Across the United States and locally in San Diego County, the growth in the number and proportion of aging adults over the age of 65 has hit new and unprecedented levels in our history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two main factors—longer life spans and aging baby boomers—will "combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years to about 72 million. By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population."(1)
Below is a compiled listing of data related to the health and well-being of our aging population in San Diego County. If you are looking for resources or more information, please refer to the County of San Diego's Aging and Independence Services.