Boulder County's Aging Adults
By the Numbers and Geographic Locations
As of 2015, about 19% of Boulder County’s population is age 60 and over.
By 2040 forecasts suggest that the population age 60 and over will account for over 25% of Boulder County’s population.
While modest increases of between 12-36% are expected in the 60-69 year old age category, Boulder County will experience dramatic increases in its older-old age groups.
This rapid growth in the number of older adults in Boulder County will dramatically change the face of all communities within the county.
As the number of older adults increases, a larger number of healthy and active seniors will continue to contribute to the community as:
At the same time, the number of frail, isolated, vulnerable seniors needing housing, health care, transportation, and other supportive services will also increase. If we can help older adults build upon their strengths, every community in Boulder County will benefit from the skills and experiences that older adults possess.
Projected growth from 2015 to 2040, by age group
|Age Group||2015 Population||2040 Estimated Growth||Rate of Growth from 2015-2040|
Shown by each specific community – findings from 2015
Shown as Percents by Age Distribution – findings from the 2015 ACS Data
Shown as Percents by Geographic Area – finding from the 2015 ACS Data