This Is How Old Most of the People With COVID Are in Your State

The coronavirus can infect anyone, but these are the most infected age groups in each of the 50 states.

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In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the general consensus was that COVID-19 was primarily threatening to the elderly and people with preexisting conditions. It seemed those were the people most likely to experience severe symptoms, or worse, die due to the virus. Younger folks were thought to be less susceptible to COVID and, in the event of infection, seemed more likely to recover from it. As this health crisis has progressed, however, it's become increasingly clear that all age groups are vulnerable to the virus. Not only that, but in early July, Anthony Fauci, MD, said the average age of COVID-19 patients in the United States had dropped dramatically since the onset of the pandemic—by 15 years, to be exact.

With that in mind, we calculated the data to determine the age group that accounts for the most total COVID-19 cases in each of the 50 states. Figures are based on the most recent data available from each state's department of health* at the time of publishing. Read on to see the age group most affected by the coronavirus in your home state. And for more on how the virus is spreading across the country, Here's How Quickly Coronavirus Is Spreading in Every State.

Editor's note: Unfortunately, specific age demographic data was not available on New York or North Carolina's health department websites, so they have been omitted from this list. 

1
Alabama

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Age group: 25-49

Percentage of state's total cases: 41.34 percent

And to see where coronavirus is spreading most rapidly right now, check out 9 States Where COVID Cases Are Rising Faster Than California and Texas.

2
Alaska

An aerial view of Juneau and the Gastineau Channel from Mount Roberts.
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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 24.11 percent

3
Arizona

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Age group: 20-44

Percentage of state's total cases: 50.00 percent

And to see which states join Arizona on a new list of coronavirus hotspots, check out These States Are in the White House's "Red Zone," Says Leaked Document

4
Arkansas

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Age group: 25-44

Percentage of state's total cases: 37.00 percent

5
California

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Age group: 18-34

Percentage of state's total cases: 35.00 percent

6
Colorado

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 20.19 percent

And to learn more about how people in this age demographic are influencing the pandemic, check out Young People Are Responsible for Coronavirus Spikes in These 5 States.

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Connecticut

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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.77 percent

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Delaware

The aerial view of the beach town, fishing port and waterfront residential homes along the canal Lewes Delaware
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Age group: 18-34

Percentage of state's total cases: 31.00 percent

9
Florida

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Age group: 25-34

Percentage of state's total cases: 20.19 percent

10
Georgia

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Age group: 18-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 24.42 percent

11
Hawaii

Wide angle aerial view of the Waikiki area of Honolulu, Hawaii shot from an altitude of about 1000 feet.
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Age group: 20-39

Percentage of state's total cases: 34.64 percent

12
Idaho

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Age group: 18-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 32.92 percent

13
Illinois

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 17.70 percent

14
Indiana

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 17.50 percent

15
Iowa

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Age group: 41-60

Percentage of state's total cases: 35.00 percent

16
Kansas

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Age group: 25-34

Percentage of state's total cases: 19.10 percent

17
Kentucky

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 18.36 percent

18
Louisiana

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Age group: 18-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 22.12 percent

19
Maine

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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.20 percent

20
Maryland

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Age group: 30-39

Percentage of state's total cases: 18.81 percent

21
Massachusetts

Sailboats on the Charles River with Boston's Back Bay skyline in the background.
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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.74 percent

22
Michigan

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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.57 percent

23
Minnesota

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 23.53 percent

24
Mississippi

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Age group: 18-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 21.70 percent

25
Missouri

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Age group: 20-24

Percentage of state's total cases: 11.13 percent

26
Montana

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 27.00 percent

27
Nebraska

Downtown Omaha skyline with the Gene Leahy Mall in the foreground
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Age group: 20-34

Percentage of state's total cases: 31.60 percent

28
Nevada

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 21.63 percent

29
New Hampshire

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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.50 percent

30
New Jersey

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Age group: 30-49

Percentage of state's total cases: 31.47 percent

31
New Mexico

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 19.77 percent

32
North Dakota

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 25.44 percent

33
Ohio

high angle view of the city of Zanesville, Ohio.
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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 20.15 percent

34
Oklahoma

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Age group: 18-35

Percentage of state's total cases: 36.50 percent

35
Oregon

Eugene, Oregon, USA downtown cityscape at dusk.
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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 21.00 percent

36
Pennsylvania

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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.42 percent

37
Rhode Island

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Age group: 20-29; 30-39; 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 16.00 percent per age group

38
South Carolina

Scenic View of the St. Michaels Church from Broad St. in Charleston, SC
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Age group: 21-30

Percentage of state's total cases: 21.00 percent

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South Dakota

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 20.92 percent

40
Tennessee

knoxville, Tennessee, USA downtown skyline at twilight.
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Age group: 21-30

Percentage of state's total cases: 24.00 percent

41
Texas

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Age group: 22-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 18.88 percent

42
Utah

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Age group: 25-44

Percentage of state's total cases: 39.00 percent

43
Vermont

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Age group: 50-59

Percentage of state's total cases: 17.20 percent

44
Virginia

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Age group: 30-39

Percentage of state's total cases: 18.60 percent

45
Washington

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Age group: 20-39

Percentage of state's total cases: 39.01 percent

46
West Virginia

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 23.47 percent

47
Wisconsin

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Age group: 20-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 26.00 percent

48
Wyoming

Panoramic aerial view of Jackson Hole homes and beautiful mountains on a summer morning, Wyoming.
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Age group: 19-29

Percentage of state's total cases: 24.70 percent

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