Boomers Get Rural

A new report from the USDA says that baby boomers will be flooding out of metropolitan areas and into the countryside over the next ten years.

"And it's not just because the 83 million boomer generation is the largest in U.S. history and all of their movements are out-sized. Demographers are talking about a genuine "deconcentration" of population near metro centers. Urban areas will see a net loss of people age 55 to 75, while in non-metro areas that age group will increase by 1.6 million nationally during the next 10 years."

Reasons cited for the move include the desire for community and a desire for an active, outdoor lifestyle.

Full Story: Retiring baby boomers begin heading for the country


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