Senior Orphans

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Demographics

  • Fastest growing demographic: 80-plus

  • Those age 65+ by 2030: 72.8 million (more than one in five US residents)

    • This represents a 40.7% increase in the senior population from 2012 to 2030

    • The overall US population is expected to grow only 12.4% during the same period

  • “Minority group” seniors by 2030:  Nearly 3 in 10 seniors

  • Those age 80+: 19 million by 2030;    30 million by 2050

  • Growth in proportion of US population age 80+ from 2012 to 2050: 27% to 37%

  • San Diego demographics:

    • San Diego County seniors 65+ as of 2012: Approx 375,000 (11.9%)

    • Est San Diego County seniors 65+ by 2030: Approx 725,000

    • Growth in SD seniors age 85+ from 2012 to 2030: 60,000 to 84,000 (16%-23%)

      • Est growth rate of the 85+ age demographic from 2010 to 2030: Over 150%


Housing

  • Seniors living in their own homes: 80%

  • Seniors who live alone: 33% of those 65+; 46% of those 75+

  • Seniors who would consider a “lifestyle community”:  77%