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There are two states that have set a minimum age of 13 (Maryland and Illinois). There is not any other states that have a law about what age someone has to be to be left alone. They are more concerned with the child's ability to take care of themself and has the means to do so. Answer (Updated) There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Missouri currently has no law that states a minimum age. Georgia, Illiniois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with very specific ages. Typically 8 year olds and over can be left at home for up to several hours (usually after school before a parent gets home from work).

12 years old appears to be the most common recommendation. See the Home Alone Children Legal Age Limits link below for recommendations and a listing of a state by state comparison.

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