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Map: The Geography of America’s Growing Senior Population

The Geography of Americas Senior Population

Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 4th of April 2020 to The Sounding Line.

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The following infographics, from Visual Capitalist, reveal which states and cities in the US have the most residents over the age of 65 and therefore the highest vulnerability to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. As we have discussed before, the average age in the US has been rising for years, a story that has been playing out in virtually every developed country around the world. 16% of Americans are now over 65 with Maine and Florida ranking as the oldest states in the nation. Meanwhile, Yonkers, New York is the ‘oldest’ city in the US currently struggling with a major outbreak,
Aron Strandberg

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