Cobb County, it appears, has hung onto much of its youth. Paulding County is downright juvenile. But certain areas of north and south Fulton, not to mention Buckhead, are looking a little gray around the temples.
The Atlanta Regional Commission today released the map below – an assessment of age trends in the 20-county region. Bright red areas indicate where the senior population has exploded. Insert your own personal geezer joke here.
Deep blue marks the spots where young people rule:
The stats on which the map is based, along with more demographic maps, can be found here. From the ARC:
The data show that the Baby Boomers, defined as those ages 45 to 64 in 2010, now make up 25 percent of the region’s population, making them one of only two age groups that experienced an increase in its percentage of the total population since 2000. The other age group to experience such an increase are those 65 and older.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider