Pennsylvania’s aging population: 2011 to 2015

By: The Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC)

Published: February 2017

The Keystone State’s population has grown older in the past five years, according to the American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. From 2011 to 2015, the age 65 and over population grew by 10.0 percent while the general population grew by only 0.5 percent. Pennsylvania ranked sixth nationally in 2015 for its proportion of persons age 65 and older (17.0 percent) which was higher than the nation’s average of 15.2 percent.

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