According to new population estimates released by the US Census Bureau, the Utah population of seniors (65 and older) is growing fast as the baby boomer generation continues to age. In Southern Utah, the growing senior population is especially visible.
Southern Utah’s sunny and warm climate is especially attractive to retired seniors, which is expected to be one of the reasons Southern Utah has seen a greater increase in seniors. According to the Census Bureau’s recent report, in Washington County alone, the median age has increased from 32.5 in 2010 to 36.9 in 2016.
The baby boomers just started turning 65 in 2011, so seniors will continue to be an ever-growing population across the United States and in Southern Utah.