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Idaho Town Is USA’s Youngest

New federal population figures out Thursday show the nation’s youngest county is in the midst of eastern Idaho's potato country. Madison County, Idaho. To give you a comparison, the median age of the United States is almost 38. The median age of Madison County is 23-years-old. That’s the lowest in the country. And there’s one big reason. Madison County is home to Brigham Young University-Idaho. College students like Matt Urick, a recent BYU-Idaho graduate, are considered part of a county’s population if they live there most of the time/Jessica Robinson, Boise State Public Radio. More here.

Question: Have you ever lived in a town with a four-year college? Did you enjoy the experience?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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