Finding a safe and healthy community for retirement can enhance the quality of life for senior citizens.
Just over 49 million U.S. residents are aged 65 years and older. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this figure will grow to over 80 million come 2050, and the age group will increase from 14.1% of the U.S. population to 20.9%. Knowing which U.S. counties are most suitable for a retiree’s needs can help those considering retirement options. Retiring in the right place can ensure a happy and healthy experience in the latter stage of life.
To find the healthiest counties for retirement, 24/7 Wall St. compiled a wealth of data for counties with significant elderly populations from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program.