“A drone offers a detailed aerial view of the construction site at Frederick Living, a senior-living community in Montgomery County. Senior-living communities continue to expand across the commonwealth to meet growing demands from an aging population. – (Photo / File)”
by Jason Scott
“Pennsylvania is a slow growth state with the exception of residents who are 65 or older.
“The senior citizen population in the commonwealth grew by 13.5 percent from 2010 to 2016, according to a recent research report from the Pennsylvania State Data Center, which analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s total population rose just 0.6 percent over that span.
“There are now 2.2 million people age 65 or older in Pennsylvania, according to the center. That represents 17.4 percent of the total population in Pennsylvania, up from 15.4 percent in 2010.”
The Pennsylvania State Data Center has this information that shows the population age demographics by county here: “State & County Population Estimates, 2010 to 2016″