Aging in Ohio: Population Age 65+ 2000 and 2010 by County

March 5, 2012


  • Shahla Mehdizadeh
  • Suzanne R. Kunkel
  • Taka Yamashita
A poster-size table displaying changes in the number and proportion of Ohio's age 65+ population by age group and gender for each of Ohio's 88 counties.

The number of residents age 65 and older in Ohio’s Delaware County has increased by 83% from the year 2000 to 2010 according to information being released this week by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. This change is part of a broader dramatic aging story taking place across all of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties. Delaware County represents the most substantial aging over this period; Ohio’s total population age 65 and older grew by 7.6%. Washington County is also in a unique situation: it got smaller and older. The county underwent significant growth in the number of residents age 65+ (a 15% increase) but unlike Delaware County, Washington County shrunk in overall population from 2000 to 2010. This research is part of a series of forthcoming releases from Scripps Gerontology Center as it seeks to shed light on age-related issues and to provide a wealth of information that tells the story of Ohio’s aging counties.

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