Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia and Florida have the highest median age population...
Yes while that partly explains the horrific case fatality rate in Italy (so far), it doesn't mean that older people are safer where the median age is lower. Fewer may die because there are fewer of them - but the only possible benefit is that it will slow down saturation of the healthcare system - but not by much. Older people (and/or those with health conditions) are at just as much risk here or anywhere once containment fails.
Agreed. My comment was purely to list the higher media age population states which would imply they are at a higher risk of an elevated number of deaths. Some states, on the other hand, have very low population density - Vermont for example. Florida is on the top five list and a high-density population of ageing citizens.