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.

October 6, 2009, 6:00 AM PDT

By Tim Halbur


"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.

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