Counties with the most seniors in Texas

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August 30, 2022
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Counties with the most seniors in Texas

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 Texas 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 Texas.

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#50. McCulloch County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.0%
- Median age: 45.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.4 years old
- Total population: 7,970 people
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#49. Donley County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.1%
- Median age: 41.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 39.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 43.3 years old
- Total population: 3,317 people
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#48. Clay County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.2%
- Median age: 47 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.4 years old
- Total population: 10,444 people
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#47. Lavaca County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 23.6%
- Median age: 43.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 42.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 45.1 years old
- Total population: 20,072 people
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#46. Schleicher County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 25.7%
- Median age: 36.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 36.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 36.4 years old
- Total population: 2,898 people

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#45. San Saba County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.8%
- Median age: 42 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 42.8 years old
- Total population: 6,004 people
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#44. Haskell County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.5%
- Median age: 42.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.1 years old
- Total population: 5,711 people
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#43. Goliad County

- Population aged 65 or older: 23.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.2%
- Median age: 46.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 47.4 years old
- Total population: 7,578 people
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#42. Presidio County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 26.6%
- Median age: 42.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 42.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 42.4 years old
- Total population: 6,808 people
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#41. Comanche County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.3%
- Median age: 44.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.7 years old
- Total population: 13,597 people

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#40. Rains County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.2%
- Median age: 48.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.2 years old
- Total population: 12,001 people
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#39. Edwards County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.3%
- Median age: 40.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 40.4 years old
- Total population: 1,944 people
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#38. Dickens County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.8%
- Median age: 45.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.6 years old
- Total population: 2,182 people
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#37. Leon County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.6%
- Median age: 44.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 43 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.3 years old
- Total population: 17,325 people
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#36. Coleman County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.7%
- Median age: 47 years old
--- Median age of males: 46.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 47.6 years old
- Total population: 8,281 people

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#35. Hood County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.0%
- Median age: 46.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 46.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 47 years old
- Total population: 60,025 people
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#34. Roberts County

- Population aged 65 or older: 24.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 23.5%
- Median age: 47.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 44.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 47.9 years old
- Total population: 784 people
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#33. Hamilton County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.9%
- Median age: 45.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 43.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.5 years old
- Total population: 8,434 people
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#32. Bosque County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.1%
- Median age: 46.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.3 years old
- Total population: 18,428 people
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#31. Baylor County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.4%
- Median age: 47.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 44.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.1 years old
- Total population: 3,560 people

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#30. Red River County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.9%
- Median age: 47.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 48.7 years old
- Total population: 12,115 people
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#29. Briscoe County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.7%
- Median age: 46.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.6 years old
- Total population: 1,348 people
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#28. Fayette County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.3%
- Median age: 48.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 45.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.2 years old
- Total population: 25,247 people
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#27. Throckmorton County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.3%
- Median age: 48.4 years old
--- Median age of males: 55.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 44.3 years old
- Total population: 1,500 people
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#26. Blanco County

- Population aged 65 or older: 25.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.7%
- Median age: 50.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 49.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 51.2 years old
- Total population: 11,733 people

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#25. Marion County

- Population aged 65 or older: 26.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.2%
- Median age: 50.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 50.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.6 years old
- Total population: 9,987 people
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#24. Mason County

- Population aged 65 or older: 26.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 23.9%
- Median age: 45.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 46.9 years old
- Total population: 4,248 people
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#23. Wood County

- Population aged 65 or older: 26.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.2%
- Median age: 48.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 50 years old
- Total population: 45,054 people
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#22. Trinity County

- Population aged 65 or older: 26.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.1%
- Median age: 50 years old
--- Median age of males: 48.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 52.1 years old
- Total population: 14,689 people
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#21. San Augustine County

- Population aged 65 or older: 26.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.7%
- Median age: 48.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 48.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 49 years old
- Total population: 8,260 people

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#20. Aransas County

- Population aged 65 or older: 27.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.1%
- Median age: 50 years old
--- Median age of males: 49.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.6 years old
- Total population: 24,220 people
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#19. Bandera County

- Population aged 65 or older: 27.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 16.7%
- Median age: 53.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 52.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 53.6 years old
- Total population: 22,770 people
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#18. Kerr County

- Population aged 65 or older: 27.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 19.2%
- Median age: 48 years old
--- Median age of males: 46.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 49.2 years old
- Total population: 52,195 people
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#17. Coke County

- Population aged 65 or older: 27.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.4%
- Median age: 47.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 46.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 49.6 years old
- Total population: 3,298 people
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#16. Kenedy County

- Population aged 65 or older: 28.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 30.9%
- Median age: 41.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 27.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 49.4 years old
- Total population: 391 people

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#15. Kimble County

- Population aged 65 or older: 28.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.1%
- Median age: 52 years old
--- Median age of males: 51.7 years old
--- Median age of females: 52.1 years old
- Total population: 4,375 people
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#14. Borden County

- Population aged 65 or older: 28.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 32.6%
- Median age: 37.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 38 years old
--- Median age of females: 34.8 years old
- Total population: 653 people
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#13. Gillespie County

- Population aged 65 or older: 29.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.0%
- Median age: 50.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 48 years old
--- Median age of females: 52.6 years old
- Total population: 26,668 people
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#12. Kinney County

- Population aged 65 or older: 29.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 12.6%
- Median age: 51 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 56.8 years old
- Total population: 3,674 people
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#11. Mills County

- Population aged 65 or older: 29.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.9%
- Median age: 52.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 52.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 52.6 years old
- Total population: 4,877 people

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#10. Real County

- Population aged 65 or older: 29.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.6%
- Median age: 52.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 56.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 50 years old
- Total population: 3,429 people
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#9. Kent County

- Population aged 65 or older: 30.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 29.4%
- Median age: 43.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 51.3 years old
- Total population: 704 people
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#8. Motley County

- Population aged 65 or older: 30.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.1%
- Median age: 46.4 years old
--- Median age of males: 45 years old
--- Median age of females: 50.2 years old
- Total population: 1,362 people
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#7. Sabine County

- Population aged 65 or older: 30.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 18.5%
- Median age: 53 years old
--- Median age of males: 53.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 51.9 years old
- Total population: 10,470 people
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#6. Menard County

- Population aged 65 or older: 33.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.9%
- Median age: 54.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 49.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 56.7 years old
- Total population: 2,108 people

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#5. Foard County

- Population aged 65 or older: 34%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 17.8%
- Median age: 55.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 55.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 55.1 years old
- Total population: 1,207 people
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#4. Terrell County

- Population aged 65 or older: 34.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 13.0%
- Median age: 59.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 61.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 51.3 years old
- Total population: 903 people
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#3. Llano County

- Population aged 65 or older: 37.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 14.9%
- Median age: 57.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 56.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 58.2 years old
- Total population: 21,452 people
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#2. Jeff Davis County

- Population aged 65 or older: 38.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 14.6%
- Median age: 61.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 61.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 61.6 years old
- Total population: 2,245 people
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#1. Loving County

- Population aged 65 or older: 45.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.2%
- Median age: 62.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 68.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 27.2 years old
- Total population: 117 people

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