U.S. Cities with highest proportion of elderly residents
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Asked by: authorshelper-ga
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08 Oct 2002 10:24 PDT
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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! AH
Re: U.S. Cities with highest proportion of elderly residents
Answered By: hailstorm-ga on 08 Oct 2002 11:15 PDT
authorshelper, 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 http://www.census.gov Within this site is an article entitled: "The 65 Year and Over Population: 2000", accessable as a PDF file from http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-10.pdf or viewable in HTML format via Google at http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:IttrS7OD2XYC:www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-10.pdf+cities+largest+%22over+65%22+population+%22United+States%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 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 States"
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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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