Characteristics of Counties with the Highest Proportion of the Oldest Old

Publication Date: May 12th, 2020
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
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Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Lahr M, Schroeder J, Tuttle C, Mills S

The “oldest old,” or individuals age 85 and older, are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, yet little is known about where those individuals tend to live and what their communities are like. This information is important for planning how to best respond to and support this growing population.

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