as The Washington Post noted. A chart created by Nathan Yau of Flowing Data uses five-year American community survey estimates data to show people how old they are compared to the rest of the American population.

If you are 37 years old, you are right in the middle — that means 50 percent of the population is older than you and 50 percent of the population is younger than you. Pretty crazy, huh? Where do you fall among Americans? Check Yau's chart to find out.

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