Older Adults vs. Children Population Chart
In rural Nevada and Sierra Counties, this shift already happened in the year 2000. In Sacramento County, the State has projected there will be more older people than young people by 2030. Yolo County is expected to follow suit in 2035. Placer, Sutter and Yuba Counties have larger proportions of kids, delaying this overall trend. By 2045, California as a whole will have more seniors than children.
The Dual Challenge
Preserving services for the oldest old today; planning for the elderly Baby Boomers of tomorrow.
We know that the Baby Boom dramatically changed America during the latter half of the 20th century. But, what do we really know about how the Boomer Generation will change what it means to grow old as we move ahead into the 21st century? The Dual Challenge attempts to answer that question based upon the best, most reliable information available for our region.
Public Data on Older Adults
California Department of Finance
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Aging Integrated Database (AGID)
Poverty Guidelines for Older Americans Act And Older Californians Act Programs 2017
Other Noteworthy Reports and Studies
SACOG Metropolitan Transportation Plan for 2035
The Needs Assessment Report explains how AAA4 determines the top needs of older adults in the seven-county service region, presents those needs in rank order, and offers general recommendations for addressing senior needs.
County Level Data 2015-16
Top Senior Needs by County
* Complete Data Set Available Upon Request
** Data Set Not Statistically Significant
Changing Demographics in California
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