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AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT OUR SENIOR POPULATION
16.5 % of the U . S . population is aged 65 and over .
( Source : U . S . Census Bureau )

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THE 50-PLUS AGE cohort contributes $ 8.3 trillion to the U . S . economy each year — 40 % of the U . S . GDP . That ’ s projected to grow to $ 26.8 trillion by 2050 .
( Source : AARP Longevity Economy ® Outlook )
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION AGE 65 AND OVER IN OUR 10-COUNTY REGION :
( SOURCE : U . S . CENSUS BUREAU )
SHUTTERSTOCK ILLUSTRATION
AMADOR
EL DORADO
NEVADA
21.9 %
27.5 %
28.4 %
77 % of adults 50 and older want to remain in their homes as they age .
PLACER
19.9 %
( Source : AARP 2021 Home and Community Preferences Survey )
SACRAMENTO
14.5 %
79 % of older adults in the U . S . own their own homes and about half have paid off their mortgage .
( Source : AARP 2021 Home and Community Preferences Survey )
The number of households headed by people age 65 AND OLDER is expected to grow from 34 million to 48 million in the next two decades .
( Source : The Urban Institute )
SAN JOAQUIN
SOLANO
SUTTER
YOLO COUNTY
YUBA
13.1 %
16.3 %
15.6 %
12.9 %
13.1 %
0 % 5 % 10 % 15 % 20 % 25 % 30 %
30 % of U . S . adults age 60-64 and 27 % of U . S . adults age 65-74 have attained a Bachelor ’ s degree or higher .
( Source : U . S . Census Bureau )
4 OUT OF 5 ADULTS age 50 + rely on technology to stay connected and in touch with family and friends .
( Source : AARP 2021 Tech Trends Report )
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