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Curious1
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March 25, 2008 12:55 am  

What is the average age of people that move down there?


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March 25, 2008 12:58 am  

there is no average, we all move here for different reasons at different stages of our lives,why would you even want an "average"


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March 25, 2008 1:02 am  

and are you looking for an averge of white people from the states or an average of people from down island or an average of both groups or what? if you really need an avearge age you'd probally like south beach or san juan better


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Curious1
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March 25, 2008 2:47 am  

I am wondering about the average age of younger people coming from the states.


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Linda J
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March 25, 2008 6:15 am  

There is no average age.


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Juanita
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March 25, 2008 10:45 am  

Reading through this board, you can get a feel for how old people are. It's really a mixed bag, but there are plenty of young people making the move. They don't usually stay more than a year or even a season. I worked in the restaurant business on STT for years, and we went through 21 year olds like candy. They all said they were here to stay, and 6 months later....gone! But, they had a ball while here, and in the restaurant where I worked, they made lots of money. Quite a few decided to go back to college, some got too deep into booze and/or drugs and their parents bailed them out, some met boyfriends/girlfriends and moved to be with them. On the other hand, I sometimes run into someone I worked with 10 years ago, who is now 30 something, working and doing well, maybe married with a kid or two. So, to answer your question, I don't know the average age, but there's always tons of young people.


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Afriend
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March 25, 2008 11:12 am  

Averages don't tell you anything. Think about it, if a 65 YO retired person moves to the island at the same time a 21 YO relocates the "average age" of new arrivees is 43 .

Now then Curious1 wants to know the avearge age of "young people" - well what does that mean? If you define "young people" as being between the ages of 20 and 30 than there's no sicence to it, the average age is 25 If, on the other hand, Curious1 defines "young people" as being between 20 and 25 then the average is 22.5. Regardless of what definition you use the answer is usless as there are young people and there are old people moving to the islands all for different reasons and all stay for different lengths of time.


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jkleman
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March 25, 2008 11:34 am  

Yea I found this posting quite interesting to say the least. I guess I never understood why people worry about age so much. I am 29 and live with room mates that are 18 and 19 and I go out partying with people from 21 to 50. Age is how old you act not a number. I actually left a job because regardless of the fact I was pulling in over 30 million a year in revenue I was denied a raise due to my age. Hmmm??

Anyhow I am not trying to sound like an A** but the age topic really bothers me as you can see why.

Thanks to all for the wonderful information on here. See you all in November.


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islandlola
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March 25, 2008 12:31 pm  

Maybe what Curious1 would like to know is MODAL age--the most frequently occurring age value among the folks moving down. If the goal is to determine how many younger (or older) folks are moving down, this would probably yield the best information. An ordinal ranking of modal age values would be even better.

Any statisticians in the house? ; }

Best,

Ilo


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jkleman
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March 25, 2008 12:48 pm  

Hey so I found this information on our wonderful website we have right here. Not sure if this is what he was looking for. Its on the main page under statistics. Hope it helps!

0-14 years: 26% (male 16,685; female 15,794)
15-64 years: 64.4% (male 36,241; female 44,157)
65 years and over: 9.5% (male 5,078; female 6,823) (2003 est.)

Nationality
Virgin Islander/American

Ethnic Groups
black 78%, white 10%, other 12%
note: West Indian 81% (49% born in the Virgin Islands and 32% born elsewhere in the West Indies), US mainland 13%, Puerto Rican 4%, other 2%


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March 25, 2008 3:53 pm  

i would say you have piles more people under the age of 27 over on stt just because it's so much busier than stx and it's easier to get to stj and the bvi's from there


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