Population by Age
What does this measure?
The change in population of a geographic area broken down by selected age groups since 2000.
Why is this important?
Population measures provide insight on the changing size and face of communities, and an area's needs and assets. For example, areas with large or growing populations of seniors or children may face challenges in providing needed services and generating enough tax revenue to support those services.
How is Orange County performing?
While the region and state had declines in younger age groups, Orange County was steady in the number of people under 40 years old from 2000 to 2015. The 85 and over and the 60 to 84 age groups grew the most since 2000 (36% and 50%, respectively). Unlike neighboring Dutchess and Ulster counties, the under-20 age group represents the largest proportion of Orange's residents at 29%, followed closely by the 40 to 59 age group at 28%.
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