Minnesota is aging, and quickly. Between 2015 and 2030, the North Star state is expected to see just under 9 percent population growth. However, in that same timeframe the senior population is expected to grow 56 percent!
Roughly 85 percent of Minnesota counties will see an increase in their senior population while also seeing a decline in the rest of their adult population. Four counties – Carver, Scott, Sherburne and Wright – are expected to see a 100+ percent growth in seniors.
This explosive growth of our senior population means that there will be more seniors in our state than ever before. It’s critical that seniors have access to home and community-based services to keep them in the homes they love for as long as possible with the care and services they need.