The 2010 Census brought to light some things that many were already expecting, such as the face that the massive baby boomer generation, which consists of 76 million people, will soon be reaching retirement. However, the number of senior citizens is growing faster in suburban areas rather than cities. In the suburban areas, 4 in 10 residents are older than 45, which is a 34 percent increase over the past 10 years.
Florida and Arizona are two of the most popular states for elderly individuals to relocate once they retire. However, 17 of the 25 states that have the highest number of seniors, are cold weather states.
"If you ask younger Boomers, who are 45-ish, a lot say they expect to move and retire elsewhere," John Kenney, chief of aging and disability services with the Montgomery County, Md., health department told the news source. "But as people get to 65 and 70, whether because of choice or default, they end up staying. We are planning on people being here."
In addition, it is expected that these baby boomers will be changing the idea of retirement living by keeping up with their active lifestyles throughout their golden years.