Oregon’s retirement-age population growing fast

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Oregon’s 65-and-older population grew by 18 percent between July 2010 and July 2014.

That outpaces the country as a whole, which saw its senior population grow by 14 percent during that stretch.

The Oregonian reports that Deschutes County, which includes Bend, saw the biggest percentage increase. Its 65-and-over population grew 31 percent between 2010 and 2014. Washington and Clackamas counties had the next biggest increases.

Most Oregon counties saw their 65-and-older population grow by more than 10 percent in the same time period. No county saw a decrease.

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