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Population Over Age 65

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is over age 65.

Population Over Age 65

14.1
9.5
Comparison: U.S. Value 

9.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

The age structure of a population is important in planning for the future of a community, particularly for schools, community centers, health care, and child care. A population with more youth will have greater education and child care needs, while an older population may have greater health care needs. Older people are also far more likely to vote, making them an important political force.

Population Over Age 65 : Time Series

2009: 8.6 2010: 8.8 2011: 8.9 2012: 9.2 2013: 9.5

percent

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Population Over Age 65

Comparison: Prior Value 

9.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

The age structure of a population is important in planning for the future of a community, particularly for schools, community centers, health care, and child care. A population with more youth will have greater education and child care needs, while an older population may have greater health care needs. Older people are also far more likely to vote, making them an important political force.

Population Over Age 65 : Time Series

2009: 8.6 2010: 8.8 2011: 8.9 2012: 9.2 2013: 9.5

percent

Zoom to:

View by:

Create Indicator Comparison Report