Greater Minnesota is at the leading edge of an unprecedented demographic shift affecting the entire state – and the nation as a whole.
For example, a staggering 37% of adults in Aitkin County were age 65 or older as of 2015. That percentage is projected to jump to 47% by 2030—meaning almost half of the total adult population of Aitkin County will be seniors.
In Pennington County, the senior population is also on the rise, expected to reach 25% of the adult population by 2020 and 31% of the adult population by 2030.
Fillmore County will also see rapid growth in their aging population between now and 2030; 31% of all adults will be age 65 or older by 2030.
In all three counties, the senior population will increase but the rest of the adult population will drop between 2015 and 2030. In fact, this is a common shift across much of Minnesota.
So how fast is your own county aging? View our interactive state map to see how your county compares.
As a state, we need to face the demographic facts, embrace living in an older society, and act now to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s older Minnesotans. Together, we can face aging!