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Romper Rooms: The 10 Youngest American Cities

#10 Jacksonville, NC
#10 Jacksonville, NC

Jacksonville ranks tenth on the list of U.S. cities with the youngest population. The population of this city is around 70,000 (69,079), with a median age of 24.3 years. The population is spread over age groups in the following way: 24.3% of the population is under the age of 18 years, 36.3% from 18 to 24 years, 25.9% from 25 to 44 years, 8.8% from 45 to 64 years, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The low median age can be attributed in part to the large military presence. Jacksonville is the home of the United States Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. Apart from this, the population has increased drastically during the past 80 years, from a mere 783 in the 1930 census to 70,145 in the 2010 census. Jacksonville is the county seat of Onslow County in North Carolina. The Veterans Memorial and the Lejeune Memorial Gardens are the best known landmarks of this city.

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