Where metro Atlanta’s seniors have circled their wagons

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:

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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

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4 comments Add your comment

Jack

September 28th, 2011
1:44 pm

Every senior I know see their health care costs increasing with little or no way to increase income. They’re not likely to vote for an increase in taxes.

Cliff

September 28th, 2011
4:12 pm

It would be interesting to know if the places with large increases in the 65+ population have older people moving into those areas or people who have lived in the same place for a long time aging into the bracket.

Qyteria

September 28th, 2011
8:12 pm

They appear to be clustering around Denny’s restaurants, no doubt for the 20% senior discount.

Ole Guy

September 29th, 2011
4:45 pm

Qyteria, this senior will go to IHOP’s “twofer” before going anywhere near Denny’s.