Planning for Aging-friendly Homes
An aging population is driving many demographic shifts. In the U.S., by 2030 one in five persons will be 65 and older, and by 2034 the number of older adults will exceed the number of children for the first time in U.S. history. Like the U.S., Chester County's senior population is projected to comprise 20% of the total population by 2030. The County's population of those 65 and older is anticipated to nearly double from 74,587 to 145,040 residents between 2015 and 2045.
The increased senior population will have significant impacts on housing in the County. Municipalities will need to adapt their housing as seniors age by creating additional housing diversity including smaller, affordably-priced, and age restricted housing units.