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We're getting a little more gray in the past 10 years according to the 2010 Census.
The over-65 crowd outpaced the younger age groups by jumping 56 percent since 2000. The 85 to 90-year old segment almost doubled. Accomodating an older population isn't without special considerations. Thngs like community programs and emergency services are impacted slightly more. Adva Salinger of The Sun News has a great write-up on how an older population isn't necessarily a bad thing. Read more here.
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I wonder how having such a large population of retirees that live on a fixed or guaranteed income affect municipal elections? Post your thoughts in the comments.