Report

Mapping the Growth of Older America

William H. Frey

Aging baby boomers constitute this decade’s fastest growing age group, expanding nearly 50 percent in size from 2000 to 2010.

This group-more highly educated, with more professional women, and more diverse than its predecessors-will add new stresses to suburban and Sun Belt locations where they are predominantly “retiring in place” with demands for health, transportation, and other services.