The Greying of Piscataquis

“The median age in Maine — already the nation’s oldest state — is growing as the number of Mainers who are 45 or older swells and the number of residents under age 18 declines.” – Bangor Daily News 2009

Maine: % of Population over 65

  • Knox County 18.9%
  • Washington County 18.7%
  • Piscataquis County 18.5%

Over 50% of the population of Piscataquis County is over 45 years old.

Men outlive their ability to drive an average of six years; women an average of 11 years. More than one in five Americans aged 65 or more do not drive.