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Demographics of Older Adults in Suburban Cook County

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The older adult population in suburban cook county is rapidly growing. The appearance of the Baby Boom generation and the increased diversity within the older adult population are significant demographic shifts that will reshape aging services in our area and across the United States.

  • The 60+ population in suburban cook county increased by 16% between 1990 and 2010
  • In 2010, 14% of the population was over the age of 65
  • By 2030, it is estimated that more than 26% of residents will be over the age of 65

Between 1990 and 2010 the following demographic shifts occurred among those 60 and over:

  • The African American population increased by 204%
  • The Hispanic population increased by 296%
  • The Asian population increased by 384%

Township Snapshots - Suburban Cook County, 2010

AgeOptions serves a diverse group of older adults. This diversity can be explored by township when you follow the links below. Choose the region you are interested in and visualize how the demographics of your township compare to other townships in the region.

North Cook County Snapshot - (Barrington, Elk Grove, Evanston, Hanover, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wheeling)

West Cook County Snapshot - (Berwyn, Cicero, Leyden, Lyons, Norwood Park, Oak Park, Proviso, River Forest, Riverside)

South Cook County Snapshot - (Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Lemont, Orland, Palos, Rich, Stickney, Thornton, Worth)

Demographic Tables

Below you will find demographic information for older adults living in suburban Cook County by township. These documents contain data from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey and the 2010 United States Census. There are links in the documents to interactive maps that display the data.

Population 60 and Over

Living Alone Status

Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

Below Poverty (includes interactive municipality map)

Independent Living Difficulty (Over 18 and Over 65)

Limited English Speaking Population (includes interactive municipality map)

Ratio of Income to Poverty

More information on the American Community Survey can be found HERE.