Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Daily Anti-Ranking

US News and World Report:  10 Fast-Growing Retirement Spots

Yes, we are mentioned of course, but here is the quote: 
Only five metro areas registered declines in their numbers of senior citizens: Scranton, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Buffalo, and Youngstown.
Which I am pretty sure also means incidentally that Pittsburgh is by far the largest metro area which recorded a decline in its elderly population.  Basically everywhere is getting older faster than we are.. and will continue to do so for some time. 

6 Comments:

Blogger joe said...

there's old, and then there's old...as we all say our long goodbye to the Greatest Generation here, is Pittsburgh still among the leaders in oldest-old (85+)?

Another decade and our comparatively fewer young-old will start to age into that category, shrinking it...and our medical industrial complex too? (coupled with quite a few billion less from Medicare)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

The 'older-old' in the Pittsburgh region, those 85 and over, are peaking right around now. By 2014 that cohort will decline in size as well. So again, we lead the nation in getting old, and thus we are about to lead the nation in moving beyond the pig in the python... as it were. But a big story I would think for anyone in any elder service related endeavor in town.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 1:41:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Peak Old?

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:56:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

Heh.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:33:00 PM  
Anonymous n'at said...

Peak Old will lead to a decline in the medical service industry, methinks.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:09:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

Not for a very long time if all the tail-end boomers keep eating.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:39:00 PM  

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