Old will soon outnumber young in Florida


.Florida’s retirement migration is strong and rising from recession-dented levels. (Source: BuilderOnline)

From BuilderOnline: At the end of the year, it’s likely that both Maine and Florida will have more elderly residents than children, “a ratio that’s unprecedented in U.S. history but one that’s coming soon to several more states,” writes Wall Street Journal staffer Paul Overberg.

Newly released Census Bureau estimates pegged to last July showed Maine had just 2% more children under 18 than adults 65 or older. Florida had just 4% more. As recently as 2010, their margins were 30% and 23%, respectively. The U.S. margin was 54% last year, and 84% in 2010.

For the complete story: http://www.builderonline.com/newsletter/old-will-soon-outnumber-young-in-two-states_c

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