In an article, Forbes.com announced the top U.S. cities that aging seniors call home. Which regions have had the most growth and how does this affect assisted living? Learn more.
The Top Cities That Aging Seniors Call Home
Forbes.com recently studied “aging America” and the impacts that aging seniors will have across the U.S. Their research centered on which metropolitan cities have had the largest concentration of senior growth from 2000-2013, of which they found interesting results.
The top 10 cities reported to be aging the fastest in the U.S. include:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Austin, Texas
- San Jose, California
- Denver, Colorado
- Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Houston, Texas
- Los Angeles, California
- Portland, Oregon
The growth has been attributed to the baby boomer generation reaching 65 years old, in addition to the U.S. fertility rate falling. According to the article:
“Since 2000, the senior population has increased 29% compared to [an] overall population growth of 12%… and their share of the population is projected to climb to 19.3% by 2030.”
How Aging Seniors Affect Assisted Living
This growth of baby boomers and aging seniors in the U.S. has no doubt brought about a shift in assisted living, and a need for more senior care management, as told by A Place for Mom.
Assisted living communities will continue to look for ways to develop flexible housing that provides more services and fits specific family needs to be prepared for our senior loved ones in the next decade.
Are you and your family looking for a community in one of the top 10 cities that aging seniors call home? Contact us to get started.