The number of Minnesotans turning 65 in this decade (about 285,000) will be greater than the past four decades combined.
Around 2020, Minnesota's 65+ population is expected to eclipse the 5-17 K-12 population, for the first time in history.
The total number of older adults (65+) is anticipated to double between 2010 and 2030, according to our projections. By then, more than 1 in 5 Minnesotans will be an older adult, including all the Baby Boomers.
Data for MN and all MN counties from the U.S. Census Bureau's Vintage 2014 Population Estimates:
Featured Map: Percent of the population that is 65 years or older
Use the map below to explore which locations (down to census tracts, areas of about 4,000 people) have a higher percentage of residents age 65+. You can zoom in and out (using the zoom tool at the upper right) as well as pan from side to side with this map to see all areas of Minnesota and the nation. See all of our maps and interactive data displays in our Map & Viz Gallery.
Data mapped by PolicyMap, an online GIS mapping tool.