Chances are, if your city has a lot of baby boomers, many are there to stay. Here are the cities the Urban Institute predicts will have the greatest boom in baby boomer seniors.
Areas That Will Experience Senior Growth Due to the Aging of Baby Boomers
- Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
- Austin-Round Rock, Texas
- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.
- Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
- Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev.
- Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla.
- Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
- Colorado Springs, Colo.
- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.
- Albuquerque, N.M.
- Tucson, Ariz.
- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C.-S.C.
- Denver-Aurora, Colo.
- Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
- Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
Read Retire in Style: 50 Affordable Places across America by Warren Bland for more information. This book offers valuable tips including which states have no personal income taxes (Alaska, Nevada, Texas, etc.) and which states, like Texas, freeze school-district property taxes for homeowners at age 65. William H. Frey analyzed census data to come up with cities with the greatest percentage growth in populations for people age 65 and over:
Where Americans moved
According to the 2010 American Community Survey, 45.3 million people lived in a different house within the United States one year earlier. Of these movers, 6.7 million lived in a different state.
The most common state-to-state moves in 2010 were:California to Texas (68,959 movers); New York to Florida (55,011); Florida to Georgia (49,901); California to Arizona (47,164); New Jersey to Pennsylvania (42,456); New York to New Jersey (41,374); California to Washington (39,468); Texas to California (36,582); Georgia to Florida (35,615); and California to Nevada (35,472).
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