Top 10 Popular States For Retirees

Census Bureau report highlights some interesting trends about where retirees moving to.
August 11, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A broad reshuffling of the top retirement destinations means that a growing number of older people are moving to the Southwest and a swath of mild-weather Atlantic Coast states that include Virginia and Delaware. Florida still gained far more new elderly residents than any other state, but it drew fewer in the late 1990s than in the late 1980s. So did Oregon and Washington state, which were 1980s hot spots.State officials, political analysts and businesses are studying the shifts closely, hoping for clues to what the post-World War II baby boom generation will do as it ages. In five years, the oldest baby boomers will turn 62, the leading edge of the biggest retirement generation ever...a rising number of people older than 85 are leaving retirement communities and moving to snowy states to be near family or better health care."

Thanks to James Van Zee

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Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 in The Washington Post
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