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?
In contrast to the state and region, Orange County's under-40 population has barely declined from 2000 through 2014. While the 85 and over and the 60 to 84 age groups grew the most since 2000 (33% and 46%, respectively), Orange County also experienced a modest increase in its youngest populations, with a less than 1% increase in residents under 20, and a less than 1% decline in the 20 to 39 group. Unlike neighboring Dutchess and Ulster counties, the under-20 age group represents the biggest proportion of Orange's residents, followed closely by the 40 to 59 age group.
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