Pennsylvania Aging Rapidly


December 1, 2022

Did you know the population in rural Pennsylvania is aging rapidly, and an increasing number of Pennsylvania counties are projected to have more senior citizens than youth in the coming decades?

The graph above shows the percent of population under 20 and 65 and older from 1950-2040.

The graphic below shows the counties that have more residents 65 and older than residents less than 20 years old. This number has gone from three counties in 2011 to a projected 46 counties in 2040.


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