Counties with the most seniors in Utah

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August 30, 2022
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Counties with the most seniors in Utah

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 Utah 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 Utah.

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#29. Utah County

- Population aged 65 or older: 7.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 33.3%
- Median age: 25 years old
--- Median age of males: 24.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 25.2 years old
- Total population: 621,506 people
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#28. Tooele County

- Population aged 65 or older: 8.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 32.6%
- Median age: 31.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 31 years old
--- Median age of females: 32.2 years old
- Total population: 69,740 people
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#27. Cache County

- Population aged 65 or older: 9.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 30.3%
- Median age: 25.4 years old
--- Median age of males: 25.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 25.4 years old
- Total population: 126,336 people
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#26. Davis County

- Population aged 65 or older: 10.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 32.1%
- Median age: 31.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 30.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 32.3 years old
- Total population: 350,761 people
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#25. Uintah County

- Population aged 65 or older: 10.6%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 32.9%
- Median age: 31.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 30.6 years old
--- Median age of females: 31.6 years old
- Total population: 35,736 people

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#24. Salt Lake County

- Population aged 65 or older: 10.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 27.1%
- Median age: 33 years old
--- Median age of males: 32.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 33.5 years old
- Total population: 1,146,215 people
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#23. Daggett County

- Population aged 65 or older: 11.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 25.4%
- Median age: 38.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 47.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 23.3 years old
- Total population: 590 people
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#22. Wasatch County

- Population aged 65 or older: 11.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 31.4%
- Median age: 34.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 33.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 34.8 years old
- Total population: 33,053 people
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#21. Weber County

- Population aged 65 or older: 11.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 28.1%
- Median age: 32.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 32.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 33.4 years old
- Total population: 255,284 people
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#20. Duchesne County

- Population aged 65 or older: 11.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 33.7%
- Median age: 31.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 32 years old
--- Median age of females: 31.9 years old
- Total population: 19,950 people

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#19. Morgan County

- Population aged 65 or older: 11.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 35.5%
- Median age: 32.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 30 years old
--- Median age of females: 33.7 years old
- Total population: 11,950 people
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#18. Juab County

- Population aged 65 or older: 12.2%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 34.3%
- Median age: 30.1 years old
--- Median age of males: 28.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 30.4 years old
- Total population: 11,623 people
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#17. Summit County

- Population aged 65 or older: 12.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 24.4%
- Median age: 40.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 39.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 40.9 years old
- Total population: 41,680 people
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#16. Iron County

- Population aged 65 or older: 12.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 28.6%
- Median age: 29.3 years old
--- Median age of males: 29 years old
--- Median age of females: 29.4 years old
- Total population: 53,148 people
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#15. Box Elder County

- Population aged 65 or older: 12.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 31.5%
- Median age: 32.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 32.1 years old
--- Median age of females: 34 years old
- Total population: 54,953 people

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#14. Sanpete County

- Population aged 65 or older: 13.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 25.4%
- Median age: 33.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 32.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 33.6 years old
- Total population: 30,421 people
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#13. San Juan County

- Population aged 65 or older: 14.1%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 30.3%
- Median age: 32.6 years old
--- Median age of males: 30.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 34.9 years old
- Total population: 15,295 people
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#12. Beaver County

- Population aged 65 or older: 14.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 32.5%
- Median age: 32.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 30.4 years old
--- Median age of females: 35.3 years old
- Total population: 6,594 people
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#11. Sevier County

- Population aged 65 or older: 16.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 29.3%
- Median age: 35.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 34.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 36.7 years old
- Total population: 21,475 people
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#10. Millard County

- Population aged 65 or older: 16.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 31.2%
- Median age: 34.5 years old
--- Median age of males: 34 years old
--- Median age of females: 35.3 years old
- Total population: 12,963 people

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#9. Emery County

- Population aged 65 or older: 16.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 29.3%
- Median age: 37.2 years old
--- Median age of males: 35.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 38.3 years old
- Total population: 10,099 people
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#8. Carbon County

- Population aged 65 or older: 17.3%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 26.2%
- Median age: 37.9 years old
--- Median age of males: 36.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 38.6 years old
- Total population: 20,401 people
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#7. Rich County

- Population aged 65 or older: 17.4%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 32.0%
- Median age: 33 years old
--- Median age of males: 33.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 32.1 years old
- Total population: 2,415 people
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#6. Grand County

- Population aged 65 or older: 18.7%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 20.6%
- Median age: 40.8 years old
--- Median age of males: 40.8 years old
--- Median age of females: 40.8 years old
- Total population: 9,698 people
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#5. Washington County

- Population aged 65 or older: 21.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 26.0%
- Median age: 37.7 years old
--- Median age of males: 36.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 39 years old
- Total population: 172,127 people

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#4. Wayne County

- Population aged 65 or older: 21.8%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 26.1%
- Median age: 42 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.5 years old
--- Median age of females: 43.4 years old
- Total population: 2,698 people
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#3. Garfield County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.5%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 23.6%
- Median age: 42 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.9 years old
--- Median age of females: 42.4 years old
- Total population: 5,000 people
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#2. Kane County

- Population aged 65 or older: 22.9%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 22.0%
- Median age: 42 years old
--- Median age of males: 41.3 years old
--- Median age of females: 44.6 years old
- Total population: 7,658 people
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#1. Piute County

- Population aged 65 or older: 32%
- Population aged 18 and younger: 21.0%
- Median age: 53.4 years old
--- Median age of males: 51.2 years old
--- Median age of females: 55.3 years old
- Total population: 1,870 people

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