This data analysis provides a new level of detail about the aging of the population in cities and counties across New York State. Our analysis finds that older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the population statewide.
Over the past decade, the number of New Yorkers ages 65 and over increased by 647,000, or 26 percent. During the same period, the state’s overall population grew by just 3 percent.
There are now more New Yorkers ages 65 and older statewide than there are children under the age of 13.
Find statistics for Suffolk County and others at the link below.