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13.7
9.2
Comparison: 13.7
Unit: percent
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Population Over Age 65

Value: 9.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: 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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Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Social Environment / Demographics
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is over age 65.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the national value.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/
URL of Data:   http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/download_data.html
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

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

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Unit: percent
View the Legend

Population Over Age 65

Value: 9.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Social Environment / Demographics
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of the population that is over age 65.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/
URL of Data:   http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/download_data.html
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

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

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home