The U.S. Senators Are Aged


There are 100 members in the U.S. Senate. A large number of them are older than the retirement age. The oldest is already 90!

As of Oct. 2023:

  • 5 senators are aged 80 or older;
  • 15 senators are 75 or older;
  • 45 senators are above the retirement age (67);
  • Only 32 senators are below 60.

Average Age of Senators by State

  • Each state is represented by two senators. The map below illustrates the average age of these senators for each state.
  • Party affiliations are indicated as (R) for Republican, (D) for Democrat, and (O) for “Other” party.

StateAverage AgeSenators
ALAlabama55.5Tommy Tuberville: 69 (R)
Katie Boyd Britt: 42 (R)
AKAlaska62.5Lisa Murkowski: 66 (R)
Dan Sullivan: 59 (R)
AZArizona53Kyrsten Sinema: 47 (O)
Mark Kelly: 59 (D)
ARArkansas59.5John Boozman: 73 (R)
Tom Cotton: 46 (R)
CACalifornia47Alex Padilla: 50 (D)
Laphonza Butler: 44 (D)
COColorado65.5Michael F. Bennet: 59 (D)
John W. Hickenlooper: 72 (D)
CTConnecticut63.5Richard Blumenthal: 77 (D)
Christopher Murphy: 50 (D)
DEDelaware68.5Thomas R. Carper: 77 (D)
Christopher A. Coons: 60 (D)
FLFlorida61.5Marco Rubio: 52 (R)
Rick Scott: 71 (R)
GAGeorgia45Jon Ossoff: 36 (D)
Raphael G. Warnock: 54 (D)
HIHawaii63.5Brian Schatz: 51 (D)
Mazie K. Hirono: 76 (D)
IDIdaho76Mike Crapo: 72 (R)
James E. Risch: 80 (R)
ILIllinois67Richard J. Durbin: 79 (D)
Tammy Duckworth: 55 (D)
INIndiana60Todd Young: 51 (R)
Mike Braun: 69 (R)
IAIowa71.5Chuck Grassley: 90 (R)
Joni Ernst: 53 (R)
KSKansas66Jerry Moran: 69 (R)
Roger Marshall: 63 (R)
KYKentucky71Mitch McConnell: 81 (R)
Rand Paul: 61 (R)
LALouisiana69Bill Cassidy: 66 (R)
John Kennedy: 72 (R)
MEMaine75Susan M. Collins: 71 (R)
Angus S. Jr. King: 79 (O)
MDMaryland72.5Benjamin L. Cardin: 80 (D)
Chris Van Hollen: 65 (D)
MAMassachusetts75.5Elizabeth Warren: 74 (D)
Edward J. Markey: 77 (D)
MIMichigan69Debbie Stabenow: 73 (D)
Gary C. Peters: 65 (D)
MNMinnesota64Amy Klobuchar: 63 (O)
Tina Smith: 65 (O)
MSMississippi68Roger F. Wicker: 72 (R)
Cindy Hyde-Smith: 64 (R)
MOMissouri46Josh Hawley: 44 (R)
Eric Schmitt: 48 (R)
MTMontana64Jon Tester: 67 (D)
Steve Daines: 61 (R)
NENebraska65.5Deb Fischer: 72 (R)
Pete Ricketts: 59 (R)
NVNevada62.5Catherine Cortez Masto: 59 (D)
Jacky Rosen: 66 (D)
NHNew Hampshire71Jeanne Shaheen: 77 (D)
Margaret Wood Hassan: 65 (D)
NJNew Jersey62Robert Menendez: 70 (D)
Cory A. Booker: 54 (D)
NMNew Mexico51.5Martin Heinrich: 52 (D)
Ben Ray Luján: 51 (D)
NYNew York65Charles E. Schumer: 73 (D)
Kirsten E. Gillibrand: 57 (D)
NCNorth Carolina57.5Thom Tillis: 63 (R)
Ted Budd: 52 (R)
NDNorth Dakota64.5John Hoeven: 66 (R)
Kevin Cramer: 63 (R)
OHOhio55Sherrod Brown: 71 (D)
J.D. Vance: 39 (R)
OKOklahoma50.5James Lankford: 55 (R)
Markwayne Mullin: 46 (R)
OROregon70.5Ron Wyden: 74 (D)
Jeff Merkley: 67 (D)
PAPennsylvania58.5Robert P., Jr. Casey: 63 (D)
John Fetterman: 54 (D)
RIRhode Island71Jack Reed: 74 (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse: 68 (D)
SCSouth Carolina63Lindsey Graham: 68 (R)
Tim Scott: 58 (R)
SDSouth Dakota66John Thune: 63 (R)
Mike Rounds: 69 (R)
TNTennessee67.5Marsha Blackburn: 71 (R)
Bill Hagerty: 64 (R)
TXTexas62.5John Cornyn: 72 (R)
Ted Cruz: 53 (R)
UTUtah64Mike Lee: 52 (R)
Mitt Romney: 76 (R)
VTVermont79Bernard Sanders: 82 (O)
Peter Welch: 76 (D)
VAVirginia67Mark R. Warner: 69 (D)
Tim Kaine: 65 (D)
WAWashington69Patty Murray: 73 (D)
Maria Cantwell: 65 (D)
WVWest Virginia73Joe III Manchin: 76 (D)
Shelley Moore Capito: 70 (R)
WIWisconsin64.5Ron Johnson: 68 (R)
Tammy Baldwin: 61 (D)
WYWyoming70John Barrasso: 71 (R)
Cynthia M. Lummis: 69 (R)

Age Distribution of All the Senators

ALAlabamaTommy Tuberville1954-09-1869R
ALAlabamaKatie Boyd Britt1982-02-0242R
AKAlaskaLisa Murkowski1957-05-2266R
AKAlaskaDan Sullivan1964-11-1359R
AZArizonaKyrsten Sinema1976-07-1247O
AZArizonaMark Kelly1964-02-2159D
ARArkansasJohn Boozman1950-12-1073R
ARArkansasTom Cotton1977-05-1346R
CACaliforniaAlex Padilla1973-03-2250D
CACaliforniaLaphonza Butler1979-05-1144D
COColoradoMichael F. Bennet1964-11-2859D
COColoradoJohn W. Hickenlooper1952-02-0772D
CTConnecticutRichard Blumenthal1946-02-1377D
CTConnecticutChristopher Murphy1973-08-0350D
DEDelawareThomas R. Carper1947-01-2377D
DEDelawareChristopher A. Coons1963-09-0960D
FLFloridaMarco Rubio1971-05-2852R
FLFloridaRick Scott1952-12-0171R
GAGeorgiaJon Ossoff1987-02-1636D
GAGeorgiaRaphael G. Warnock1969-07-2354D
HIHawaiiBrian Schatz1972-10-2051D
HIHawaiiMazie K. Hirono1947-11-0376D
IDIdahoMike Crapo1951-05-2072R
IDIdahoJames E. Risch1943-05-0380R
ILIllinoisRichard J. Durbin1944-11-2179D
ILIllinoisTammy Duckworth1968-03-1255D
INIndianaTodd Young1972-08-2451R
INIndianaMike Braun1954-03-2469R
IAIowaChuck Grassley1933-09-1790R
IAIowaJoni Ernst1970-07-0153R
KSKansasJerry Moran1954-05-2969R
KSKansasRoger Marshall1960-08-0963R
KYKentuckyMitch McConnell1942-02-2081R
KYKentuckyRand Paul1963-01-0761R
LALouisianaBill Cassidy1957-09-2866R
LALouisianaJohn Kennedy1951-11-2172R
MEMaineSusan M. Collins1952-12-0771R
MEMaineAngus S. Jr. King1944-03-3179O
MDMarylandBenjamin L. Cardin1943-10-0580D
MDMarylandChris Van Hollen1959-01-1065D
MAMassachusettsElizabeth Warren1949-06-2274D
MAMassachusettsEdward J. Markey1946-07-1177D
MIMichiganDebbie Stabenow1950-04-2973D
MIMichiganGary C. Peters1958-12-0165D
MNMinnesotaAmy Klobuchar1960-05-2563O
MNMinnesotaTina Smith1958-03-0465O
MSMississippiRoger F. Wicker1951-07-0572R
MSMississippiCindy Hyde-Smith1959-05-1064R
MOMissouriJosh Hawley1979-12-3144R
MOMissouriEric Schmitt1975-06-2048R
MTMontanaJon Tester1956-08-2167D
MTMontanaSteve Daines1962-08-2061R
NENebraskaDeb Fischer1951-03-0172R
NENebraskaPete Ricketts1964-08-1659R
NVNevadaCatherine Cortez Masto1964-03-2959D
NVNevadaJacky Rosen1957-08-0266D
NHNew HampshireJeanne Shaheen1947-01-2877D
NHNew HampshireMargaret Wood Hassan1958-02-2765D
NJNew JerseyRobert Menendez1954-01-0170D
NJNew JerseyCory A. Booker1969-04-2754D
NMNew MexicoMartin Heinrich1971-10-1752D
NMNew MexicoBen Ray Luján1972-06-0751D
NYNew YorkCharles E. Schumer1950-11-2373D
NYNew YorkKirsten E. Gillibrand1966-12-0957D
NCNorth CarolinaThom Tillis1960-08-3063R
NCNorth CarolinaTed Budd1971-10-2152R
NDNorth DakotaJohn Hoeven1957-03-1366R
NDNorth DakotaKevin Cramer1961-01-2163R
OHOhioSherrod Brown1952-11-0971D
OHOhioJ.D. Vance1984-08-0239R
OKOklahomaJames Lankford1968-03-0455R
OKOklahomaMarkwayne Mullin1977-07-2646R
OROregonRon Wyden1949-05-0374D
OROregonJeff Merkley1956-10-2467D
PAPennsylvaniaRobert P., Jr. Casey1960-04-1363D
PAPennsylvaniaJohn Fetterman1969-08-1554D
RIRhode IslandJack Reed1949-11-1274D
RIRhode IslandSheldon Whitehouse1955-10-2068D
SCSouth CarolinaLindsey Graham1955-07-0968R
SCSouth CarolinaTim Scott1965-09-1958R
SDSouth DakotaJohn Thune1961-01-0763R
SDSouth DakotaMike Rounds1954-10-2469R
TNTennesseeMarsha Blackburn1952-06-0671R
TNTennesseeBill Hagerty1959-08-1464R
TXTexasJohn Cornyn1952-02-0272R
TXTexasTed Cruz1970-12-2253R
UTUtahMike Lee1971-06-0452R
UTUtahMitt Romney1947-03-1276R
VTVermontBernard Sanders1941-09-0882O
VTVermontPeter Welch1947-05-0276D
VAVirginiaMark R. Warner1954-12-1569D
VAVirginiaTim Kaine1958-02-2665D
WAWashingtonPatty Murray1950-10-1173D
WAWashingtonMaria Cantwell1958-10-1365D
WVWest VirginiaJoe III Manchin1947-08-2476D
WVWest VirginiaShelley Moore Capito1953-11-2670R
WIWisconsinRon Johnson1955-04-0868R
WIWisconsinTammy Baldwin1962-02-1161D
WYWyomingJohn Barrasso1952-07-2171R
WYWyomingCynthia M. Lummis1954-09-1069R

Derek Yang

I’m an immigrant living with my family in a small town on the East Coast. I love classical music, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and have a soft spot for BMWs. I believe in lifelong learning and look forward to connecting with you to share our life experiences. Twitter @mrderekyang.

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