As people and governments across the world celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America, analysis has shown that Americans have elected their Presidents mostly from five states. Our analysis indicates that Virginia, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and Texas are the states. Eight Presidents have been from Virginia while Ohio has had 7 out of 46 Presidents. New York, Massachusetts and Texas have also had significant number of Presidents.
President Thomas Jefferson was the first person elected from Virginia state. He was also third president of the country. President James Madison was also from the state. President Ulysses S. Grant was the first person from Ohio State, followed by Rutherford B. Hayes. These two presidents were elected at age 57, while President James Monroe, the third person from the state, was elected when he was 58 years.
Joe Biden, the President-elect, is the first person from Delaware State and first oldest American President elected during election periods. He is 77 years. Our analysis shows that more than 10% have been elected at age 54, 8.7% were elected at age 51, 55, and 57. The average age of all the Presidents during election times was 54 years.
Exhibit 1: State of Origin of Presidents
Exhibit 2: Age at Election Periods