2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Released

On December 19, 2019, the American Community Survey 5-Year estimates were released which provide demographic and socio-economic data for all areas regardless of population size. Our brief highlights trends in the 2014-2018 estimates for Pennsylvania counties with a specific focus on the 65 and older population and changes since the 2009-2013 estimates. Some key takeaways include:

  • The percentage of Pennsylvania’s population age 65 and older was 17.4%, significantly higher than in 2009-2013 (15.7%).
  • The percentage of residents age 65 and older significantly increased in all Pennsylvania counties.
  • The labor force participation rate for the population age 75 and older increased in 52 counties.
  • Twenty-two counties had median household incomes for the population age 65 and older above the state median.

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