By Dallas Riddick
There were approximately 35 million people in America aged 65+ in the year 2000. That number is expected to be about 72 million by the year 2030. This represents more than a 50% increase.
Colorado was one of only eight states that saw the population of people over the age of 65 increased by at least 30.4% from the year 2000 to 2010. That number is expected to be much higher by the year 2030.
People over the age of 65 are far less likely to change residence compared to the population under 65 according to the Administration on Aging.