Map Fix: DC Isn't Aging as Fast as the Rest of the U.S.

September 2, 2014 5:00 PM

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Map Fix: DC Isn't Aging as Fast as the Rest of the U.S.

The United States faces a significant challenge in the coming years from its aging population. As the country's baby boomers get older, the number of American adults between the age of 65 and 74 is going to keep swelling – perhaps more than doubling from 21.7 million in 2010 to 38.6 million in 2030. With that growth comes a larger percentage of the county that is over the age of 50, which is a trend being seen nationwide. D.C. won't be immune to that wave, but it doesn't appear to be aging as rapidly as other parts of the country.

Just take a look at the interactive map published by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies in conjunction with a report released Tuesday about aging Americans and housing needs. The map shows a county-by-county breakdown of where the highest percentages of people over 50 lived in 199...

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