Demographics (Population Statistics) Rule the Future 

Keep in mind the following:

  1. The number of Minnesotan turning 65 in this decade will be greater than the past 40 years combined.
  2. In a few years (around 2020) Minnesota’s 65+ population will be greater than the K-12 (ages 5 -17) population for the first time in history.
  3. The 65+ age group is fast becoming a huge portion of the total population.  By 2030 more 1 out of every 5 Minnesotans will be 65+.


I am always aware of these numbers.  Decisions on health care, elder housing, transportation, and independent living must take these demographics into consideration.