Ohio Greying

Ohio’s pop­u­la­tion of those 65 and older is grow­ing. Newly released data from the U.S. Cen­sus Bureau shows that the north­west cor­ner of the state is no excep­tion to that find­ing. The lat­est fig­ures show that Defi­ance County’s 65+ pop­u­la­tion grew by 1.8 per­cent between 2010 and 2014 — from 15 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion in 2010, to 16.8 per­cent in 2014. Six north­west Ohio coun­ties — Defi­ance, Ful­ton, Henry, Williams, Pauld­ing and Put­nam — saw increases to their 65+ pop­u­la­tion over the past four years… the most in Henry County, where a jump from 15.3 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion in 2010, to 17.6 per­cent in 2014 was recorded. Mean­while, total pop­u­la­tion in Defi­ance County decreased from 39,106 to 38,510 in 2014.

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