Prime Working-Age Population by County
Story and Visualization by Mike Maciag
Many jurisdictions across the country are experiencing aging populations as a large segment of Baby Boomers continue to retire.
The prime working-age population, defined as those between the ages of 25 of 54, has started to drop in much of the country. This carries numerous potential ramifications for local governments as workers typically fund much of government through income taxes or sales taxes.
We have compiled prime working-age population data for all counties dating back to 2010.
Note: Census population estimates shown are current as of July 1st of each year. Prime working-age refers to the age 25-to-54 population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimates.