Counties with the most seniors in Florida

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August 30, 2022
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Counties with the most seniors in Florida

Seniors will comprise more than 20% of U.S. residents in 2030, up from 15% in 2020. By 2034, older adults will outnumber children, according to Census Bureau projections.

Across the U.S., 52 million Americans are 65 years or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a quarter of them live in just three states: California, Florida, and Texas. By comparison, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and Alaska each have fewer than 150,000 senior residents. The size of a state's senior population means a lot in terms of demand for resources like health care, affordable housing, assisted living, in-home and nursing care, and support services, and the quality and availability of those resources help determine where seniors migrate.

With baby boomers moving into old age, fewer babies being born, and longer life expectancies, the senior population of America is on a spectacular rise. The lengthening of the U.S. life expectancy has been particularly dramatic, rising to nearly 79 years from 68 years in 1950.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most seniors in Florida using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percentage of residents 65 years or older according to 2020 5-year estimates.

Keep reading to find out which counties have the most seniors in Florida.

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#50. Miami-Dade County

- Population aged 65 or older: 16.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.4%
- Median age: 40.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 38.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 41.8 years old
- Total population: 2,705,528 people
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#49. Broward County

- Population aged 65 or older: 16.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.2%
- Median age: 40.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 39.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 41.6 years old
- Total population: 1,942,273 people
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#48. Escambia County

- Population aged 65 or older: 16.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.9%
- Median age: 37.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 35.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 39.8 years old
- Total population: 316,691 people
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#47. Hamilton County

- Population aged 65 or older: 17.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.1%
- Median age: 40 years old
--- Median age of males: 37.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 45 years old
- Total population: 14,397 people
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#46. Bay County

- Population aged 65 or older: 17.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.1%
- Median age: 40.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 39 years old
--- Median age of females: 42.2 years old
- Total population: 180,076 people

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#45. Washington County

- Population aged 65 or older: 17.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.4%
- Median age: 41.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 39.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 44.6 years old
- Total population: 25,094 people
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#44. Gadsden County

- Population aged 65 or older: 17.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.7%
- Median age: 41.4 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 42.3 years old
- Total population: 45,787 people
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#43. Bradford County

- Population aged 65 or older: 18%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.5%
- Median age: 39.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 37.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 43.5 years old
- Total population: 27,723 people
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#42. Calhoun County

- Population aged 65 or older: 18.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.1%
- Median age: 41.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 39.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 44.5 years old
- Total population: 14,324 people
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#41. Columbia County

- Population aged 65 or older: 18.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.6%
- Median age: 40.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 39.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 42.8 years old
- Total population: 70,898 people

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#40. Okeechobee County

- Population aged 65 or older: 19.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.3%
- Median age: 40.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 38.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 43.7 years old
- Total population: 41,611 people
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#39. Walton County

- Population aged 65 or older: 19.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.4%
- Median age: 44.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 42.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 45.8 years old
- Total population: 71,049 people
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#38. Holmes County

- Population aged 65 or older: 19.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.0%
- Median age: 42.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 38.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.9 years old
- Total population: 19,530 people
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#37. Jackson County

- Population aged 65 or older: 19.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.5%
- Median age: 42.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 45.5 years old
- Total population: 47,409 people
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#36. Taylor County

- Population aged 65 or older: 20%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.3%
- Median age: 43.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 40 years old
--- Median age of females: 45.7 years old
- Total population: 21,709 people

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#35. Gilchrist County

- Population aged 65 or older: 20.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.4%
- Median age: 41.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 37.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.7 years old
- Total population: 18,245 people
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#34. St. Johns County

- Population aged 65 or older: 20.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.8%
- Median age: 43.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 43 years old
--- Median age of females: 44.7 years old
- Total population: 255,410 people
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#33. Polk County

- Population aged 65 or older: 20.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.1%
- Median age: 40.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 38.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 41.2 years old
- Total population: 705,735 people
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#32. Suwannee County

- Population aged 65 or older: 20.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.5%
- Median age: 43.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 45.7 years old
- Total population: 44,290 people
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#31. Madison County

- Population aged 65 or older: 21.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.3%
- Median age: 44.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 47.5 years old
- Total population: 18,557 people

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#30. Nassau County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.8%
- Median age: 45.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 44.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 47 years old
- Total population: 85,762 people
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#29. Gulf County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 14.5%
- Median age: 46.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 52.2 years old
- Total population: 15,073 people
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#28. DeSoto County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.3%
- Median age: 40.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 38.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 44 years old
- Total population: 37,371 people
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#27. Monroe County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 15.3%
- Median age: 47.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 47.9 years old
- Total population: 75,137 people
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#26. Pasco County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.3%
- Median age: 44.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 45.5 years old
- Total population: 539,885 people

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#25. Putnam County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.4%
- Median age: 45 years old
--- Median age of males: 44.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.4 years old
- Total population: 73,784 people
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#24. Dixie County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.1%
- Median age: 46.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.7 years old
- Total population: 16,740 people
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#23. Franklin County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 15.8%
- Median age: 47.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 44.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 51.2 years old
- Total population: 11,914 people
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#22. Jefferson County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.2%
- Median age: 47.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 42.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.8 years old
- Total population: 14,278 people
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#21. Brevard County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.3%
- Median age: 47.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 49 years old
- Total population: 594,001 people

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#20. Palm Beach County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.1%
- Median age: 45 years old
--- Median age of males: 43 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.7 years old
- Total population: 1,482,057 people
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#19. St. Lucie County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.8%
- Median age: 45.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 47.1 years old
- Total population: 320,914 people
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#18. Levy County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.5%
- Median age: 47 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.2 years old
- Total population: 40,979 people
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#17. Volusia County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.6%
- Median age: 46.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 45 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.5 years old
- Total population: 546,107 people
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#16. Pinellas County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.2%
- Median age: 48.4 years old
--- Median age of males: 46.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 49.9 years old
- Total population: 970,985 people

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#15. Lake County

- Population aged 65 or older: 26.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.2%
- Median age: 47 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.5 years old
- Total population: 356,115 people
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#14. Hernando County

- Population aged 65 or older: 27.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.4%
- Median age: 48.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.1 years old
- Total population: 190,700 people
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#13. Manatee County

- Population aged 65 or older: 27.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.3%
- Median age: 48.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.3 years old
- Total population: 393,847 people
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#12. Glades County

- Population aged 65 or older: 28.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 15.0%
- Median age: 47.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 49.8 years old
- Total population: 13,777 people
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#11. Lee County

- Population aged 65 or older: 28.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.6%
- Median age: 48.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.1 years old
- Total population: 756,570 people

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#10. Marion County

- Population aged 65 or older: 28.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.7%
- Median age: 48.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 46.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.2 years old
- Total population: 360,210 people
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#9. Flagler County

- Population aged 65 or older: 30.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.9%
- Median age: 51.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 51 years old
--- Median age of females: 52.6 years old
- Total population: 112,854 people
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#8. Martin County

- Population aged 65 or older: 31.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.3%
- Median age: 52.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 50.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 54.5 years old
- Total population: 160,420 people
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#7. Collier County

- Population aged 65 or older: 32.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.1%
- Median age: 51.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 49.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 53 years old
- Total population: 379,345 people
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#6. Indian River County

- Population aged 65 or older: 32.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.0%
- Median age: 54 years old
--- Median age of males: 52.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 55.3 years old
- Total population: 156,964 people

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#5. Highlands County

- Population aged 65 or older: 35.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.9%
- Median age: 54.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 52.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 55.4 years old
- Total population: 104,574 people
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#4. Citrus County

- Population aged 65 or older: 36.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 14.7%
- Median age: 56.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 55.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 57.5 years old
- Total population: 147,938 people
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#3. Sarasota County

- Population aged 65 or older: 36.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 14.2%
- Median age: 56.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 55.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 57.8 years old
- Total population: 427,766 people
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#2. Charlotte County

- Population aged 65 or older: 40.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 12.0%
- Median age: 59.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 58.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 60.1 years old
- Total population: 185,926 people
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#1. Sumter County

- Population aged 65 or older: 57.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 7.3%
- Median age: 68 years old
--- Median age of males: 67.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 68.5 years old
- Total population: 129,938 people

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