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Age Composition

Age is a basic demographic characteristic that intersects other social characteristics such as education, and economic characteristics such as labor force participation. Changes in the age composition of the population can signify future social and economic trends. Between 2000-2022, the number of people 60 years and older has markedly increased in all four counties. With an aging population, community development and planning may need to be reoriented to create appropriate services and infrastructure to suit different age groups.

Note: While the 2000, 2010, and 2020 data are based on decennial census, the 2022 data is based on 5-year estimates (2018-2022). Users should exercise caution when comparing this data.

Data Notes
Definition Median Age:  The age at the midpoint of the population. Half of the population is older than the median age and half of the population is younger.

Census Block Group:  A statistical subdivision of a census tract, generally defined to contain between 600 and 3,000 people and 240 and 1,200 housing units, and the smallest geographic unit for which the Census Bureau tabulates sample data.
Data Source U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census and American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Last Updated May 2024