NCSL’s Interactive Look at the States
The U.S. Census Bureau says there are about 55.8 million U.S. residents ages 65 and up—nearly 17% of the population and a 38% increase since 2010. The Department of Health and Human Services expects the over-65 crowd to hit 80.8 million by 2040. Click the map below to see how the ranks of baby boomers in each of the states and Puerto Rico have grown.
Map Monday, from the State Legislatures News team, offers a weekly look at stats from the states, territories and commonwealths in map form.