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What is the typical age of a geocacher?

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Without a clear example of "average" I can say with 100% confidence that most geocachers are older than 23

 

At the events I have gone to it looks like the average is around 40ish. Interesting how the average age of active adults is also 40ish.

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I'm 23.

 

Are most geocachers older rather than younger?

 

All of the ones that I have met are.

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Judging from what I've seen at events and from the people I know, I'd say the bulk of geocachers fall in the 30-60 age bracket. I'm seeing more and more teens caching these days and of course there are plenty of older people out there as well, but I wouldn't be surprised if 3/4 of cachers fell into that 30 to 60 bracket.

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I guess I break the mold, then, as I'm 18 years of age. Granted I only have 24 finds, but its hard for me to get out. I do so when I can, though.

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This is something I have always been curious of... too bad we cannot make polls on this forum... at least I don't see an option :-(

 

flipjargendy = 25 years old.

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I'm 42. Judging from cachers I've met and gallery photos I've looked at, I would say the average age is probably 40-something. I've always wondered why younger cachers seem to be rare. Maybe they are so stealthy, that they go unseen? :D

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62 here. The guys I've gone out with in the past are all older. I believe the three of them are between 64 and 66. Oh, and I can't forget the nice young lady that I recently introduced to geocaching ... 30.

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Based on my local observations, a large percentage of cachers are 40-somethings. Which is what I am. But I know of cachers as young as 5 and as old as 80.

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I am 50. At an event to day I would guess that I was at about the median age. But among those of us who actually went caching afterwords, I was above the mean age.

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What would a typical cacher look like?

 

Geocaching is great for all ages, I would imagine most are over 20 and can afford transportation and electronics.

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I can say with an extremely high degree of confidence that most geocachers are either older or younger than 23 :D

 

(I guess this post places me as physically older than 23 with a mental age of about 6).

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I am 62 as is my wife. Her younger sister introduced us to geocaching - she is 61. We geocache with our grandchildren - all under 10 at this time.

 

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We run from 4 to 44 here. While we don't have any finds yet, I have lost our first GPSr already.

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Seventeen here, but with fifty-year-old parents on occasion, because they're mad hikers and as big as kids as I am! Like everyone else has said before, I figure the majority are quite a bit older. I know for a fact that the few friends I've described this game to seem to have grown out of the "Scavenger Hunt" phase of life.... I like seeing people my age caching- just wish there were more ! :ph34r:

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I can say with an extremely high degree of confidence that most geocachers are either older or younger than 23 :o

 

(I guess this post places me as physically older than 23 with a mental age of about 6).

 

See ya in first grade then, because I almost wrote the same thing. :D

 

I think lots of cachers are 40's-ish because we are more into hobbies that we control and can work into our schedule. I work weird hours and have a young child- a hobby that requires a set schedule just won't work for me. I can grab a cache when I have a few minutes on a workday or I can spend a few hours at it once in a while, or I can rush out at night when kiddo and hubby are sleeping. I like getting outside but I'm old enough to want to do it on my terms. :ph34r:

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In my area most of the cachers at events look to be in their 40s and 50s. My caching friends and I are in the late 20s through early 30s range.

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I've been to one event and majority of those were 40ish. But in my group (family) we are 38,18,16,12, and 8. And we all love it.

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I'm 29 and my husband is 27.

 

We haven't been to any events, but the few fellow cachers we've bumped into in our area seem to be about our age too.

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60 here. Is anyone keeping a tally?

 

Actually, yes! :)

My entry: 38 years old. Including the CanadaKate with the puppy we have the following...

 

Average (Mean): 35.15

Median: 33 years

Mode (Most Common): 16 years

Total entries: 52

0-17:12 entries

18-31: 14 entries

35-52: 13 entries

55-68: 13 entries

 

Youngest: 3mo

Youngest able to sign the log: 8 years

Oldest: 68

 

I have no idea why this thread fascinates me so, but if this data is representative the question is answered: most Geocachers are older than 30 or so.

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60 here. Is anyone keeping a tally?

 

Actually, yes! :)

My entry: 38 years old. Including the CanadaKate with the puppy we have the following...

 

Average (Mean): 35.15

Median: 33 years

Mode (Most Common): 16 years

Total entries: 52

0-17:12 entries

18-31: 14 entries

35-52: 13 entries

55-68: 13 entries

 

Youngest: 3mo

Youngest able to sign the log: 8 years

Oldest: 68

 

I have no idea why this thread fascinates me so, but if this data is representative the question is answered: most Geocachers are older than 30 or so.

 

I fall into a bracket you left out :o Am 34

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I fall into a bracket you left out :D Am 34

 

Fixed:

 

Average (Mean): 35.13

Median: 34 years

Mode (Most Common): 16 years

Total entries: 53

0-17:12 entries

18-34: 15 entries

35-52: 13 entries

55-68: 13 entries

 

Youngest: 3mo

Youngest able to sign the log: 8 years

Oldest: 68

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29 and 35 here... but sometimes I feel this is not a matter of age, but of which stage in the life cycle you're at (e.g. retired, empty nested, young couple with little kids)

I haven't met many geocachers like us - young couple with no kids - anyone out there? :D

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85 here and the wife 82. 3,630 finds in all 50 states. Great hobby.

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