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Aging Douglas could be worse

By the year 2030, the number of Douglas County residents 65 year or older will rise from a fifth of the population to more than a third.

Last week, State Demographer Jeff Hardcastle told county commissioners that the county's population is estimated to remain flat but the number of residents 65 or older will rise from 9,737 in 2010 to 16,958 in 2030.

The aging population poses some serious issues for the county ranging from the availability of workers to an increased need for emergency services.

However, we've rarely met a long-term trend that panned out.

Some estimates predicted there …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 13, 2012 07:29PM Published Sep 13, 2012 07:27PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.