Minnesotans over the age of 65 are a rapidly growing population group. The number of individuals who fall into this demographic will double over the next 25 years, having dramatic effects on city services and communities overall.
Senior populations will grow in all regions of the state, with the highest growth projected in the central lakes region and the metro corridor between St. Cloud and Rochester.
Service needs will evolve as the bulk of seniors within the Baby Boom generation age, increasingly counting on cities, counties and nonprofits to provide transportation, crime prevention, emergency response services, and general support.
LMC policy analysis staff provided research and guidance to the work of the Demographics Task Force, and are available to answer your questions or to direct you to additional resources.
Contact Lena Gould
(651) 281-1245 or (800) 925-1122
Contact Rachel Walker
Policy Analysis Manager
(651) 281-1236 or (800) 925-1122
If you want to share and learn ideas about serving the needs of a growing senior population, join the League's member forum (listserv),Minnesota's Aging Population . This forum is one of several member forum opportunities to explore specific issues and trends through connection with your city colleagues.