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Q: U.S. Cities with highest proportion of elderly residents ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: U.S. Cities with highest proportion of elderly residents
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: authorshelper-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 08 Oct 2002 10:24 PDT
Expires: 07 Nov 2002 09:24 PST
Question ID: 74046
Agh!!! I'm up against a homework deadline and am too frazzled to track
this down right now.

I would like to know what U.S. cities have the highest number
(relative) of elderly residents.  I need a list of five to ten cities,
don't even need figures if the list is from a reliable source (I have
my own hunches, but want something more "official").  Thanks a bunch! 

Request for Question Clarification by hailstorm-ga on 08 Oct 2002 10:51 PDT

By "elderly", do you mean 65 years of age or older?  And are you
looking for the answer with regards to "large cities" over a certain
population, or the top percentage among all cities regardless of size?
Subject: Re: U.S. Cities with highest proportion of elderly residents
Answered By: hailstorm-ga on 08 Oct 2002 11:15 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Since you are up against a deadline, I will answer this question under
two assumptions: that "elderly" be defined as over the age of 65, and
for cities with a population of at least 100,000 people.

For this, and all other questions regarding United States population
issues, the first and foremost authority is the United States Census
Bureau site, located at  Within this site is an
article entitled: "The 65 Year and Over Population: 2000", accessable
as a PDF file from
or viewable in HTML format via Google at

According to this article the ten places with 100,000 or more
population with the highest proportion of their population 65 years or
older from the Year 2000 Census are as follows:

1) Clearwater, FL (21.5%)
2) Cape Coral, FL (19.6%)
3) Honolulu, HI (17.8%)
4) St. Petersburg, FL (17.4%)
5) Hollywood, FL (17.3%)
6) Warren, MI (17.3%)
7) Miami, FL (17.0%)
8) Livonia, MI (16.9%)
9) Scottsdale, AZ (16.7%)
10)Hialeah, FL (16.6%)

Google search terms used: cities largest "over 65" population "United
authorshelper-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
YAY!!!  I was running out the door earlier on my way to an appointment
and saw your request for clarification but didn't have time to reply,
so am happy you went ahead and posted an answer.  I'm a GA researcher
myself, but this is one of those rare times when I actually have more
money than time ;)  Thanks -- this is exactly what I was looking for! 
See you soon in the researcher's forum?  AH

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